As a member of an integrated Club or High School that works with SportsRecruits, you are eligible to receive one free professional highlight reel credit per year professionalized by the SportsRecruits Post-Production team. This article will explain the process of how to redeem your club or high school Professional Highlight Reel Credit.
What is Included in a Professional Highlight Reel?
A professional highlight reel includes up to 20 clips with isolation effects, title cards, and the music of your choice. The reel can also be downloaded from your Video Library once it is complete. Here is a link to highlight reels we've created in the past.
How Do I Redeem a Highlight Reel Credit?
If you are a member of an integrated club/high school and have not used your highlight credit yet, nothing is required by you to "redeem" the credit. On the Professional Reel tab, skip any payment steps and start filling out the highlight reel form to get your highlight reel started.
Trim Your Clips in the Built-In Editor
How do I trim my clips in the editor?
Once you’ve uploaded the source video to your profile, you can begin organizing your clips using the built-in editor. Be sure to:
- Add your clips to the reel in the order that you’d like them to appear.
- Add a description to each clip detailing what the clip highlights & what jersey number the student-athlete is wearing.
- Refrain from adding more than 20 clips to your reel.
- Publish your reel.
For step-by-step instructions on how to build a highlight reel using the built-in editor, refer to this help article:
How to Use the Highlight Reel Editor
Your purchased highlight reel credit gives you room for 20 clips.
If you would like more than 20 clips included in your highlight reel, you can fill out a second highlight reel form after you fill out the first with the remaining clips and information. Adding more than 20 clips comes at an additional cost. We will reach out to you for payment.
- We cap your reel at 20 clips because it usually results in a 3-4 minute highlight reel.
- We’ve discovered that coaches spend an average of 3:15 watching a single video. You don’t want to scare coaches off with a long highlight reel!
- If you would like any additional editing services such as extra title cards and clips it is $100 per hour of work.
How do I select my best plays for my highlight reel?
While a lot of video is good to have, we recommend a mix of plays included in your reel, starting with your most stellar plays in case of coaches only have a minute or two to watch your highlight video.
Here’s an article we’ve created that can help you decide which plays are best to include:
"Best Practices on How to Build a Highlight Reel"
How to Complete the Highlight Reel Form
What is the highlight reel form?
Our online highlight reel form provides you with an easy way to submit your information to our post-production team so that they can begin professionalizing your reel.
Where can I find my highlight reel form?
Your highlight reel form can be found under the “Videos” tab on your athlete profile. In the sidebar on the left-hand side, right below "Video Library," you will see a tab for Professional Reel.
How do I fill out my highlight reel form?
To fill out the form first select the reel you built by trimming your clips from the dropdown. Then, detail the student-athletes relevant information for the title card. Finally, click the “Submit Reel” button and you are all set!
How long will it take SportsRecruits to make my highlight reel?
Our post-production team will upload your initial draft within 10 business days of you successfully submitting your form. Please keep in mind that business days do not include holidays or weekends.
Where can I find my highlight reel form?
Your highlight reel form can be found under the “Videos” tab on your athlete profile. In the sidebar on the left-hand side, right below "Video Library," you will see a tab for Professional Reel. Reference the video provided above.
How to Send Us Your Video
You can use any video that is uploaded to your SportsRecruits profile in your Highlight Reel. It is important to know that video that is embedded via Hudl, YouTube, or Vimeo cannot be used in your reel.
What if the footage with my desired clip is already posted to my SportsRecruits profile?
If all of your footage is already posted to your student-athlete profile, you are all set!
How do I upload footage to my profile?
You can upload an unlimited amount of film to your SportsRecruits video library. There is no maximum file size. For step-by-step instructions, check out this help article: Uploading Video to your Profile
What if I want to use a video from Hudl, YouTube, or Vimeo in my reel?
If you’d like to include clips in your highlight reel from videos hosted on Hudl, YouTube, or Vimeo you’ll have to first download the source footage to your computer, then upload it to your profile. It is not possible to include clips from video files that are simply embedded in your profile. For more information on this, check out this help article: "How Can I Add Clips from YouTube or Hudl Videos to My Highlight Reel?"
Can I choose my own music for the professional highlight reel?
Of course! If you have a song in mind for your highlight reel, we ask that you send us the song file using WeTransfer. If you don’t have a song in mind, our editor will choose one for you from our music library. Keep in mind that including music is a personal preference – most of the time college coaches are muting the music on the videos.
To learn more about the highlight reel process, check out our help article, "Steps to Build a Professional Highlight Reel With SportsRecruits"
Additional Highlight Reel Credits
If you'd like to have more than one highlight reel created, you always have the option to purchase additional highlight reel credits here.
SportsRecruits is a platform that empowers high school student-athletes in the college athletic recruiting process. Student-athletes can build an online profile with their athletic and academic stats, highlight reels, and contact college coaches. You also receive real-time notifications when a college coach looks at your profile, watches your highlights, and downloads your transcript. We believe in transparency when it comes to the college recruiting process.
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