Hudl offers sports teams the ability to upload information to their websites so it can be analyzed online. Hudl provides programs for high school sports such as football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling. Additional sports include lacrosse, track, softball, baseball and soccer.
Hudl's technology improves upon outdated sports strategies, such as distributing large, hard-copy playbooks to athletes and burning game film DVDs for players to watch at home. Instead, players and coaches watch footage uploaded to Hudl's website, and teams access playbooks via tablets and smart phones. Elements such as text notes, ink telestrations and tagged metadata are all easily added to game film for analysis. Hudl's digital format allows coaches the ability to isolate specific plays without having to fast forward through an entire game or match.
College recruiters often access Hudl's website, which benefits high school athletes. Easy-to-locate game highlights, player profiles and academic information frequently make an impact on potential scholarship opportunities. Video demonstrations are available on the company's website, so coaches and players can research Hudl's methods before committing to a program. Hudl was established in 2006 when its founders realized there was a need to consolidate sports information in an efficient manner. As of 2015, the company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.