In most cases, coaches observing events, league play and or scrimmage games will recruit players’. Sometimes coaches will attend training sessions to see how players do in a more controlled environment. So for 90% of the players’, video footage may not be necessary. However there will be some situations that require a coach needing video footage to evaluate a player due to demographics, time in the recruiting process or institutions travel budget restrictions. If you plan to make a Video, follow the guidelines below.
A good videotape will include:
10 to 15 minutes of unedited game film. It should be no longer than 15 minutes.
Some highlight clips. Show different skills. Use game film when possible.
A skills tape. For field players, that consists of:
Receiving, both in the air and on the ground
Distributing, different types
Shooting, both power and finesse
Agility with the ball, how fast in a straight line and how fast going 30 yards in and out of 6 cones
For a goalie it can consist of:
Crosses and shot stopping
Verbal communication in a game situation
Participation in different goalie drills
It doesn’t have to be professional
Please do not include music
It does help to use a tripod when filming so the footage is consistent.