Hudle for soccer, or hudle for football… one is wrong, one is right, one makes no sense and one is tight.
So, the first thing you need to think about is why you’re looking at hudle software. What are you going to do with it and what sport are you most interested?
If you’re a soccer coach, soccer player, or soccer parent, it’s highly unlikely that you even want to consider hudle for your soccer videos because hudle is made for the sport it was named after I.e., football and not soccer.
As the name strongly implies, Hudle was created for the sole intent of being a great video software product for football. American football and not the global “football” played everywhere else in the world.
Hudle was named after the “huddle” used by American football players to call their new plays between every play but when was the last time you saw a soccer team create a huddle (or hudle) during a game?
“Huddles” do not make any sense for a free-flowing sport like soccer because the game is not played in a “stop and start” format. There is only “start and go, and go, and go some more”. There are no “plays” called throughout the game and only during set pieces are there organized positions and defined movements.
Hudle video software is equally like a fish out of water when soccer coaches try to use it for soccer. If you have a free flowing, continuous sport like soccer, lacrosse, hockey, etc. then you need to use video software made specifically for a sport that never stops.
Why is this so important?
Hudle relies on “playlists” where the plays are broken up and defined for every play but “playlists” make no sense for a game that is continuous. Since there is no “stop & start” to the game, there is no real “stop and start” to the video. If there is no “stop and start” in the video, then “playlists” that rely on short video snippets simply do not work at all.
The closest analogy is to think of a 90-minute album of continuous music from 1 artist versus assembling a collection of single songs and assembling them into enough segments to equal 90-minutes.
They both will technically “work” to create 90-minutes of music, but an album is assembled to flow continuously and harmoniously where a 90-minute collection of separate songs is going to be quite a bit more disjointed.
Ahhhh… you say, “but what about 90-minutes of greatest hits?”
Sure, there is a time and place for this style of video and if SocrPro was unable to also create this type of video, then that might be a chink in the armor but SocrPro is capable of creating “playlists”. In SocrPro, a “playlist video” is called “segments”.
Video segments can be useful for creating a season long highlight video or creating videos for specific purposes like goalkeeper saves, or goals scored, or great defensive stops etc. But it’s never wise to use a system created for the exceptional tasks when you really need a video software platform that solves the vast majority of your needs for the vast majority of what you do with the software.
In the end, the most important decision you need to make when deciding between Hudle and SocrPro lies in the name of the video software and the sport you’re using the video software for video game analysis.
Football = Hudle
Soccer = SocrPro
Both lead their sport, but one was made for your sport and one was not made for your sport.
In either case, only 1 has a FREE forever option and that software brand is SocrPro (Hudle only offers a very limited free trial and this is not even offered all the time).
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