Preparing a Recruiting Video requires the all-out cooperation of three participants: you, the student who is seeking an athletic scholarship; your parents or friends who are helping to prepare the DVD that will be sent out to college and university athletic programs across the country, and we at VideOccasions, who will help pull all your hard work together into a professional looking presentation.
Lets start with you, the athlete.
Think about this scenario for a minute: You're going to interview for a $100,000 job, one that will change the course of your life. Would you scratch out a resume in pencil on the back of an envelope, put on your old torn sweat shirt and go to the interview; talk vaguely about your qualifications and hope everything works out for the best?
Probably not; not if you really wanted the job.
Yet every year high school athletes come to us who hope to get a four-year $100,000 sports scholarship by putting together a recruiting video that's the equivalent of an envelope resume and a sweat shirt and vague qualifications.
Consider what you're up against in the sports market place and you'll see why we think spending the time and money to prepare a great recruiting video is time and money well spent.
You're a high school athlete and you've applied to the colleges of your choice, hoping to get an athletic scholarship.
You prepare a video of high lights from some of your games, up-load it to Youtube and make a link in the resume you send out. So do two hundred other student athletes who are applying to the same school for the same scholarship.
Or you can make a DVD of the same material, or put it on a flash drive.
Of the three choices -- Youtube, flash drive, DVD, we favor the DVD. It gives the coaching staff your achievements in hand, and the DVD's cover alone contains lots of information.
By the time the Coaching staff gets to the DVD of applicant #145 -- that's you -- they've looked at a couple of thousand minutes of play and have a stack of 144 discs sitting in the center of their table, with 55 still to watch.
So, we've got to work together to make yours the best disc of the whole bunch, the most memorable, and the most easily identifiable. This is marketing 101 -- your sales pitch!
Here's what we need to do:
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Pages two and three will guide you through the steps you and your parents can take to guarantee an excellent presentation.