For those that have already gone to the steps of finishing their highlight video and putting it on the computer, let me tell you that you are already ahead of the ball game. While there are a lot of highlights online, getting the highlight video and putting it online either takes some computer intelligence or some money. Regardless, it is good for a recruit to be at this step.
So lets say hypothetically that my video was just finished and I have been sent the copies and the highlight via email. The question is what do I do with them now? This is a great time to take advantage of the video and help spread it throughout the Internet. Here are a few places that may be worth sending it to.
Yes, it seems that most high school athletes upload their video to Youtube. And the reason is because it is an easy system to upload video. Once you create a user account, you can send the video quickly and have it up in no time. While the link may be excessively long, you can now include that link to your highlight footage when sending emails to coaches, friends, or even family across the country.
This site tries to be a social site just for high school athletes. If you already have a profile or think it might help you to get the video posted here, you might as well do it. If you do have a profile and are sending out links to college coaches, you do need to think about what pictures you have posted on your profile. Just keep that in mind before sending out links to coaches or family for that matter.
These sites may actually make you send that full DVD copy but you can contact them about if you can send them your highlight via email. It does make things much easier if you already have a profile listed on the site (See previous articles: How to get a Rivals.com Profile | How to get a Scout.com Profile). At the very least, the person from Rivals or Scout may take a look at the video themselves and tell you to send the full game copy.
Your own personal website
As I have mentioned in the Five Steps to a Scholarship, it is worth putting together a personal recruiting websites if you have the resources available. Not everyone does but if you do, the first place that those highlights should be posted is on this site. It is great because you can tell coaches just to go to johndoe.com (Obviously replace that with your name) and it makes the process much easier. Instead of sending the long web address for Youtube, just telling them your website can help them find the footage and learn more about you rather quickly.
Are there any others free resources that I am missing?
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