Over the Thanksgiving holiday week, I was able to attend several high school basketball games. As I looked in the stands, I was shocked to see that some high school programs were not recording their games.
On the flip side, I was happy to see the amount of parents with their IPhones and IPads out filming.
Take advantage of your parents filming your games. Review your games for areas to improve. Also, use your game footage to create micro videos.
Micro videos are short clips that you can add to your social media to highlight a big play that you had. The play can be offensive or defensive. The clip can be of 1 play or more than one play 30 seconds or less.
6 Benefits of Micro Videos
It’s easy. Most people already know how to post videos to their social media.
It’s faster to post 1 quick video or a 30 sec or less video to your social media, than waiting to have a highlight video created.
You can show different parts of your skills with each micro video.
Adding micro videos to your social media regularly will encourage women’s basketball college coaches to continue to come to your social media to see more.
If women’s basketball college programs are already recruiting you, a 30 second or less video is small enough to text the coaches.
Over a period of time, you can combine the micro videos into a full highlight video.
Review a game from this past week or 1 of your best games thus far. Start posting micro videos on your social media.
If you are currently being recruited by a college program, text the clip to the coaches that you have been talking to regularly.
Do this activity weekly. Try to change up the type of clip that you post each time. For example, add an offensive clip. Then add a defensive clip. Or add a 3 point shot. Then add a pull up.
As a Memphian, I had a long time subscription to the local newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. Then another online newspaper, The Daily Memphian, launched. So I became a subscriber to that also.
There was a time when newspapers were the only source for recruiting information about players, along with word of mouth. Now, because of the advances in technology, college coaches can learn about and stay updated on players through the internet and social media.
College coaches still use the local media as a resource to learn about players. When I became a college coach, I kept my subscriptions to The Commercial Appeal and The Daily Memphian. It’s still a resource for stories, schedules, scores, top performers, players of the week, All State selections, etc.
Remind your high school coaches to keep the local media informed.
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