There are as many opinions as there are soccer coaches so it’s really hard to say “do it this way”… but… if you create your soccer videos with these important items in mind, I guarantee you’ll have more success getting college soccer coaches to watch your soccer videos:
In general, there are 4 types of videos, and you never know what style the coach prefers, so it’s better if you provide them all and then let the coach decide what they choose to watch, or ignore.
1. Highlight Video – Single Game
2. Highlight Video – Season compilation
3. All Touches Video – Good, bad and everything in-between that the player did in the entire game.
4. Game Video – Raw footage of the full game
All you need to do is create a Player’s Page on SocrPro and then you can provide all these video styles plus all the other “resume” info on one page, and avoid the annoying ads that come with every YouTube account.
Here is an example of what an average Player’s Page looks like – Click Here for Player’s Page Example
Video length – ignore the “too long” advice. There is no video that is ever “too long”, only “too boring”. If you have good content, people will watch it no matter what length the video is and conversely, if the content is bad, there is no length short enough.
Player Highlight / Identification – It’s absolutely critical that you identify the player on the field with a highlight / pause system like SocrPro provides or the college coach will never know where to look for each highlight segment.
Music – Lose it. Some may like the music while others may find it annoying and stop watching your video because of the music. Since there is no upside and only a possible downside, it’s better to avoid the situation altogether.
In general, if coaches like you, they will want to see more, not less, of you. Always assume they will like you, want someone like you on their team and are truly interested in seeing as much of you as possible.
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