Monday, 10 December 2007

Faking sports skill for YouTube scouts

I've heard that sports scouts are starting to use YouTube to look for new talent because it's easier than travelling all the way across the country to look at one kid who might be worth your time. The problem there is that the video can be doctored in very subtle ways, and it doesn't even have to be edited. For instance, you could mark a football field in nine-metre increments instead of ten to make kicks and throws look longer than they really are.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - That's just one example.
PPS - You could also use non-standard equipment to enhance the performance.


Stu said...

Yes, but then you get a trial with the club, they get a real look at you, and in 5 minutes you are on your way home again

John said...

Well, yes. I guess it's only effective if if your goal is to waste the time of sports scouts or destroy the credibility of YouTube as a scouting tool.