The Hudl sign up process is simple but you need to know what you’re actually “signing up” for? In other words, you need to know why are you signing up for Hudl because there are different processes for different sign up purposes.
Are you a coach that wants to sign up for Hudl because you have a soccer team and you need a sports software app to to increase the “soccer IQ” of your players to win more games? Or maybe you’re a player, or parent of a player, that needs to sign up for Hudl to join a team already in Hudl?
If you’re a parent, or player, trying to join an existing team, you’ll first need to receive an invitation from your coach (owner of the Hudl account) and then use that link with the special code to join the correct team.
You will receive an invite from your coach with a link that looks like this:
Follow the link below to submit your details and join the team. You’ll be accepted as soon as we’ve checked them.
Team Code: sf8azui
If you’re a coach that’s signing up for Hudl as the account owner of Hudl… this is where things get a little tricky and you’ll need to take a few things into account before you spend your hard earned dollars on a Hudl account.
The first thing you need to consider is your sport.
Hudl is a great sports app for youth football (American football) and if you’re a football team with the budget for Hudl, then signing up for Hudl is a “no brainer” – just do it.
But if you’re a soccer coach and contemplating signing up for Hudl as your sports coaching app, then I think you need to reconsider why you’re choosing a “football sports app” instead of a “soccer sports app” for a soccer team?
The truth about Hudl is… they think like football players!
- The Hudl app is built for football players
- The entire foundation of Hudl is from football (as you can guess from their name) and the “other” sports are kind of like an afterthought
- The entire foundation of Hudl is from football (as you can guess from their name) and the “other” sports are kind of like an afterthought.
The approach Hudl has taken to build their soccer app reminds me of that funky “pick-up truck” from Honda called the “Ridgeline”.
*Uh oh… my wife hates my analogies but here we go anyhow.
Honda makes great cars, they have a wildly popular min-van called “Odyssey”, but at some point someone at Honda looked around and noticed that the folks in the USA buy a ton of pick up trucks each year… and a lot of half-tons too! (my wife hates my puns only slightly more than my analogies so now I’m in the bonus round).
The Ford F150 is the #1 best selling vehicle and often outsells the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry combined.
To get into the pick-up truck game, Honda took their Odyssey mini-van, chopped the rear roof off, slapped a new name on the hood and called their newly modified Odyssey the Ridgeline “pickup” truck.
Honda sold a bunch, nothing like the Ford, Chevy, or Ram, but a few thousand units a month so they made some easy money by making a few “tweaks” to the design of an existing platform.
The trouble is, the Honda Ridgeline was not a real pickup truck.
It couldn’t tow like a real pick-up truck, it couldn’t haul a payload in the back bed like a real pickup truck, it couldn’t handle rough terrain like a real pickup truck… because it was never really a pickup truck.
The Hudl sports app has the same limitations when used for soccer.
- Hudl does not understand soccer
- The video coaching foundation of Hudl is not well suited for soccer
- The Player’s Pages do not take into account the way soccer players are recruited to play college soccer
- The game analysis system is extremely cumbersome to use for soccer… because Hudl was never really built for soccer.
So what’s a better option if you’re not going to sign up for Hudl?
Well, if you only care about soccer, the best option is likely going to be the sports app that was built from the ground up for soccer, only for soccer, and still dedicated 100% for the sport you love.
- Football Coaches = Hudl
- Soccer Coaches = SocrPro
All you need to do is look at the names of the products to know which one was built for you.
Oh yes, there is one more critical point to make in your decision to sign up for Hudl.
- Hudl = $400 / team
- SocrPro = FREE
This amazing price advantage is why SocrPro even has youth football coaches using SocrPro even though it was not built for them, but if you’re a football coach, you’re still welcome to use SocrPro. Just don’t ask for any “football specific features” to be added because that is never going to happen.
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