USA Volleyball Proves Video Is Crucial to Recruiting

Some of USA Volleyball’s biggest names want more clubs to use video to help their play­ers get recruit­ed. Here’s why.

USA Volleyball Proves Video Is Crucial to Recruiting

Some of USA Volleyball’s biggest names want more clubs to use video to help their play­ers get recruit­ed. Here’s why.

The vol­ley­ball recruit­ing space can be tough to nav­i­gate. With thou­sands of ath­letes all vying for a chance to play at the next lev­el, it’s hard for an indi­vid­ual to stand out.

Clubs have the respon­si­bil­i­ty to give their ath­letes the best chance to get in front of col­lege scouts. Now more than ever, recruiters are lever­ag­ing video to get a glimpse at what play­ers can pro­vide them on the court.

I think it can be huge for recruit­ing in a cou­ple of ways,” said Karch Kiraly, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Coaches just gen­er­al­ly don’t want to see high­light reels… it’s real­ly impor­tant for them to see the whole game, and to see how a play­er does not just in the best, most spec­tac­u­lar plays.” 

It’s a neces­si­ty to have a data­base of video for play­ers to share with coach­es at any giv­en moment. “[Hudl] gives our play­ers an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be seen by coach­es year-round,” said Chris Leonard, club direc­tor and coach at Pilipa’a Volleyball Club in Hilo, Hawaii. It has opened oppor­tu­ni­ties for dis­cus­sions with col­le­giate pro­grams that would not oth­er­wise be able to see our kids play.”

Scholarships [are] out there for every­one, but you have to be seen,” said beach vol­ley­ball world cham­pi­on Kerri Walsh Jennings. Accessibility is a big deal. We don’t want just the rich or the elite to have access, we want every sin­gle per­son to have access [to these tools].”

To learn how Hudl can give your club a leg up in recruit­ing, down­load our eBook Volleyball in the Digital Age: How Clubs Gain an Edge with Video.