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Here’s How You Can Create an Engaging Athletic Video for Coaches

Author: Michael Harley
by Michael Harley
Posted: Jun 25, 2019

A well made video showing your skills in the game can be really helpful to win a golf scholarship in USA. This is more important for expat students, who unlike their competitors in the United States, cannot meet the coaches frequently to show their special athletic skills. In most of the cases, such a video becomes a vital link to connect with and get the attention of coach.

College coaches take note of specific features in a sports video and these are the things that you should ensure in your footage. Use the following tips to make an integrating visual:
  • Show your finest golf games first
Let the video begin with the compilation of the most recent games that you have played and see that even among these, the best one comes first. Remember, the coaches usually do not have time to see your entire video and if they do not find anything interesting in the first 15 seconds, they may not watch it any further. Therefore, make the first impression right and make it lasting.
  • Do not add tunes
It is not advisable to make your video unnecessarily dramatic. Therefore, avoid adding an audio clip to the video. Keep in mind that you have to exhibit your skills in golf and not in music or dance. If coaches are made to listen to superfluous music in your video, they may not consider you to be a serious player and applicant for golf scholarship in America.
  • Do not forget to provide your personal and contact details
On the first slide of the video, mention your name, age, high school name and contact details – email ID, Phone number – in clear fonts, so that it is easy for the coach to contact you if he / she is impressed with your skills in golf. If you are applying for a scholarship in a team game such as soccer, it is also important to include your jersey number and school colour so that you can be identified.
  • See that it is a high resolution video
You would not want your selector coach to see your skills in a video made casually using a smartphone camera. It must be in HD quality, and for that you have to take help of someone who has a tripod and good camera. If you can afford to hire a professional, do so because the investment will be worth the outcome – that of winning a Golf scholarship USA.
  • Keep the duration at
The ultimate objective of your skill highlight video is to exhibit the best of your games and magnetise the interest of coaches. And coaches have to see plenty of videos to watch. With limited time to show your skills, you should keep the duration at less than 8 minutes. If you have a collection of games to show, edit the video to show the best shots.

Lastly, it is worthwhile to just upload the video online and send the link to the coach via email. Do not send USB drives by courier unless they asked for such format. In this age of digitalization, it is more convenient to use cloud storage than storing content in DVD or pendrive to be played on the computer.

Author Bio: Future Pro USA is a UK based agency helping high school pass-outs from the UK to win sports scholarships in America. If you have the talent to excel in sports and want to fund your education in a prestigious American university, apply for an assessment test. To send your details, visit
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Michael harley is a writer at Search Engine.

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Author: Michael Harley

Michael Harley

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Member since: Sep 26, 2018
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