The Video section of your profile is one of the most important in your water polo recruiting efforts. Often, coaches are seeing your Polovolo Profile before they have seen you play in person. Therefore, your water polo recruiting video will be a key first impression of you as a player.
There are two types of water polo recruiting videos that coaches tell us are helpful to them in their evaluation of you as a player. These are highlight videos and game videos.
Highlight Videos: Think of this as your “greatest hits”. It can include clips over numerous games and often times will include graphics and audio/music. Coaches vary in their opinion on the value of highlight videos so make sure what you posts captures their attention so they spend more time reviewing all of your video. One thing that seems to be clear among coaches though is that should not be the only type of water polo recruiting video that you include in your profile.
Game Videos – Most coaches indicate that they have the greatest interest in this type of video. It is not a highlight video, it is simply what could be termed, good “game film”. This type of water polo recruiting video should illustrate your all-around capabilities, skills and awareness playing on offense, defense and in transition. It is best if these videos are against high quality opponents and in games of high significance.