As a member of an integrated Club or High School that works with SportsRecruits, you are eligible to receive one free highlight reel credit per year created by the SportsRecruits Post-Production team.
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. Skip any payments steps and start filling out the highlight reel form to get your highlight reel started.
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 organize and submit the clips you’d like to include in your highlight reel to our editor. It’s important that you take your time filling it out and make sure it’s very clear and concise.
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 do I fill out my highlight reel form?
There are 4 things we need from you for each clip.
- “Clip Source” = the name or title of the file you’re sending us for the clip
- “Start time” = the time on the file that you’d like the clip to start
- “End time of the clip” = the time on the file that you’d like the clip to end
- “Clip Description” = brief description of the play occurring within the game footage/skills video.
Below is an example of a highlight reel form with the necessary information:
- Clip 1 Source/DVD #: DVD Name 1 or File Name
- Clip 1: 02:10 - 02:20
- Clip 1 Description: Goal
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.
How to Send Us Your footage
What if the footage with my desired clip is already posted to my SportsRecruits profile?
Any footage already posted to your student-athlete profile does not have to be sent to us! We can easily access it through our database.
- On the reel form, put the following information for the clip source:
- If the film is under the "Purchased" tab, just list the game ID number.
- If the footage is under the "My Videos" tab, just list the name of the video.
What if I already built a highlight reel using the Built-in Editor?
If you are looking to professionalize a highlight reel that you have already built using the Built-in Editor, you still need to fill out the highlight reel form. Instead of filling out all of the slots in the form, you just need to fill the first one as follows:
- Clip 1 Source/DVD #: Built-in Editor
- Clip 1: 02:10 - 02:20
- Clip 1 Description: All clips in the built-in editor project titled "Name of the 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.
Get started today with a free SportsRecruits profile here!