5 Ways: How to Make a Great Video

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1. Length: 3-5 minutes.  

-Show off your skills but don’t overwhelm.

2. Not just scores/goals/baskets.

-Remember you are not auditioning for SportsCenter’s top 10 plays. Don’t just show you scoring. Instead, include the setup to you scoring as well.  Coaches want to get a whole picture of you as a player. Anybody can make themselves look great in a highlight reel.

3. Pause and Highlight.

-You want to include some pauses while you highlight yourself so that the coach can understand what he or she is looking at.

4. Different games, different performances.

-Provide a range of footage against different opponents. Coaches will want to know that you perform well in different situations and against different skill levels.  Consistency is what counts.

5. Include your bio.

-Name, year, and position at least.  This makes the coach’s job a lot easier.