It turns out there is no longer a slow time at Hudl – especially when we’re talking travel schedules. In the old days, most of our trips came in the spring. But with the release of our new basketball workflow, our presence at the nation’s biggest and best hoops clinics has gone way up, and the invitations have us as excited as these guys.
I believe it was Shakespeare who said, “You gotta pay the cost to be the boss.” Well, maybe it wasn’t Shakespeare himself who said that, but we all know it’s true. As a coach, practice, games, and training alone take up hours a week. So, it’s safe to say that for a coach, the cost of being the boss is paid in time – and that doesn’t even include the organizational tasks that come with coaching.
Watching video is the most important thing you do in Hudl, so we spent the off-season making improvements to our video player by replacing Silverlight with an all-around better platform: HTML5. Why? Because by 2015, most Internet browsers will stop supporting Silverlight, which is what we’ve been using to power Hudl’s video player.
We’re pumped to officially announce that the Ubersense app, along with the awesome team behind it, is now part of the Hudl family. With 2.5 million users across more than 50 sports, Ubersense has built a powerful community for coaches and athletes to record and review video with feedback from around the world.
What. Just. Happened. In no time at all, August came and went with a fury of calls, tweets, emails, and chats. This isn’t our first rodeo, so you would think we’d come into football season mentally prepared, but you guys surprised us once again. With a start like this, we’re anxious to see how the rest of football season shakes up. Records, prepare to be shattered.
The school year is here and seasons are ramping up, which means new opportunities to tag and edit highlights for your Hudl profile. As always, once a highlight is created, Hudl will give you the option to share any reel via Twitter, Facebook or email.
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.