Track Recruiting Video Guidelines

A recruiting video is an important part of any high school track athlete’s online portfolio, and a well-made video can be a big help when looking for a college track scholarship.College track coaches don’t have the time to see hundreds of track recruits in person.  But a good recruiting video can show what a high school recruit has to offer in just a couple of minutes.But, in order for your highlight video to be effective, you need to know what track coaches are looking for. Realize that all sports aren’t the same when it comes to recruiting videos. NCSA knows specifically what college track coaches want to see. For example, sprinters need to highlight their starts and show complete races to illustrate their form. Clips from distance runners should focus on their ability to start well and use their aggressiveness to gain position. Jumpers and throwers need to illustrate solid technique.If you follow the video guidelines provided by NCSA and create a well-made highlight video, you’re taking the first step toward earning a track scholarship.


How to Film

  • Film from the closet location possible to the event.
  • If possible, station the camera on a tripod to keep it steady
  • The camera view should not be obstructed (people in stands, etc)
  • Focus on the athlete being taped so that they are clear and in focus, but not too close!


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