Volleyball College Recruiting Videos
Do you need to send a video to a college coach who is asking about your player? Are you trying to catch the eye of a program out of the area? Online video is a great solution for this, and I offer a premium video production service to develop a custom volleyball skills video for your player.
Being proactive in this process is a great way to move your player closer to finding the right fit. Researching college academic offerings, locations, enrollments, volleyball programs, and coaching staffs can give you a good list to start working from. Then sending a nice introductory email expressing interest in their college and volleyball program, and a link to your video so the coaches can see your player in action - can go a long way to starting an ongoing conversation about possibilities.
The Coaches' Task
I cannot imagine the daunting task college coaches have of identifying players to fill their volleyball roster for future seasons. It's an ongoing process for them - finding players who have the skill set and chemistry to fit their program. From a player's perspective, getting your foot in the door and being noticed is the first step to future possibilities with a program.
About Skills Videos:
Coaches are interested in seeing the mechanics of a player when they consider possible players for their rosters. Therefore, I produce skills videos. These videos present a number of drills at a player's primary position/s, showing how they move to the ball, their footwork, their receiving, passing and hitting etc., pertinent to the position. I film the player at their position on both defense and offense, usually with a couple cameras rolling to show different angles of their mechanics. I also shoot short interviews (optional but suggested) with the players to add a personal side to the videos.
All of this footage is edited into a 3:00 to 4:00 minute program, which is sent to you for review. Upon your approval, the skills video is uploaded to Youtube and you are sent a link to start using in your college search. By hosting the video on Youtube, you can simply email the link to any coach you'd like to see your video. You can also choose to have your video listed as “public” on Youtube, where it is picked up by anyone searching for a player with your tag words (i.e.; "Libero", "Setter", "Outside" etc.), or keep it "unlisted" where only people with the link can view it.
Since we film in a fairly controlled environment, we can showcase many skills in a short amount of time, which is crucial for promoting a player to a coaching staff.
Online production includes shooting, editing, one review, and uploading to Youtube:
Group Discount (3-5 players): $275 per player
Editing existing game footage you have: contact me
Additional shoots: $200 (2 hour maximum)
Additional editing beyond package: $75 per hour
DVD production, full color printing with stats on disc, simple menu(10 DVDs): $75
The Fine Print:
I have taken myself out of the organizing loop, and leave all the procurement of the court, equipment, personnel, and any corresponding fees, etc. - to the party or organization interested in the videos. If you have a particular coach you work with, it might be a good idea to have him or her there. You will need a coach type person to run drills and hit balls to your player/s, and may need an additional player such as a setter for hitting. Once scheduled, I show up and do my part.
Additionally, a medical and liability release must be signed prior to filming, which I will provide you.
Special Indoor Opportunity:
There are some fine establishments locally which may offer a location for your player's video shoot - especially if you train there. I am happy to work with your coach to accommodate the process and help get your player's video done. Sometimes this can be a school gym/coach or a club facility/coach.
I do have a special connection with The Courts, and their facilities are great places to shoot these - especially in off-hours where we might have much of the facility to ourselves. This makes a difference in the sound (audio) production value, when there are not other balls bouncing and whistles blowing. Please contact The Courts if you are interested in utilizing their facility and experience, or give me a call and I can put you in touch with them.
Let me edit your footage!
I know, we all have great footage of lots of matches. Let me highlight you/your player to guide the viewer's eyes, and then showcase your skills in a short recruiting video. This generally runs $250. Contact me for more information.
Coaches also like to see game footage - which can run the quality spectrum of Youtube. I am happy to edit game footage for you, or add some tracking animation to help showcase your player. Full game videos are best, as coaches like to see the full extent of a player's ability.