A skill is more likely to stick when it’s taught at an earlier age – like coaching your toddler to pitch left-handed, or enrolling a four-year-old in piano lessons – and film study is no different. The sooner an athlete makes it part of their routine, the better they’ll become at scouting opponents and themselves. Not only that, but they’ll have Hudl down to a science by the time they head to high school.
Phones won’t stop ringing, inboxes are never empty, and non-support Hudlies are doing support things. It’s officially football season. We always see it coming, but that doesn’t make the days any less busy – especially when those days immediately follow a big game. We realize a lot of film study happens over the weekend, so our business hours have been adjusted to make sure it all goes off without a hitch.
In the past, we’ve done plenty of blogs about recommended cameras and computers. But as the tablet market evolves and our Mobile squad continues to crank out new features, tablets are quickly becoming the one-stop shop for all things Hudl. Not every feature is available on all operating systems, but we do our best to service the devices used by a majority of coaches and athletes.
It’s only August, but our lives have been full of basketball the past several weeks. In case you missed it, we just released an entirely new workflow that has our hardwood coaches across the country pumped up. To keep the excitement rolling, we’re going coast to coast on a basketball-focused Hudl Up Tour, hitting 22 cities in just eight weeks.
With the announcement of our new basketball tools came the opportunity to put new gear in coaches’ hands – the redesigned workflow can begin and end on one iOS device. To make that tablet experience even better, we tracked down the perfect tripod and zoom lenses, and threw them all together for one ideal setup.
We love Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s where Hudl was born and where we hope to continue growing for years to come. Not to mention it’s right in the middle of the United States, which is great when you’re a company working with teams from two of the nation’s most popular sports – football and basketball. Soccer and rugby, on the other hand, can be tricky. So, we recently acquired Replay Analysis, a London-based company used by some of the sports’ biggest names.
July is over and it’s time for Support to kick into high gear! With school out across the country, this was our last “slow” month for the year. We’ve enjoyed these relaxing days, but know that supportnado is in the forecast. Let’s take a look back at how July stacked up to months past, and get a feel for what the next few months have in store.
Have you ever used a product and run into a problem, but wanted to avoid contacting the company to get that problem resolved? At some point you might think, “Hey, I’m pretty tech savvy! I could probably solve this myself if they would just give me a couple of steps.” You’re not alone.
Our time at the 2014 THSCA Convention was awesome (not to say every other year wasn’t). Coaches are always excited to become bigger experts in their areas of expertise, grab some free swag, and get a glimpse at our latest features. Basketball coaches got the biggest surprise with a deeper look at our new tools designed with their games in mind.
The 2014 Opening wrapped up a week ago and we’re still reeling from the amazing talent that dominated the fields at Nike World Headquarters. Each of the five days brought some special stuff to the table, but Wednesday and Thursday were packed with actual football games. Well, as actual as 7-on-7 gets. In the middle of July, we’ll take what we can get.