Visit the Hudl office and you won’t miss Lyndsey Haag. Not because she’s tall or has prime desk real estate, but because she has quite the voice. You’ll always hear her before you see her; but it’s the happiest voice, so we refuse to complain. We just wish we could be that excited all the time. It worked well enough when she was in support - coaches couldn’t be too upset with her on the other end - but the girl was born to do sales. Seriously, good luck saying no to that face.
This is a big deal. Not a huge deal, per se, but pretty great. It’s not often we have an announcement that gets both sides of the ball excited. With the latest updates to Hudl Playbook, not only will the offense have a better building and sharing experience, but the defense now has tools of their very own. Defensive Playbook is officially live and, like our other play tools, it’s totally free until your next invoice is due.
Android users, get excited! The Hudl app just got a brand new makeover, and we think you’ll be pretty happy about it. There’s been so much love for iOS lately that we decided it was time for Android to get in on the action. When you log in, you’ll probably notice quite a few changes to the app’s design, including the smart new Home Screen and Main Menu. The brand spankin’ new Main Menu makes navigating the app easier, allowing you to toggle between features without hitting the back button over and over again.
February was full of changes for everyone on the Hudl team. With more than a dozen new hires coming down the pipe, and veterans changing roles left and right, there hasn’t been a dull moment since 2013. Hudl Support had a part in those changes, but we promise they’re for the better! We were already dedicated to providing you world-class support, but realized tallying the monthly numbers didn’t mean much if we weren’t comparing them to anything. So we came up with some new goals that we’re pretty excited about.
Jameson Rexilius is not Jameson Rexilius’ real name. His real name is Robb Jameson Rexilius, but he’s never gone by Robb. He’s gone by just about everything else: Jamie, Rex, Rexy, J. Rex, and his Hudl application may or may not have said R.J. Regardless of what you call him, Jameson is a pretty good guy. He’s a member of the elite group of Hudlies who coach on the side, making him an awesome source for all things football. What’s extra special is his height. Being one of the tallest people in the office makes it much easier for people with an important question to find you.
Clinic season hits us in the face much like winter in Nebraska. But before you know it, some of the busiest weekends of the year are behind us. It’s been an extremely hectic February for Hudlies, but we just keep truckin’ along as the madness continues into March. Over the next two weeks we will have reps at 22 clinics across 17 states. We’ll continue to hit each and every Glazier and Nike COY clinic, as well as attend our first Clinic of Champions in Reno, Nev.
Angela Wickard does it all. Coming from a small town in western Nebraska, she didn’t have much of a choice but to get involved in everything. From drama to music to sports, the girl has knowledge on just about every extra-curricular activity, including rugby! And when she isn’t busy playing sports or doing culture things, she pretends to rap. We have yet to witness one her attempts, but we trust that when the time comes, she’ll crush it.
As word about Hudl Campaigns continues to spread, numbers continue to grow. More teams are coming on board with campaigns of their own, thinking up new ways to raise more money than the teams before them. We mentioned how it helped a couple of youth teams back in December, but now it’s time to talk winter sports. With only five players participating in the campaign, one basketball team raised nearly $1,000; and a Missouri wrestling team with years of discount card experience has a new favorite way to fundraise.
The Hudl basketball squad has been working ridiculously hard trying to create an awesome new basketball product for our coaches. But when it comes to fully understanding how coaches utilize the product, there’s only so much we can do in an office. To gain some first-hand insight, a few members of the basketball squad took a trip to De Soto High School in Kansas to see how their team uses both versions of Hudl for basketball - the current system with five-minute long clips, and the beta system built for iPads and automatic bookmarks.
Jordan Heintzelman gets stuff done. When business needs tending to, he tends to it, no jokes allowed. But that’s not to say he doesn’t joke around. He’s pretty good at it. It takes a trained ear to catch on to his dry sense of humor, but once you do, he’s a pretty entertaining guy. And man, does he love biking. He bikes to work almost every day (no easy task when Nebraska becomes especially snowy and slippery) and has a bike tattoo on his leg.
It’s like we said before - the man means business.