A skills video is a 2-5 minute video of you doing reps in each of your best skills. You don’t need a lot of resources to make a great skills video.
Here’s what you need to do it on your own:
-a setter (if you’re a hitter)
-someone to video-tape you
-an iphone/go-pro/video camera
What to do:
- Start with a short introduction, like, “Hi, my name is Aimee and I’m a 5’10 class of 2020 outside hitter. My GPA is 4.0 and I would love to play college volleyball. I hope you enjoy my skills video!”. Keep it short and sweet. Be colorful, fun and interesting. Don’t be monotone or nervous.
- Tape yourself doing 5 quality reps of a few different skills that you’re great at. If you’re an outside hitter, start the film off with 5 big kills on the outside. Make sure to hit in the middle and the right side – you never know what position a coach might see you in! It’s OK if you have to start and stop between reps- your reps don’t have to be uninterrupted.
- Include some passing, defense and serving. Don’t linger too long on these skills, unless of course you’re a libero or a defensive specialist, in which case it’s appropriate to show off a multitude of situational skills (ie: digging line, run-thru’s, dig/dive/roll, serve receive).
- Don’t overthink your production. You do not need music, transitions, intros/outros. Coaches literally just want to see you play volleyball!
- Use iMovie to edit your clips together, and upload your movie to YouTube! Be sure to include the player’s full name, grad year, position, club and team name!