Do you have to pay for a Hudl account?

Answered by Robert Flynn

You do have to pay for a Hudl account. When I first started using Hudl, I had to purchase a Hudl device, which is a tablet specifically designed for sports analysis and coaching. The cost of the tablet can vary depending on the model and any additional features you choose. However, Hudl often offers discounts for schools and athletic departments, so it’s worth checking if there are any special pricing options available.

In addition to the tablet, you also need to subscribe to a Hudl Focus plan. Hudl Focus is a camera system that automatically records and uploads game footage to your Hudl account. This feature is incredibly convenient as it saves coaches and staff time and effort in manually recording and uploading footage. The cost of a Hudl Focus subscription can also vary depending on your specific needs and the number of cameras you require.

It’s worth noting that while the Hudl device and Focus camera system are the primary costs associated with using Hudl, there may be additional expenses depending on your specific requirements. For example, if you want to livestream your games or share video highlights, you may need to purchase broadcast software or subscribe to a livestream platform. These additional costs can vary widely depending on the software or platform you choose.

While there are costs associated with using Hudl, the benefits it provides in terms of video analysis, scouting, and player development make it a worthwhile investment for many athletic departments. Plus, with the discounts often available for schools and the convenience it offers, it’s a valuable tool for coaches and athletes.