Highlight Video Evaluation Example

Recently, I had someone reach out to me to recommend a player to a women’s basketball college program. After reviewing the highlight video provided, I followed up with the individual to let them know the player wasn’t a fit for the school. 

Here are the reasons: 

The player was shorter than the average height of the program’s players at that position.

Based on the player’s height, she couldn’t play a different position because of her limited shooting range.

Her speed and athleticism was also limited. The school prides itself on aggressive defense and full court pressure.  So she can’t help the team defensively either. 

Here are some lessons to learn from this:

  1. The video were highlights from one high school game from last season. Since the highlight video was from last season, I reached out to the person to see if the player had improved or added any new skills since last season.

    Lesson: Update your highlight video with improved or new skills. 
  1. If you are going to create a highlight video from 1 game, ask yourself these 3 questions: 
  1. Does the video show a limited or overall view of my skills? 
  2. Does the video show my improved skills? 
  3. Does the video show new skills I’ve added?  

Lesson: Have a purpose for your video if you only use 1 game to create a highlight.

A College Coaches Perspective

The way I broke down the reasons the player was not a fit for the program is an example of  how college coaches evaluate players.

  1. Could the player play her current position at my school?
  2. Could the player play a different position at my school?
  3. Can the player defend her position? 
  4. Could the player make an impact defensively, while she develops offensively?

Highlight Video Evaluation

If you would like an evaluation of what your highlight video is saying about your skills before you post on your social media or send to college coaches, click here.

November Checklist

-Pin Your High School Schedule to Your Social Media Profile

-Attend a Women’s Basketball College Game

-Add Your Game Stats on your Social Media

-Add a link to your Highlight Video on your Social Media

-Call or Text College Coaches Recruiting You Weekly 

Whenever you’re ready, here’s how I can help:

I welcome you to always reply to my weekly emails with questions, comments or suggestions. 

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Talk to you next week!

-Coach Po

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