3 Ways HUDL Has Impacted Sports Technology

Technology has helped every industry imaginable take leaps & bounds forward in enhancing productivity, quality, safety, and more. Even in the world of sports, technology has played a huge role. A great example of this is the use of technologies that coaches use for training and player development. The most prominent technology company in this space is Hudl. The Hudl technology is used by teams of most all sports and across all levels.

What is Hudl?

Hudl is a platform and software that provides video analysis and coaching tools for sports teams. It enables coaches to upload footage of games, practices, and opponents, break the video down, add telestrations, voice clips, text feedback, and deliver the video and coaching notes to their athletes. It also allows athletes to build highlight reels and promote themselves to recruiters.

Hudl can also be used for training purposes. Coaches can create and record drills for the athletes in a very simple and easy way. They can also catalog and organize their drills, as well as create and track progress with the athlete. If a certain drill isn’t working for the athlete, the coach can get suggestions for a new drill that could be more effective for the athlete. This is just one of the popular features of Hudl.

How Has Hudl Impacted Sports Technology?

Here are a few ways Hudl has impacted sports:

With one of the Hudl products, coaches no longer have to spend hours watching a video of their athletes in order to create their own stats. Instead, the software automatically uploads the footage to the cloud, where a team of professional analysts will look at the footage and create detailed stats and reports. What does this result in? It results in more time enjoying useful data than trying to make them. This saves a lot of time and effort on the coach’s end.

Next, athletes can review game film and training footage on their own time to get in extra reps. Sure, coaches run the practice, but what happens after the athletes leave? With Hudl, players can get 24/7 access to in-game and practice footage, enabling them to get in extra reps, training and practice time even when they are away from their coaches and teammates.  

Additionally, players and parents can create highlight videos for college recruiting. With Hudl, players and parents can edit, tag, telestrate, and clip videos to put their best foot forward when sending off highlights to college scouts. What makes it even better is that players/parents can also include stats and other player info to make this a one-stop-shop of information on the player for the college scouts that are interested.

While Hudl is a beneficial tool, you first need to ensure you have the best endzone camera and/or sideline video tower to ensure you capture the video footage that is needed for the Hudl system. That’s where Hi Rise Camera comes into play! Hi Rise Camera offers first-in-class solutions to help coaches capture aerial and high-angle video footage for any sporting event. If you are looking for an endzone camera system or sideline video tower, check us out at