High School Athlete Sports Highlight Video

In order for you to be recruited by college coaches as a high school athlete, you will need to develop a high school athlete sports highlight video which shows your capabilities.Sports Highlight Video

A lot of people I talk to seem a little overwhelmed by the thought of pulling together a college recruiting video. Thoughts come to mind like:

– Creating a college recruiting video is really expensive. I need the best equipment, etc.
– How do I know which shots are the most important?
– Once I have the sports highlights video, how do I pull it together?
– How long should the sports recruiting video be?

I’m sure there are many more….

What I want to do in this article is help reduce the anxiety of creating a high school athlete sports highlight video for your high school athlete.

Let’s start with the basics.



The First Thing You Need is a Camera

Not rocket science here. But, what is misunderstood is that your camera doesn’t have to cost $2000. I have personally used a Sony DVD camera and my personal phone to film all of my son’s videos.

Some can be taken on a tri-pod and some are hand held, it depends on the athlete’s sport and position. You can get a camera that does the job for less than $300.

Which Shots to Take

I think the most important thing here is just using common sense. The best advice is to showcase your high school athlete in action in a way that would encourage a college coach, and others involved in college athletic recruiting, to contact them and set up a recruiting visit. If your son is a running back, I’d highlight his best sports highlights showing acceleration, change of direction, catching the ball out of the backfield, blocking, etc. Try to put yourself in the position of being the coach or those in the college recruiting process and try to imagine what he or she might want to see.


How to Pull the Video Together

Actually, there are a lot of options here.

First, you can buy video editing software for less than $100. I have two that I have used. First is for Windows and it is called Power Director. Very inexpensive, highly featured and allows you to add your video, text, images, and more to produce a high-quality video. Many of my son’s first videos were produced in Power Director.

The other video editing software I have used is iMovie on my Mac. Very simple, highly featured and does a great job. You cannot go wrong with either one.

Now, we use both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier.  Both set a higher standard for video production.

Secondly, you can contact us and we will be happy to produce your video for you, we offer the lowest price you will find, just $129. Take a look at our gallery at the following link: http://prospectreels.com/gallery/

How Long Should the Athlete Recruiting Video Be?

I get asked this question a lot. Rule of thumb from my perspective is 3 to 4 minutes. Long enough to show everything you want to show but short enough to get to the point. And, that brings me to another thought – when you are pulling in your clips into the video editor, cut them down so that you can see the sports highlight right away. Don’t have the coach waiting for 10+ seconds to see the highlight.

We Produce Sports Recruiting Videos


At Prospectreels.com, we have had the privilege of producing many sports highlight videos for aspiring college athletes. We use a very straight forward approach and apply the principles listed above. And, they work. Our athletes get the attention of college coaches and get you where you need to be – in front of a coach at a college recruiting visit.

So, hopefully I have given you some tips to help you get started and not to be overwhelmed by creating an athlete highlight video for recruiting. This may be the single most important thing you can do to get exposure. So, get started and take a shot!

If you need any help, just drop me a line or click here to take advantage of our sports highlight video products and services.