Category: Sports Recruitment

wrestlers

Wrestling Recruiting Video: The Highlights College Coaches Want To See

Sports Recruitment

College wrestling coaches don’t have the time to travel and see every recruit in person. Instead, they rely on highlight videos as an essential means for discovering talent. For your recruiting video to be effective, you need to know exactly what highlights wrestling coaches are looking for. By following the recommendations outlined here you’re taking the first step toward competing at the next level.

This article contains the specifics for wrestling and is part of the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video.

Contents

  1. Filming tips
  2. Introduction
  3. What to film
  4. Next Steps

Filming tips

You should include only match footage in your highlight video. We recommend using a tripod or resting the camera on something steady. Position the camera 5 feet off the ground and do not zoom in and out during the match. Most importantly, the camera view should not be obstructed by fans walking in front of the camera.

Athlete introduction

Your wrestling recruiting video should begin with a still frame stat sheet so the coach knows who you are. It should include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Name
  • Picture of you
  • Weight
  • High school
  • City, State
  • Class year
  • GPA
  • Your email address

What to film

When filming your recruiting video, focus on three key elements: yourself, your opponent and the referee. Try to capture as much of the mat as possible, including the referee.

You should film from the moment you step on the mat until you step off, even if the match hits a few slow spots. Include time between rounds and referee re-sets. Coaches want to see you wrestle, but they also want to see how you react to coaching between rounds. They want to see if you hustle back to the center when the referee calls out-of-bounds, your sportsmanship, and overall demeanor even when you are behind.

With a second camera if possible, film the individual, not team scoreboard. Capture the individual score between rounds and show the final score on the scoreboard.

Next Steps

After recording your raw footage, we recommend hiring a professional editor to create your highlight reel. Timepiece is a video editing marketplace where you can hire professional recruitment video editors to showcase your athletic abilities. Preview recruiting videos at www.timepiece.studio

When you are ready to share your recruiting video with coaches, use our email template to make first contact.

For more information on the recruitment process and making the best video, read the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – athletes@timepiece.studio

water polo player

Water Polo Recruiting Video: The Highlights College Coaches Want To See

Sports Recruitment

College water polo coaches don’t have the time to travel and see every recruit in person. Instead, they rely on highlight videos as an essential means for discovering talent. For your recruiting video to be effective, you need to know exactly what highlights water polo coaches are looking for. By following the recommendations outlined here you’re taking the first step toward competing at the next level.

This article contains the specifics for water polo and is part of the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video.

Contents

  1. Filming tips
  2. Introduction
  3. Utility players
  4. Hole sets
  5. Hole defenders
  6. Goalies
  7. Next Steps

Filming tips

Your recruiting video should include game footage only. You should position the camera at mid-pool and we recommend a tripod, or something steady, to rest the camera on. The camera’s view should not be obstructed by the crowd, other players on the deck, or people walking by. Do not zoom in and out during play.

Focus the camera on the player being taped but have a wide camera angle. Coaches want to see the player’s vision, movement with and without the ball, knowledge of position, and passing with teammates.

Athlete introduction

Your water polo recruiting video should begin with a still frame stat sheet so the coach knows who you are. It should include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Name
  • Picture of you
  • Position
  • High school
  • City, State
  • Class year
  • GPA
  • Your email address

Utility players

When shooting your recruiting video, utility players should highlight their skills and abilities in the following:

  • Shooting range
  • Scoring ability
  • Driving/play-making ability
  • Quickness
  • Ability to finish around the net
  • Athleticism and awareness
  • Pool vision/finding open players

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Hole sets

When shooting your recruiting video, the hole set position should highlight their skills and abilities in the following:

  • Scoring ability
  • Shooting range
  • Quickness
  • Ability to draw ejections
  • Ability to finish at the net
  • Ball handling
  • Athleticism and awareness
  • Pool vision

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Hole defenders

When shooting your recruiting video, hole defenders should highlight their skills and abilities in the following:

  • Ability to defend and steal
  • Quickness
  • Ability to front

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Goalies

When shooting your recruiting video, goalies should highlight their skills and abilities in the following:

  • Include diving to your left and right
  • Include low and high shots
  • Include high balls/lobs shots
  • Breakaways, demonstrate how well you cut the angles and do lateral saves
  • Include 5 meter shots

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Next Steps

After recording your raw footage, we recommend hiring a professional editor to create your highlight reel. Timepiece is a video editing marketplace where you can hire professional recruitment video editors to showcase your athletic abilities. Preview recruiting videos at www.timepiece.studio

When you are ready to share your recruiting video with coaches, use our email template to make first contact.

For more information on the recruitment process and making the best video, read the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – athletes@timepiece.studio

volleyball player

Volleyball Recruiting Video: The Highlights College Coaches Want To See

Sports Recruitment

College volleyball coaches don’t have the time to travel and see every recruit in person. Instead, they rely on highlight videos as an essential means for discovering talent. For your recruiting video to be effective, you need to know exactly what highlights volleyball coaches are looking for. By following the recommendations outlined here you’re taking the first step toward competing at the next level.

This article contains the specifics for volleyball and is part of the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video.

Contents

  1. How to shoot your volleyball recruiting video
  2. Filming tips
  3. Athlete introduction
  4. Hitters – outside, opposite, and rightside
  5. Middles
  6. Setters
  7. DS/Libero
  8. Next steps

How to shoot your volleyball recruiting video

Former college volleyball recruiting cordinator Jessica Hohl of RoxVolleyball.com talks about how to make a highlight video.

Filming tips

When filming your recruitment video, use game footage only. Position the camera, if possible, on the side the player is on. You will want to keep the camera stationary so a tripod, or something steady, to rest the camera on is recommended.

Ideally, station the camera 5 feet off the ground and do not zoom in or out during play. The camera view should not be obstructed by the net, other players on the court, line judge, or people walking by. Also, do not move the camera or follow the ball while filming.

Make sure the player is always in the picture no matter where they are on the court without needing to move the camera. Every play, player, and ball placement does not need to be filmed. Focus on the player being filmed only.

For a setter, position the camera in the right back area of the court for the best view of the player. For the middle back or middle hitter position, station the camera off to the right side. For an outside, position the camera in the left back area of the court. Be sure you can see a hitters approach!

When the player is serving, this is the only time that the camera angle may need to be changed. After the player serves, move the camera back to the original position.

Athlete introduction

Your volleyball recruiting video should begin with a still frame stat sheet so the coach knows who you are. It should include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Name
  • Picture of you
  • Position
  • Jersey number
  • Height
  • High school
  • City, State
  • Class year
  • GPA
  • Your email address

Hitters – outside, opposite, and rightside

In your recruiting video, you should include the following highlights:

  • 10-15 hits/kills/backrow attacks
  • 5 blocks
  • 5-10 serve receive
  • 10 defensive plays/digs
  • 5 serves

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Middles

In your recruiting video, you should include the following highlights:

  • 15-20 hits/kills
  • 15-20 blocks/blocking footwork
  • 5 serves

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Setters

In your recruiting video, you should include the following highlights:

  • 20-25 sets
  • 5 attacks
  • 10 defensive plays/digs
  • 5 serves

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DS/Libero

In your recruiting video, you should include the following highlights:

  • 15-20 serve receive
  • 15-20 defensive plays/digs
  • 5 serves
  • 5 backrow attacks

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Next Steps

After recording your raw footage, we recommend hiring a professional editor to create your highlight reel. Timepiece is a video editing marketplace where you can hire professional recruitment video editors to showcase your athletic abilities. Preview recruiting videos at www.timepiece.studio

When you are ready to share your recruiting video with coaches, use our email template to introduce yourself.

For more information on the recruitment process and making the best video, read the complete guide to making your own athletic recruitment highlight video. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – athletes@timepiece.studio

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