College Recruiting – Video Footage


In most cases, coaches observing events, league play and or scrimmage games will recruit players’. Sometimes coaches will attend training sessions to see how players do in a more controlled environment. For 90% of the players’, video footage may not be necessary. However, there will be some situations that require a coach needing video footage to evaluate a player due to demographics, time in the recruiting process or institutions travel budget restrictions. If you plan to make a Video, follow the guidelines below.

A good videotape will include:

  • 10 to 15 minutes of unedited game film. It should be no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Some highlight clips. Show different skills. Use game film when possible.
  • A skills tape. For field players, that consists of:
  • Receiving, both in the air and on the ground
  • Distributing, different types
  • Shooting, both power and finesse
  • Dribbling
  • Agility with the ball, how fast in a straight line and how fast going 30 yards in and out of 6 cones
  • For a goalie it can consist of:
  • Crosses and shot stopping
  • Footwork
  • Verbal communication in a game situation
  • Participation in different goalie drills


  • It doesn’t have to be professional
  • Please do not include music
  • It does help to use a tripod when filming so the footage is consistent.