Skills Session

Skills Session Video & Editing for your High School Athlete

Your athlete has spent years preparing for college sports; get a video that properly shows their skills!

High school athletes thinking about a college scholarship will need a recruiting video to help market themselves. For many sports, including baseball, softball, and tennis, we recommend what is known as a skills video. The style of this video allows us to film your athlete during a skills session as they run specific drills to showcase their on-the-field/court talent. The nature of these sports make it more difficult to capture all your athlete’s abilities in one or even two games, so it’s actually more cost effective to set up a skills sessions instead of a game highlight video.

You just need to secure field/court space, a few teammates, and ideally their coach as well, to help your athlete illustrate their skills. We suggest batting practice with a pitcher, fielding drills, etc. for baseball/softball. Tennis would include serving, volleys, groundstrokes, and drills of your choice.  Be sure to have all the necessary gear for your players, and for baseball/softball you’ll need to supply an L-cage to protect the pitcher and videographer during batting practice. We will provide the videographer to capture your athlete’s skills, with precise shooting angles and high definition equipment.

Our advanced sports-editing techniques result in a polished recruiting video that highlights your athlete’s position on the screen, and also includes a brief summary of their athletic and academic achievements as a personal introduction. A skills video captures the coach’s attention and lets them know what your athlete can do for their program!

For some players, a recruiting video is the  first or only opportunity to make an impression on a coach, so it needs to be a great one! Be sure the coach doesn’t turn your video off due to poor quality or bad editing. Support your college scholarship efforts with a professional video from a company that knows what recruiters are looking for! See what clients say about recruiting videos from American Sports Memories

What’s included:

  • A link to your player profile on our website that you can email to coaches and recruiters for online viewing.
  • A digital file so you can upload your recruiting video to the websites of your choice
  • 3 DVD copies of your recruiting video to give to coaches during campus visits
  • Turnaround times: We usually have the first draft online for your review and feedback within 7-10 days after the event.

How To Book

Decide what type of footage you want us to work with! Do you want us to edit your existing footage, capture an upcoming game or tournament,  or a combination of both? You can learn more about these options in the links below.

Head over to Our Packages page and determine which package best fits your athlete’s needs. From there you can add the package to your cart, provide all necessary details and complete the checkout process.

After this is complete, PayPal will authorize your card for the purchase. Your card will not be charged until we confirm with you that a videographer has been booked. This is the quickest way to ensure you get coverage because we book our videographers once payment is received. Think of it like shopping at Amazon. When you place an order, Amazon authorizes your credit card for the amount to ensure you have funds to pay the bill. But Amazon waits to actually charge your card until your items ships. If the items do not ship, you are not charged.

Alternatively, you can have us check availability before you check out. However – because videographers are booked first come, first served – we can only check availability not guarantee it. We only book videographers when payment is authorized. For example, if another family completes check out while you are having us check availability, they will be offered available videographers first.

Once we receive your order, we will work with our expansive team of videographers to schedule coverage for your upcoming event. After we schedule a videographer, we will send you an email confirming that your event has been successfully booked, and will then accept funds from Paypal. You can expect this email within 36 hours after your order is received.

Alternatively, if you have requested coverage during a busy weekend and all of our videographers are booked, we will advise you via email that we were unable to schedule coverage for your event. At this time we will remove the funds’ hold and your credit card will not be charged.

Please try to plan ahead for upcoming games. We suggest submitting your order at least a week in advance to avoid this situation. An early booking gives you the best opportunity to secure one of our videographers for your event.

Now that your event has been booked, we’ll need some additional information about your athlete. Please head over to our biography page, complete the form, and submit a photograph of your athlete. This is when we capture important information you want to share with coaches such as GPA, graduation year, academic achievements, sports related awards, etc.

If you’ve determined you’d like us to edit your existing footage, please head over to our Footage Upload page and follow the steps to submit your files. Additionally, this is where you can complete your Play Selection Form to instruct us which plays should be included in your video.

Approximately 7-10 days after filming your game or receiving your existing footage and play selections, we will email you a link to preview the proof video. After watching the proof video, you may request edits. After this final edit and confirming with you that the video is perfect, we will:

  • Email you a link to your athlete’s online ASM profile (which you can share online and with coaches)
  • Email you a download link to the MP4 file of your video (which you can then upload to websites such as YouTube, NCSA, and other recruiting sites)
  • Mail out your 3 DVDs (which your athlete can present to coaches at campus visits and ID camps)

“The baseball skills video you did for our son was awesome! It captured his abilities on the field in a way that demonstrated why he’ll be an asset to a team.”

– Justin R.