Submitting a prospect-athlete video to NSR?
The goal is a quality 3-5 minute video of game highlights, or 3-5 minutes of skills and drills. Analytics show that viewership times drop off dramatically after 5 minutes, so lengthy videos don't improve your chances of impressing a coach. What does impress a coach is brief, fast-paced highlight or skills video that shows solid fundamentals without excessive repetition. The key is to have your best clips up front in the video. It's also a good idea to record a brief 30 second introduction of yourself so that coaches can see and hear you in a more personal setting, rather than just seeing you as a number on the field.
"Analytics show that viewership times drop off dramatically after 5 minutes, so lengthy videos don't improve your chances of impressing a coach."
High-quality video is important because we want your video to look good at full screen for coaches. This means record in HD and upload in HD - 720 or 1080p is best, but we can use videos in 360 and 480p, they just won't look sharp and crisp online.
While most phones and tablets record in HD, they will create black pillar boxes on either side of the video if they're not set to landscape mode prior to recording. This makes the subject matter appear smaller at full-screen and will look unprofessional. So set your device to landscape mode and hold it accordingly for the best results. On most devices, simply tilting prior to recording will fix this.
Due to the Video Department's workload, please allow 5 to 10 business days for production and placement of your video on your NSR Evolution webpage.
It is imperative that video files should never be sent via email attachment. Our email server is not designed for sending video files. This can result in your NSR account being overloaded and will ultimately stop receiving email. Instead, please use one of the methods listed below.
Physically mail your USB Drive or discs to:
National Scouting Report
128 Total Solutions Way Alabaster, AL 35007
Attention: Video Department
With the Elite package, your video will be produced once per school year, and placed on your personal NSR webpage for the duration of time on our service. New videos can be added once a year in addition to any videos already in place. Pre-produced videos can be used for your yearly update, but will still count as an edited video. For Elite prospects, the key here is to create one evaluation video that shows solid fundamentals and good overall play that can be viewed over an entire school year. Often, a mix of 2-3 minutes of skills video followed by 2-3 minutes of game highlights works very well for Elite prospects.
The Platinum package includes a yearly edit plus unlimited additions and updates to existing videos. New clips or segments can added or deleted at any time. In addition, any pre-produced videos can be added to your NSR webpage whenever you'd like . Up to ten videos can be supported on your NSR webpage at any given time for Platinum prospects. Your videos needs to be brief, informative, and well-recorded to impress a coach. As you add new videos each year, it a good idea to have us remove some of your older videos that don't show you at your current skill level, or may not look as good overall. While NSR needs your video to be updated regularly, having a video that is too long, or having multiple videos with basically the same material limits the amount of viewership your videos will likely receive overall.