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wildman77
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Things to avoid in Highlight video productions



I too was guilty of a lot of the no-no's when I was making Garrett's youth football highlights. Lucky I had someone with inside knowledge of what coaches want to see and what they don't like to see or hear tell me the proper way to do it. I know of a few people that are either just starting the recruiting process or are trying to garner interest in their student-athlete. I'm not by any means trying to tell anyone what to do. I'm just passing on some knowledge that I ran across in an article. Some of the same info was giving to me a couple years ago and it help us tremendously. Ok, here goes!

Eliminate slow motion

Believe it or not, there is not a college coach who wants to watch a prospect in slow motion. Moreover, by incorporating slow motion or a pause right before a prospect puts on a move or does something spectacular it is actually diminishing the gravity of the feat, not enhancing it. Highlights are always at their best without enhancements and as they occurred.
If coaches want to see something again they know where the rewind button is!

It's football, not a music video

Theatrics, graphics and, most importantly, music will be muted on every laptop, desktop and personal device owned by a coach or school. Coaches are watching to evaluate, not be entertained. The less distractions, the better.
I was told this is definitely a BIG NO-NO!
No coach wants to hear a profanity laced rap song just because you think "it goes hard!" The same applies to R&B, Rock and Roll, Country, Instrumental, etc etc. Just leave the music out! Not everyone likes Lil' Boosie or knows who he is!!!

KEEP THEM SHORT!

No coach worth anything will sit thru 10-15 minutes of a clips of your athlete doing the same things over and over again! Select the best 10-20 plays on the athlete and roll with that. Keep it below 5 minutes in length. Pick plays where the athlete shows dominance against top competition. Coaches are looking for different skills at each position. The highlight should be a teaser to make them what to know more about the athlete. They will resort to game film to accomplish that.

And don't lie about how big, fast, or tall the athlete is in the intro at the start of the highlight. When or if he goes to camps he will be weighed, measured, and timed! If you measure him at 5'10" and at camp he measures 5'9" it's OK. The problems start when you said he was 5'10" and he measures at 5'7"!!! Or that he runs a 4.4/40, but there the best he can manage is a 4.8!

I know after making these changes you may feel your video is boring. If that is the case, make 2! Make the vanilla one as described above for recruiting purposes, and do what you want to the 2nd one! Publish the vanilla version for recruiting but keep the 2nd private for friends and family! DO NOT publish the 2nd one! If you do reporters and stalkers will find it! It will get spread around and coaches will eventually see it. And tell your athlete to be EXTREMELY careful about what they post on socially media sites! Again...Reporters and Stalkers will see it and spread it!







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Reda LSU
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Wildman


Thanks for your words of wisdom! when i have a son ( I will have babies till I make one) I will raise him a football boy just like you and have him go D1






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This post was edited on 4/20 at 8:17 am


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gismap
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quote:

Eliminate slow motion

This! All day long, hate that shit!

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It's football, not a music video

I always put it on silent.

I agree with everything you said






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504 SOULJA
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No matter what if kids are putting there own HF together they will put their music of choice in it no matter what we adults tell them, but good info regardless Wildman





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Cousin
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wildman77


What's your opinion on this thread? Any idea? lol

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jrevonte
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Think we violated everyone of these rules!!!

But then my vids are not recruiting videos!






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mcneil912
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No coach wants to hear a profanity laced rap song just because you think "it goes hard!"


I always cringe when I hear gangster rap and a lot of cursing on a highlight tape. There is no way I would want a coach listening to that while watching my tape.






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504 SOULJA
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WOO Back that arse up!!! Who the F__k cares Lol!!!





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CourseyCorridor
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Here's the thing: Don't make the rap-filled, slow-motion filled mixtape highlight reel on Youtube what you send to the coaches.

I find that the musicals are meant for bragging to peers and whatnot. I always assume coaches are getting much "cleaner" highlights that are geared more to what they want to see. On those, you might have a couple of plays of the kid blocking, or on defense, some plays where he blows up the play without making the tackle, things like that.


I can make the average player look like an all-American by picking out 10 highlights. If I'm a coach, I want to see things like game tape. We all see the highlight plays. What's he doing in those 99 plays out of 100 that don't make the highlights? Does he take plays off? Does his technique suck 99 plays out of 100, but not on the select plays on the highlight reel? Those highlights are tip of the iceberg.

I agree that there should be a good, clean highlight reel geared towards recruiters and that may not be the same reel you post for your friends with the music in the background and all that. But that only gets your foot in the door and will make them want to see more of you in a broader context.






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I need to get some video of my son going against Garrett in practice. He won't face a better OL in any of our games. He (my son) said just no running plays, on those #77 might as well have a Mack front grill.

Good pointers wildman. Thanks!






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wildman77
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WOO Back that arse up!!! Who the F__k cares Lol!!!

504Soulja, As I said at the beginning of my thread, I'm NOT trying to tell anyone what to do! I was simply trying to relay some info that helped us! If you feel the need to drop a little "Juve" on your highlight by all means do so! I hope it works out for you!






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Cheers wildman!






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