What is a Player Profile Video?
College recruiting is extremely competitive. In many respects it is similar to job hunting. To catch a college coach’s attention, you need to create a Player Highlights Video that the coach can easily watch.
You can look at the Highlights Video as the player’s resume. Just as with any resume, the higher the quality of the Highlights Video the higher the chances of the player being noticed.
Different sports require different type of Player Highlights Videos. In sports such as softball or tennis, players need to perform a series of drills in isolation. No need to obtain footage from games. In sports such as soccer or lacrosse, players need to show their skills during games. As a result, players need to record a number of games to obtain the necessary footage. Generally, 3 to 5 recorded games are needed to create a highlights video.
Different positions require different skill sets. It’s important to focus only on the skills that are relevant to the specific position (For example, showing a forward throwing-in the ball may not be relevant). We focus on a reduced set of skills to maximize the number of times the player performs the skills in the video. For example, in the case of a striker we would rather include more plays having the striker finishing in several different ways than showing also how the striker defends 1v1.
Player Highlights Videos are typically between 3 to 7 minutes long. Longer videos are not necessarily better. The quality of the footage should dictate the length of the video and not the opposite.
CSV has two types of Player Highlights Videos. Both profiles include all of the player’s athletic, academic and contact information.
Traditional Highlights Video. Parents select the plays that best showcase the player’s skills. The price is $350.
Premier Highlights Video. A nationally licensed coach suggests the skills to showcase and selects the best plays for the video. The Price is $750. When 2 to 3 players from the same team request this option the price per player drops to $650. When 4 or more players request this profile, the price drops even further to $550 per player.
CSV uploads the Player Highlights Videos to a Professional Vimeo channel. This makes it very easy to share it with college coaches. The video can also be uploaded to any recruiting website. Depending on the time of the year, CSV takes from 10 days to 4 weeks to create a video.
The Player Highlights Video is the last investment in the life of the youth soccer player. You don’t want to short-change it. CSV will give you the best value for your money. Please review the testimonials section in our website and review samples of Player Profile Videos in your sport.