WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FILM?

Video is the most powerful tool to put yourself in front of a recruiter. Our proven curriculum guide you on how to use video to make the most effective reel.
The Do's
Whether making it yourself of having us do it, keep the following in mind!
  • 1. 2-3 minutes is ideal. Its a highlight reel, not a feature film.
  • 2. Best plays up front. Even when a coach loves you, they don't watch till the end. They have seen what they need.
  • 3. Quality vs Quantity. Solid skills against GOOD players. Scoring on a weak opponent doesn't shot how good you are, it shows how bad the other player is.
  • 4. Use QUALITY video. Clear easy to follow. Poorly shot film will make the viewer stop watching, no matter how good the athlete is. Editing can only fix so much.
  • 5. SHORT intro/bio screens. The longer they are the longer it takes for your video to start... Pertinent info then get into the action, leave "second grade most improved player" off. A good practice is to attach aPDF of an athletic resume.
  • 6. Keep your marks up and promote them. First question out of coaches mouths will be "how are their grades?".
  • 7. Be Proactive. YOU send the videos, not your parents. Coaches are not combing through online databases and profiles hoping to stumble across a player - thats a myth. You need to put it in front of them.
  • 8. Have it professionally edited if you do not have previous editing experience. Avoid the DIY or the "I've got a guy" approach.
The Dont's
We know you want to, but resist the urge to do the following:
  • 1. Don't make it too long. The rule of thumb is "if you use a second song, your video is too long". 7 minutes won't be watched.
  • 2. Don't end with your best play. If they don't watch till the end, they will never see it. Best stuff up front, think of your opening play as the headline of an article.
  • 3. NO slow-mo replays (or replays in general). Coaches evaluate and know the game for a living. They saw it the first time, show another play.
  • 4. Putting titles in the corner of every play that says "Goal" or "hustle Play" is not necessary. If a coach can't figure this out on their own, you probably don't want to play for them anyways.
  • 5. Don't overthink it. Use the plays you like that represent you as the type of player you want to be. Remember recruiting is a two-way street.
  • 6. Don't use music with profanity. This shows poor decision making.
  • 7. Don't try and be artsy with it. No need. If you have articles with write ups, attach them to the email, don't force them in the video.
  • 8. Lose the showboating plays. Odds are a coach didn't tell you to do that and it leads them to believe you are not coachable.
Parent Testimonials
Eight to Great has helped players get recruited to the following schools
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=b01b08073f23af555158e043a90d8d25084acd735a0695d09b98b5de62f4f222
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=d52ac6ae83ce58e4eb7a6801472fdee785179617ff414cc8161a740c62689127
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=090f3d68e4c182f91ecbaa446bf71fcddefa8fc50a4e1dec29fd59e7dedeaf3f
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=697ad4fd8f7154e4b8373842a33f28fc8f80271b0ac9e309c5c943a2b636e844
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=477be89f9a96f8cca255d1690f6ed0414e9e1abbd73bdde9d00ebb862f4daec9
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=eaa99c4508c27b3d1cc3d7748354047ce19bac17af51005d3906d7848118e185
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=fa0312dadf6b45238ac552678981a125c1afc6103c298cfcedc4dd5b15d01278
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=e7200813629f970fb43b672eff36631009262f40d648b0c620d1a43f8a77492a
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=bebad138aab47162daff036266b34dfec77805b99c68fc708ffae5d3a1179898
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=d75355644cdf35d5ca656cd68e4a5cf0bc68901c3820c2dd93bed56117328323
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=d6bf5ef16a6c24dc10846d85b55531d8eba91f6619a622b88c0e843747509897
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=558411cffe5e1f942cec37f07ae8123371612a378612ae3096b0f640f687d0da
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=fcc3f3f35886e934927ebe195f63fc88c211b16d3528868f6666edcfed236a53
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=5133a2006f050da5baed64e260b669505ab06d34b7b10cef11c3b806b53389f3
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=43d5353dd458f6f0301cf2b5ac1c849e11031073410987491f965cb8dabd2366
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=3d2c95a5097a359e81271238f387f982acf0e9ee0afbb329170fb4fa868c100a
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=9cc2202ca2e16c490bfbee7ffee15b13130ecbbc71a9e93d38059f42b206507b
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=2865465b8da6be004df2ff7cec1dc61e562881910fc25e6d2a292829ecc09805
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=e42af6a0c85495389cefb5983e5170302110b43003ee22bc35d54e4af74276cb
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=01f1346781e7978762c7fe0aed3861191db08c5b19b14b197f2c1247de103963
Other Video Perks
Recruiting is the #1 use for video, but these are close seconds