Creating A Recruiting Video/ Contact With College Coach


#1

My Names Josh, a first semester Sophomore at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. I wasn’t able to make the squad this year because of lack of space (23 Returners, 11 Recruits), and I am in the process of transferring to the University of North Florida. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I hope to make a recruiting video to send to the coach, and keep in contact with him during the spring through the summer until tryouts.

What should I contain throughout the video? I want to make a good first impression with the coach, and hopefully it will help lead me into the direction I wanna go.

Does anyone have experience in making one of these videos?

Also, what type of personal information should I include whenever I send the initial e-mail to him?


#2

Got to hear from the head coach at USC about videos. He preferred keeping them very basic. Don’t need music or fancy effects - he’s not interested in that stuff. He needs to be able to see what you’ve got and maybe a little of how you handle yourself on the mound at game time.

Clear stable video (use a tripod) from a couple different angles (side and front or rear) showing your mechanics and your pitches is best. Throw in some game-time video and you’re good. Don’t make it any longer than it needs to be to show the above.


#3

That is good advice Roger, I would like to hear from some other coaches that deal with these things too. All opinions count!!!


#4

When we’ve shot video, coaches tend to ask for the video to be short and to the point. They want views from the third base side for a RHP, first for a LHP, behind the plate, and behind the mound (if possible).

They want 2 shots of each pitch from behind the plate or behind the mound in a bullpen session, clearly noted on the video.

If they have strength training metrics, they want to see your best 1RM efforts often too.

A radar gun in the view of the shot is important too, so they know you’re throwing as hard as you say.


#5

Our games for varsity here in Massachusetts start in 2 weeks. In the middle of April, when our guys have a few appearances under their belts, we’ll start having our Sophomore and Junior pitchers putting together video clips of their innings using a tripod and Stalker Pro radar gun.