It is impossible for college coaches and scouts to evaluate every AAU or camp game they would like see this offseason. As a result, it is important for potential collegiate student-athletes to have a Recruiting Video available to send to college coaching staff around the country.
According to our research and in our experience, college basketball coaches are not interested in a 10 minute highlight film that can make any prospect look like a star. A coach would prefer to see continuous game action that will allow him to make a more accurate assessment of all aspects of a student-athlete’s game. Here are some tips for creating a Recruiting Video:
- Make sure the video quality is good enough to figure out where you are on the court at all times. It is not necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on professional editing or taping, but make sure your performance is easily viewable by evaluators.
- Include continuous game action, whether this is a full game or separate quarters from different games, college coaches want to see a prospect go up and down the floor and play at both ends.
- If you are going to include a highlight sequence, keep it short and make sure the clips are easy to view and properly edited.
- If possible, include clips when playing against recognizable or top quality competition. If there is an recognizable opponent that traditionally produces collegiate level players, a solid performance against that team will go a long way in the eyes of evaluators.
- Include your contact information and academic profile at the beginning and end of the video.
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