If you’ve paid any attention to the World Cup, the name Luis Suárez might ring a bell. He bit a guy. Aside from that, all most people really know is that he’s from Uruguay, but he also plays for Liverpool – Adam Troester’s favorite futbol team. Well, it’s second to the United States men’s national team, but that doesn’t mean Adam hasn’t been affected by Suárez’s actions.
The summer months have not slowed down our movement on the road. In fact, it’s about to get real busy as we gear up for nearly 30 clinics in July and August alone. Our summer is traditionally highlighted by the annual Texas High School Coaches Association convention, which draws around 12-15,000 all-sport coaches. We apparently really like Texas, as it’s one of just four clinics we’ll be attending in the Lone Star State in July.
Basketball is flow-based (surprise!), meaning every second of every game is worth studying. This makes the film experience much different than that of sports with more downtime, like football. So with the latest round of updates to Hudl’s basketball workflow, clips are out.
Kaylin Ramler has made her mark on Hudl in a variety of ways. For starters, Nebraska isn’t known for its vegetarians – especially the ones who haven’t eaten meat for nearly 12 years. Those are a rare find around Hudl. So it didn’t take long for us to realize just how much she loves animals. She has a soft spot for every last one of them, including dinosaurs, which she has sprawled all over her desk.
This time around, we’re stressing the use of larger sensors that work better in low light, plus the cameras that will give you full 1080 HD at 60p. The 60p helps eliminate choppy videos that you often get on the lower priced cameras recording at 30p. It’s also worth noting that the larger sensor cameras shoot and operate with a shutter speed of 125, good enough to pull stills off the video, something the players will just love.
Natalie Ebke thinks things through. When it comes to answering a coach’s question, Natalie will take the time to scour support for the best possible solution. And if you were to approach her, she’d carefully consider how well you know one another before deciding on a hug or knucks. Unless you’re Oprah. Oprah could offer Natalie the weirdest job and she’d give Miss Winfrey the biggest hug before dropping everything to take it.
Hudl may be the best thing to happen to my coaching career. When I was an assistant football coach and director of strength and conditioning at Denison University, we hired a former player/student assistant as the defensive coordinator. Upon his arrival in 2010, we implemented Hudl as the football program’s video scouting and exchange system. As a coach, husband, and father I immediately reaped the benefits.
Mike Korsakas doesn’t go by Mike around these parts. He is Micro. It will all make sense in a bit. Until then, just know he’s a guy with passion. He joined Hudl almost one year ago exactly and didn’t take long to #Dominate the support scene. He learned at an early age that, while nothing beats the satisfaction of a job well done, being satisfied shouldn’t stop you from continuing to work hard. (Thanks, Papa Korsakas.)
It’s been yet another good month here in Hudl Support. In case you don’t have time for May’s full rundown, we’ve compiled CliffsNotes to make sure you’re up to speed: The number of new support hires reached 21 just this week. They’ll all start on different days this summer, but once everyone is on board, our staff will almost double in size! Battling through injuries and scheduling conflicts outside of the office, our unofficial softball team has limped to a 5-2 record.