Hudl Review- Episode #1: Tutorials

This Hudl review starts at the beginning where you would start off as a new member of Hudl if you were to sign up for an account. Before you can begin to use Hudl the way it was intended, you need to first watch the videos to ensure you’re getting everything out of the system possible.

Obviously, I’m biased – there can be no doubt about that.

But since this Hudl review is done via video screen recording, you have the opportunity to ignore what I have to say and make your own decision based upon what you see with your own eyes.

This is the 1st episode in what I feel will be a lengthy review and a great opportunity for you to see what both systems do well and where they fall short.

Who knows, maybe after I do this Hudl review, Hudl will do a SocrPro review?

Free Soccer Scheduling Software

With free sports scheduling applications already saturating the market, it’s fair to ask why we decided to create our own free sports scheduling software.

To answer this question accurately, it’s critical to note that we did not create another “sports” scheduling app, we created the only free “soccer” scheduling software.

This one-word difference may not seem like much but it is a major difference that forms the foundation of everything we’ve done to make this scheduling app the best scheduling software for soccer.

Like anything else, there are easily identifiable overlapping aspects in every sport. Soccer players need to run, jump and backpedal like athletes in many other sports. Some run forward more than laterally, or backwards… but they all run.

With standard sports scheduling software, they will all greatly help with communication; identifying the game start time, address of the facility, and more.

But then there are the differences; and like the sport itself, the differences create a major chasm in the real-world application of how a soccer player runs, how much they run, their style of running and how they need to train for the actual game of soccer.

This same scenario presents itself when you start to compare “general purpose” sports scheduling software to scheduling software built specifically for soccer.

Soccer scheduling has very unique aspects that need to be addressed.

For a soccer team that only plays locally, the differences are minimal (although knowing the field number and not just the location sure helps) but when you start talking about the expanded needs of a travel team, there is no “general purpose” scheduling software that gets the job done like the SocrPro scheduling system.

No other scheduling app was built for the specific needs of travel soccer teams. SocrPro is literally the only one!

At SocrPro, we know how hard it is to coordinate all the aspects of a travel team and built our free soccer coaching software to make it easier, so you spend more time on the game plan and less time on travel plans.

So, let me ask some simple questions about your “sports” scheduling software.

Does your software…
            …have an itinerary system built in?

            …have a meal planner built in?

            …manage hotels?

            …accommodate chaperones?

            …incorporate bus / van scheduling?

            …incorporate match analysis sessions?

            …manage team activities from the time they wake up until lights out?

These are just the highlights, but I think it’s easy to see that SocrPro understands the unique and special needs of a travel soccer team.

This depth of understanding doesn’t come from “coding geeks”, focus groups or Twitter… it comes from living the soccer travel life for years. The first time you look at the SocrPro free soccer scheduling software you’ll know we’re not an “all sports” app.

I tend to make a few enemies whenever I say this but “I don’t care about other sports, I love soccer” and we’ll never add features for other sports because it only adds clutter, complexity, and compromise.

Never compromise – use SocrPro

(unless you like baseball… then get off this page)

Mastering The Mental Side of Soccer

Every soccer coach covets the high “soccer IQ” player and every player understand that they need to be mentally strong in addition to physically tough.

Jenna Weinstein is a coach that specializes in the mental side of the game and shares her insights on how we can develop better soccer players that approach every game and every game situation with greater confidence.

Looking for an easy way to increase your PK success?

Or score more reliably when you’re 1-on-1 with the goalkeeper?

Check out our latest interview with Ripple Effect Performance.

I hope you’ll like it all, but if you need to “jump ahead”, here are the key break points in the interview

Beginning – Intros and injury recovery

9:14 – Simple PK improvement process

21:49 – Avoiding the dreaded “shot directly to the goalkeeper

29:42 – Overcoming pre-game jitters

37:55 – Replacing “praise” with “Process Focused Praise”

If you don’t have a SocrPro account today, then grab your FREE account and discover the amazing difference between a system built specifically, and only, for soccer… and all the others that are built for “sports”.

Click Here – FREE Account

Free Soccer Coaching Software

Why are there so many “free soccer coaching software” products showing up in your Google search but when you click on the link, you find out that the “free soccer coaching software” isn’t quite as “free” as you hoped?

Sure, the initial price might be “free” but this software version is also “free” of any usable features. What good is “free software” if it doesn’t actually do anything? 

That’s like getting a “free meal” but it only includes water as the beverage and you need to “upgrade” to the meat, vegetables, rice and pasta.

Unfortunately, it seems like “free” is overused just to grab your attention and contact information but has no intention of actually giving you anything usable for the actual price of “free”.

But here is where SocrPro is different!

When SocrPro offers you “free soccer coaching software”, you actually get something for “free” that has real value and actually works the exact same way the “paid” version works. 

In other words, with the free version of SocrPro coaching software, you get real value and can actually do something useful.

Let’s use Google Gmail as an example to help clarify how the SocrPro business model works and why we offer this soccer coaching software to you for free.

Both SocrPro and Gmail operate on a business model commonly referred to as a “freemium” model. With a “freemium” model, the vast majority enjoy the product, or service, for free while a small minority pay the bills because they need, or want, to use the industrial “paid” version of the software.

They do this by choice and because they like the product!

  • With Gmail, you can use it free forever as long as you never need more than 15GB of space and do not need the other advanced features.
  • With SocrPro, you can use it free forever as long as you never need more than 10GB of space or the advanced features that typically only schools and clubs need. 

Gmail and SocrPro both allow you to start with a free version and then upgrade to the paid versions only if you choose to upgrade and only when you choose to upgrade. In both cases, most people will simply use the free versions forever and never upgrade.

Here’s another comparison to Gmail that you will want to understand.

Gmail is your email account that you keep forever and it follows you wherever you go unlike a corporate email address that is only “your email” until you leave the business. When you leave, all your messages, contacts, history, etc are lost and no longer available to you.

With SocrPro, you own your account and you “connect” your account to the club’s, or school’s, master organization account. When you leave the club, graduate from the school, etc., you simply “disconnect” your SocrPro account from their account and either keep your account as a stand alone account or “connect” it to your new club’s account.

This unique technology allows you to always retain everything you have, and everything you’ve done, inside your account. After all, you created the highlights that appear on your Player’s Page so you should get to keep them forever.

“Free soccer coaching software” might not mean much when other people use the phrase but “free soccer coaching software” means exactly what it sounds like when we say it at SocrPro.

So what are you waiting for? 

Get your free SocrPro account today.

Everyone else is doing it so you should too!