In the college softball recruiting process, skills videos are a must! However, many families are spending hundreds of dollars to hire a outside company to film, edit, and add features to videos when most college coaches will tell you that a simple iphone video can do the trick more times than not. Below are some tips and must-haves for your skills videos.
1. Don't spend a ton of money! A video on your phone will do!
2. Keep it short (approx. 3 minutes)
College coaches receive emails from hundreds to thousands of high school athletes every week and only have a limited amount of time each day that they probably dedicate to watching skills videos.
3. Lead with what you are best at!
As a former college coach, yes I watched the skills video that was included in every email that I received, the difference between the ones I would finish and the ones I didn't often was decided in the first 30 seconds. So show them your best stuff and hook em to watch more.
4. Keep it up to date
I hope you are always working on your skills and improving your game and with that being said, you want to make sure you are showcasing those skills as they improve. If you are a junior, do you want a college coach evaluating your swing from 2 years ago when you were a freshman?
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Written by Jessie Bryant