Hudl 100: Highlighting Key Players in Sports & Technology
The world of sports is brimming with inspirational figures. Take a minute to help us celebrate the 100 most deserving individuals, teams and organizations of the year.
“Sport has the power to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
The transformative and unifying power of sports can inspire communities and empower individuals from all walks of life.
How else do you explain every citizen in Iceland tuning in to see their national soccer team upset England in this year’s Euro Cup? Or LeBron James and company turning a city’s mentality on its head by putting an end to decades of sports misery?
From youth sports to the highest levels of competition, Hudl has helped teams and athletes win by providing them with the tools to improve. What we’ve learned over the past decade is that the sports community is brimming with stories of triumph and inspiration. But these stories aren’t exclusive to professional franchises and senior national teams.
They’re happening in your neighborhood – driven by people just like you.
To spotlight these achievements, we’re profiling 100 individuals, teams and organizations that have recently made a significant impact in at least one of the following principles we value most at Hudl:
- Educate – you help teams and athletes improve through instruction
- Celebrate – you publicly acknowledge successes achieved through sports
- Inspire – you motivate the sports community to take a desired action
How did we decide on the 100 profiles to be included in this feature?
It wasn’t easy. We surveyed Hudl employees and select members of the sports community for nominations, ultimately featuring the 100 nominees with the most votes across the following categories:
- Coaches & Administrators
- Organizations & Associations
- Data Analysts & Video Coordinators
- Sports Media
Now, we’re thrilled to present to you the first ever Hudl 100.
The leaders of change for programs and organizations, these individuals guide players and teams to heights never imagined.
Educated students and players on the importance of teamwork.
Educated coaches and athletes about effective leadership techniques.
Educated individuals about how they can be the best person possible through speaking engagements, applications and training sessions.
Educated youth football coaches on how to run effective programs with healthy environments.
Motivated his peers to embrace technology in sports.
Educated golfers through video analysis.
Inspired female athletes to challenge themselves to leave a lasting legacy.
Knocked down barriers for female football players and fans.
Embraced the power of video analysis as a way to improve player technique.
Educated the water polo community on the importance of technology in the sport.
Exhibited great determination when he decided to leave a powerhouse behind to pursue a new challenge.
Educated the football community through engaging content.
Encouraged the adoption of technology related to video review and statistical analysis.
Fostered conversations between thousands of coaches.
Drove interest in American Football in Mexico through technology and inspired students to seek higher education.
Stressed the importance of video in player development.
Fostered collaboration and conversation with key leaders in youth football.
Educated golfers through engaging instruction and entertaining analysis.
Educated the football community on effective training and scheme tactics.
Celebrated the athletic achievements of youth football coaches and athletes.
Expanded the reach of American football.
Educated the sports community about progressive professional development techniques.
Inspired athletes through uplifting motivational tactics.
Established and developed American football across Europe.
Educated players and coaches about the importance of video in personal development.
These players are the living embodiment of grit and grind, redefining what it means to be an athlete.
Formed to empower communities, these groups work to help members and fans navigate the ever-changing sports landscape.
These teams find innovative ways to overcome common challenges, inspiring the sports community in the process.
No detail is too small for this group. These select professionals are changing the way you view advanced stats and video analysis.
There’s never enough time in the day to keep track of everything that goes down in the world of sports – these outlets package the most relevant stories and trends to keep us all informed.