The Benefits of Making a Highlight Reel of Your Football Skills
Football has arrived in the modern era of technology, many of the biggest Club's around the world now utilize data points and statistics for everything from player transfers, to selecting a starting 11 each match day.
You might not have a team of analytics professionals at your disposal, analyzing your every move, helping you reach the top, but what you do have is your smartphone, or other video recording device that can help you get noticed and hyped up.
It's time you start utilizing technology to reap the benefits of the digital age and help take your game to the next level.
Benefits of Creating Your Highlight Reel
You don't need Hollywood-level production value to create a useful highlight reel, and there are endless limits to how you can use clips of your footballing skills to gain an advantage and reach out to recruiters. If you're interested in playing college soccer in another state, record video of your skills. Want to try out for a new Club team in a neighboring city, or the premier Club in your town, put some footage together. Looking to go big and tryout for a professional team? Create a video resume that you can email to the inbox of the coach your looking to connect with.
Skills To Film
Start thinking about filming things that showcase your talents. A good place to start is by recording some footage of your physical fitness levels, many coaches will be impressed if you can prove that you're committed to hard work and treating your body with respect. Highlight what makes you a special athlete. Next, getting clear video of your technical ability and ball-mastery skills is a great way to show that you've put in the time on the training ground to hone a special comfort level with the ball.
Once you've gotten a representation of your fitness and technicality on film, move on to recording some of your ball-striking talents. Hit some free-kicks from different areas around the box, underscoring your abilities to hit shots with power, pace and precision. Finally, the biggest thing needed to tie it all together is match-day footage that shows you getting it done during the rigors of a competitive game.
Try and capture footage that highlights all the areas mentioned above, your ability to cover ground and your high revving engine, the moments of brilliance when your first-touch and ability on the ball shines through, and those special moments when you find the back of the net, make a great tackle, or produce a miraculous save.
Consider What You Share
Once you've created your highlight reel, you're going to be running through all the different ways you can shop your video to potential suitors. Club coaches, high school coaches, college, professional, all of the above, make sure you understand that your online digital footprint will be reviewed by the same folks that watch the video you worked so hard to put together.
As a general rule for any young athlete, make sure that what you post on your social media page(s) is something you'd be comfortable sharing with the coaches' viewing your highlight reel, and your parents for that matter.
Want to Show the World Your Skills?
If so, Football.com makes it easy. Just register for a free player profile and upload highlights throughout your career so that scouts from around the world can find you!
Upload videos, photos, and stats from your career using this link:
We look forward to seeing your skills!