Basketball Referee get your game video!
Basketball Referee get your game video! The number one tool for rapid improvement as a basketball official is breaking down and analyzing game video. The first step in that process is getting your game video. That’s what we’re going to cover today.
It’s important to understand have a mindset that every single game that you’ve worked in the high school season is on video and that that video is online. You just need a link!
Coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area use Hudl Krossover or YouTube online video services which their games are posted to. We need to get a link of that video!
This is a simple process, but takes a little detective work. Unlike preparing DVD mailers to provide to coaches, there’s no cost to us involved.
all i need to do is invest some time. i need to invest time in order to get my game video.
The first step in the process is I need the coach’s email addresses. These are almost always available online.
We just need to do some detective work. Ninety-five percent of all the games you work you’re going to work games for coaches whose email addresses are on the school website. Let’s go garner that information and then we’re going to send them an email.
the email process of course has no cost.
the other benefits of it are:
- we can follow up we could follow up with the coaches if we haven’t gotten the email
- we’ve started a process a dialogue that gives us the ability to go back and say hey coach i haven’t got the link yet if there’s any chance we could get it? etc etc right
With a DVD we don’t have that connection. i’ve handed out a DVD i just have to wait and hope.
when I email the video request I have more power in the arrangement.
- Online video is going to offer me higher quality video for downloading almost always.
- it’s easily shareable I can share links to my partners on the game and this is very important as well.
Getting it Done
- step #1: We have to find the coach’s email address
- step #2: Prepare an email that is professional. (It is standard operating procedure; just business.)
the first thing we need to do is search the school’s athletics page find the basketball tab and identify the coach drilling down for De La Salle down at the bottom of the page that’s where they have their sports click on basketball it’s a boys school so here’s our head coach information so
What I’m going to do is I’m going to put that into my contacts so that the next time I have a game for that coach I won’t have to do the research all over again so in gmail contacts I have the coach use a little coding so that if I know the school name I can just enter that don’t have to remember the coach’s name.
find the opponent in the game granada drill down they have a coaches tab find the coach in question is the same nomenclature to enter the info.
Now we need to compose an email.
The first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to enter both coaches’ email addresses in the same email, but I’m going to put it as a blind CC as I wouldn’t want one coach to think “oh, I won’t reply because the other coach will probably reply etc”
so it’s blind CC it’s the two coaches this is you know something along the lines of what we would use for the language of the email so you know basically the same requesting game video
try to provide as much detail as possible about the opponent and the date and do that accurately so we want to make it as easy as possible for them to reply so they get the email they say the game on the 17th they can go to their Hudl, Krossover or YouTube account and quickly and easily forward us the game link.
so always want to be professional I began professional courtesy just asking for a link
when we get a YouTube link, of course, we’re going to have to go through some sort of downloading software to download a youtube link.
i personally use wondershare all my tube. there’s a free version paste the link downloads the file high quality video excellent
Hudl. very popular usually the coach will just forward the email that they’ve received so you’ll have a link there. follow the link and it just starts downloading
Krossover it’s usually just sent as a link like this very straightforward click brings up the video and then we just click the download link here and we’re good to go.
all right there you have it we’ve given you the tools to contact coaches and get video links sent to you here’s the fantastic news starting today you can go back retroactively for the current basketball season and email coaches for video.
you’d be surprised how quickly you will get video of your game so we have to invest time to go get the email addresses etc.
takes a little while to do that but the returns are fantastic
I challenge you today if you haven’t already done so go back to the games from one month ago start their league games email the coaches requesting a link. we’re requesting a link from both coaches.
Our chance of return is fantastic you will get videos of your games almost immediately.
One of the keys is be professional. it’s just a professional courtesy it’s just business don’t engage with the coach about the quality of officiating on the game your partner or set anything.
all I’m requesting is link to the video of the game: coach, we use video to improve as officials and it’s really important to us if you could send us a link that would be fantastic.
alright I hope you take this information to heart and you take action immediately.
this is a powerful tool.
this is a new reality all of our games are on video. they’re all online. coaches have access and i have found that they are more than willing to share. they want to help us get better as well. take advantage of that reality and let it shape your future actions it’s a new world video is available get it improve your officiating by analyzing your game video
all right thanks again thanks for watching five minutes on officiating.