Highlight Film...With or Without Music.
by Off Thehookrecruiting on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 9:50am.With Or Without Music
There is a question that keeps coming up in the recruiting world.
O.T.H.R. wanted to share our views on the subject.
The Question is... Should there be music on your highlight film?
It has been said, "Do not add music to your film, College Coaches don't care for it"
We agree and disagree.
#1 When sending a hard copy DVD to a program that has requested your film.(No Music)
9 out of 10 times they asked for your film to review it with all of the coaching staff and not all of them are going to care for your musical tastes.
#2 Never have music on your DVD, YouTube, or any uploadable services that has disrespectful lyric's in any way, shape or form. Coaches evaluate your character just as much as your athletic abilities.
In certain situations we disagree, and you probably can tell by the the number of video's O.T.H.R. has produced with music on them.
Today's recruiting videos are streamed online so the right music can set your video off and attract attention to your film. The more people talking about it the better. Most college programs have their graduate assistant coach look at your YouTube video to see if you are someone they want to pursue. The average graduate assistant are of the ages of 22-28. They like to listen to the music, just like most of us do.
We know the recruiting process is a stressful time. It is a once in a life time experience and hard to enjoy until its over. In some cases the music can act as a stress reliever and make the recruiting process a little more enjoyable.
Some of the video's of our athlete's have been produced by a third party with music on them. We are OK with that but we monitor the music before we add it to their athletic profile. We also ask them to research the editing company they use to make sure they will provide a no-music version also.
Note: If you are a member of O.T.H.R. and plan to use third party video for your athletic profile, be sure the music is accepted by us before you waste your money having it made.
At O.T.H.R. we make two versions of your highlight film; with music, and without music . We upload your film to all of our the social networks which provides film exposure to numerous college coaches.
Off The Hook Recruiting