Send your best game video, identify your position and number and we will prepare a professional highlight video to send to coaches and scouts.
WHAT SHOULD BE IN A HIGHLIGHT REEL
Start with a photograph and basic information.
I would let this image stay on the screen for the first few seconds of your highlight reel. If you watch my son's reel, you will see that it starts with the name of his club at the that time. I had a gentleman in the club media department create this. That is why this is there.
The entire video should not be more than 4-5 minutes in length.
Add some sound. I would be hesitant to use the live noise from actual play, you don't know what you might catch. If you do use music, check that there are no copyright restrictions.
Start strong. Don't wait thinking you will build up to your best moments. You may only have a few seconds in which to catch the scouts' interest.
Mix up what you are showing. Do not focus only on clips of yourself scoring, if you had some good dribbling or passes, show that as well.
I have had several coaches and scouts tell me they like it when a player shows an assist or that they passed the ball appropriately. It not only shows a lack of selfishness but indicates a willingness to be a team player.
Here is a link to one of my son's highlight reels. This was made last summer when he was 17.
One BIG thing he had two separate scouts - from two different provinces point out is that there are no examples of him behaving defensively in this video. They felt it would have been beneficial to show his defense skills, even though he primarily plays attacking mid.
For more on how to create a Highlight Reel, go here. You'll see the full article from which this introduction was taken.