We have an in-house production team that specializes in building highlight reels and can create professionally edited highlight reels for your student-athletes! College recruiting videos help athletes stand out to college coaches and are an effective way to compile an athlete’s skills and memorable moments as well as share his/her information with college coaches.
Through your club or high school’s membership with SportsRecruits or IWLCARecruits, all of your student-athletes have available to them one free Professional Highlight Reel Credit to redeem each year. Below are some frequently asked questions about how student-athletes can take advantage of this credit and create highlight reels with SportsRecruits.
Where can my athletes redeem their professional highlight reel credit?
Within an athlete’s SportsRecruits or IWLCARecruits account, there is a Reel Form that they can fill out and submit to our Post Production team. This form lives in an athlete’s “Video” tab in the top toolbar. Athletes should navigate to their “Video” tab and then to the “Professional Reel” section over to the left-hand side of the screen. Your athletes can skip the “Buy Reel” section and click right into the Reel Form tab (see below).
For IWLCARecruits members, your Reel Form will appear on the same page as and directly below the Purchase Now section in your Professional Reel tab (see below).
Where does your team get the video from that they will use for my athletes’ highlight reels?
Athletes are able to use any type of video to build their highlight reel, whether that video comes directly from their IWLCA/SportsRecruits profiles, Hudl, Youtube, their desktop, etc. On the Reel Form, athletes will indicate the specific sources of the video they would like clipped into their highlight reels. Our Post Production team will be in constant communication with your athletes and families once a Reel Form is submitted so that your families know exactly how to share the necessary video with our team.
If athletes are interested in using video that they already have in their Video Library or on their profile, all they have to do is indicate the name of the specific video and where it’s located (My Videos, Video Library, etc.) and our team can easily access it through our database! Athletes and families can learn more about how to get us their film here.
Who selects the clips used in my athletes’ highlight reels?
We believe that athletes should select the clips that they would like used in their highlight reels. They understand themselves as athletes and will be able to identify where their strongest plays and skills are showcased in any given video. This is also a great opportunity for film review, a practice leaned on heavily by college athletes and coaches. Athletes can review the importance of selecting their own highlight reel clips here.
If your athletes are struggling to identify the best clips to include in their reels, you and your staff know them much better than we do! We recommend that any athletes having difficulty should build their own reel using our built-in highlight reel editor first (more about this feature available to athletes here). From there, they can show you their reel (or, as Club Staff you can Login as Athlete, learn how here) and you can suggest the clips that you think are strong and those that should be swapped out. Athletes can then share with us the original video files for each clip you endorse. Or, if athletes are just looking for a final, professional touch to their built-in reel, they can list on their Reel Form a Clip Source “All clips in the built-in editor project titled ‘name of the reel.’”
How many clips can be used in an athlete’s highlight reel?
We cap an athlete’s reel at 20 clips because it usually results in a 3-4 minute highlight reel. College coaches are extremely busy, and we’ve learned that they spend an average 3:15 minutes watching a single video. Highlight reels should not exceed 4 minutes, and 20 clips gives athletes plenty of room to showcase their full skillset in under 4 minutes!
SportsRecruits provides organizations complete access to all of their student-athletes’ college recruiting processes. Staff are able to oversee exactly what college coaches are emailing their student-athletes, or taking the time to learn more about them by visiting their recruiting profile or watching game footage.
Is your organization looking to learn more about SportsRecruits? Click this link for more information!