The Essential Preseason Checklist for Volleyball Coaches

Volleyball season is here, and we have everything you need to know so you can get the most out of Hudl this year.

We’ve made major updates to our tools for volleyball in 2017. Here’s a checklist of everything you need to know as you prepare for the fall season.

Set up your roster.

A new season will inevitably bring about roster changes. Whether it’s new additions to the team or graduating seniors, you’ll need to get in and update your roster. 

  • Disable old accounts that are no longer active and start adding the new players
  • Organize your athletes custom groups to make sharing videos and reports even easier.
  • Make sure every player has a working email address so they can log in to their own accounts.

Check out the new tools. 

This round of updates to Hudl might be the biggest yet, full of new features designed to make finding key moments easier than ever

  • Video review is made easy with clip creation. Add clips to new and existing playlists to easily share with your team. 
  • Use custom tags to track the information that matters most to your team. 
  • Create playlists with clips from multiple games. 

Add the 2017-2018 schedule.

  • Check out the Hudl + MaxPreps integration to automatically transfer your schedule to MaxPreps-or from MaxPreps to Hudl.

  • Set the 2017-2018 season as your current season on the Schedule page so it’ll load first when you’re using Hudl.com or the Hudl app.

Get some help from Hudl Assist.

Save some time this season by letting our team break down your matches. Submit your video and within 24 hours you’ll receive stats for both sides of the net.

  • Select your opponents from the drop-down list on Hudl when you add your schedule. This helps us match your opponent correctly for faster turnaround times and more accurate stats.

  • Submit your matches or scout video to Hudl Assist and receive all your stats within 24 hours. 

Make sure the bills are paid.

Not sure if you’re set for another season? Want to get on your billing secretary’s good side? Pay your bill so you have access to Hudl when you need it most. 

  • Check Billing & Invoices on your account to download your invoice or pay your bill.
  • Pay with a credit card or mail checks to Agile Sports Technologies, PO Box 310305, Des Moines, IA 50331.

Have every team member download the Hudl app.

  • Encourage your team to use the Hudl app to review video you’ve uploaded from anywhere to make sure they’re learning from mistakes and improving their performance.

Side note: You can record all of your matches using the Hudl app! Exciting, right? Any coach with an iOS device can record and upload games or practices directly to their team’s account. It even uploads live over Wi-Fi-saving you the hassle of uploading post match.

Get on the same page with Hudl messaging.

Communicating with your entire team or individual players has never been easier. You can easily update workout schedules and send tips to your players and coaches without fear of them missing the message.

  • Set up your messaging groups for specific positions.

  • Chat with your coaches to make sure the messages you send are consistent and relevant.

  • Lay the ground rules with your athletes for what types of messages to send.

Plan your process for uploading.

With new tools for volleyball, there are two ways you can upload video to your Hudl account.

  • If you’re recording with a camera and uploading with a computer, do a test upload to make sure there aren’t any issues.

  • Or record from the Hudl app and upload with a Wi-Fi network. Decide where you’ll upload your games, whether it’s at the school or at home, and be sure there are no firewalls to block you. Give it a test run to get comfortable with the process.

Update team and athlete profiles to showcase your team.

  • Do your fans a favor by updating the profile picture, cover photo, team bio and colors.
  • Remind your athletes to create highlights and update their vitals. Their Hudl profile is a great recruiting tool if it's up-to-date and shared. 

We couldn’t be more excited to help you and your team dominate more matches with video this season. Here is a digital copy with everything you need to check off your list before your season starts.

Download the PDF

Now you’re ready to hit the ground running. If you have any questions, check out our full list of resources on our Help Center.

Good luck this season!