We’ve heard a lot of interesting things about Justin Hansen, but we have no idea what is and isn’t true. Like, he might have a cousin with the same first name, middle name, and birthday. There’s also a chance he was detained by police for six hours when they thought he was some guy who robbed a bank. Then he mentioned having visited every U.S. state except for Alaska and driving the same car since high school.
One of our main goals at Hudl is to make every athlete look and feel like a pro. It’s no small task, but we found a good place to start in a complete overhaul of our athlete profile pages. From school colors to a team history, new vitals and a featured highlight, not only is navigating Hudl more aesthetically pleasing, but it’s easier and definitely worth your while.
We’re proud of the man Trevor Hellman has become. Less than a year ago, he came on as a Coach Relations intern. It had been a while since our last support-specific intern, so he was almost a guinea pig of sorts. We’re happy (read: relieved) to report he survived all seven months and joined us full time in December. Now, he’s no longer referred to as “Intern”, but “that kid who really loves Arsenal, almost to an unhealthy extent” and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
As school and sport schedules wind down in the spring and early summer, these next few weeks are the perfect time to create and launch a campaign - not just for your team, but the entire school. We’ve shown you how custom donation pages can help youth programs and winter sports, but Lee’s Summit High School in Missouri took their Hudl Campaigns game to a new level. They put their athletic and administrative resources to good use and chose to focus not on one sport, but a community.
Dani Werth has been part of the Hudl marketing team for six whole months now, but it feels like much longer. It was the middle of football season when she came in guns blazin’, and she’s made stuff look really, really good ever since. But we’ve had a few scares along the way – when the Hudl Plague struck in January, Dani emerged as the office germaphobe and worked from home for a solid week. And it’s a good thing she did, we’d hate to get the pregnant girl sick.
Another year of state basketball tournaments has come and gone, but we couldn’t let it pass right by without some love for Hudl state champs. Hawaii kicked off tournament season in February and a steady stream of finals followed, wrapping up in California and Indiana just last weekend. Throughout the season, coaches and players put in hours of hard work on the court, in practice, traveling and scouting to become state champions.
Erik is a video wizard. If there’s a top 10 to be made or a highlight to spruce up, he’s the guy to see. He’s done it all for the Huskers and Aggies, and they’ve both had a history of doing okay, so we brought that good vibe back to the Good Life. Now he’s in charge of making our media a big deal. From game day to Signing Day, he makes sure reels are watched, because making our athletes look like pros is serious business.
It’s not true what they say - what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Believe it or not, we did spend a good portion of our time (okay, almost half) brainstorming ideas to dominate better in 2014. While we didn’t all come back millionaires, we came back rich in ideas to help ourselves help you.
By the beginning of April, it should start to feel a lot like spring outside - at least for most of America. For those of us in Nebraska, not so much. Either way, spring has sprung and it’s time to revisit your Hudl account! Set aside some time to do a little cleaning and show some love with our top 10 tips on gearing up for the 2014-2015 season.