Hudl, a tool used by players and coaches to review game footage, is used by a variety of athletic team’s at Clarke Central High School, including the boys soccer team.
“Hudl is a pretty expensive software, so Central is very fortunate that our athletic director pays for Hudl for all of our programs,” Boys Head Soccer Coach Chris Aiken said. “It is especially an advantage for Hudl, because I know not all high schools use it for soccer, since it is most popular with football.”
Since Hudl began being used at CCHS, it has played a large role in the soccer programs’ improvement, as well as other sports at CCHS.
“Hudl is a really beneficial tool for our program because it gives us a way to upload our games and practices and to view footage of the opponents we are going to play against,” Aiken said. This gives us a way to break the games down into small components and share it with our athletes on a private server.”
Boys soccer captain Ivan Ramirez has played soccer for four years at CCHS, and has seen the benefits of Hudl.
“I like Hudl because it is a great tool to use for a lot of reason,” Ramirez said. “It really helps me to see my mistakes that I am making and what I can do to fix them when I play.”
In addition to it being used privately by the teams, Hudl is also utilized as a tool in the college recruiting process.
“What is really cool is that every athlete has the ability to create their own highlight clips, so when I have 20 kids on Varsity and 24 on JV, I can not make individual clips for every kids, but each individual athlete has access on there,” Aiken said. “They can share that with colleges, which is a great tool for anyone who wants to play at the next level.”