Stampeders Aim to Grow Football in Calgary by Giving Hudl to High Schools

The Calgary Stampeders are advancing the sport by giving coaches the video they need to improve their teams.

It started in 2005, when Ross Folan noticed that a high school coach didn’t have adequate cameras to record his games. As the Director of Video Operations for the Calgary Stampeders, Folan had access to excellent equipment and decided to help the local school.

That simple generosity blossomed into something incredible.

Calgary now records each game for the city’s 21 high schools (40 teams total including junior varsity) and provides a Hudl account for each school. They even break down the games, saving coaches time while giving them incredible information and video previously unavailable to them.

“It’s about us giving back to grassroots football,” Ross said. “We feel it’s a perfect tool for the high schools to maximize the coaching staffs and the players and their opportunities. They absolutely love it. From beginning to end, we film every single game. We put it on the cloud for them. We try and give as much as we can so they can concentrate on football.

“Hudl makes that possible. There is no way you could do this with a different software.”

Source: Dan Hoppen, HUDL

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