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New Software Gives Teams An Edge

Story & Photo By Gyasmine George, DiamondBarPatch

New computer software purchased with a $1,400 grant from the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation will now help Diamond Bar High School sports teams collect, edit, and showcase their highlights on the field.


Head football coach Ryan Maine said the team began using at the start of training camp two weeks ago for its other use: to review recordings of games and practices.


Maine said that the software, called HUDL, allows game films to be watched at home by players, coaches and family members, and has a recruiting component as well.


"HUDL stands alone because it allows coaches the opportunity to go home and not spend all night in the office watching film," Maine said. "All you need is an internet connection and you can access our games and practices anywhere in the world."


Maine said the program will allow relatives living out of state to watch game highlights from afar.


Each player also has a personal recruiting page, which hosts highlight reels to distribute to college recruiters.


Maine said that the players have already logged many hours watching film at home. Maine and coaching staff are also able to track the hours players spend logged on, which Maine said was a great feature.


Senior running back Jamaal Clayton said he looks forward to seeing the progress in his team because of the software.


"HUDL is a great way to analyze film and it's going to make a big difference in our knowledge of the game this year," Clayton said.


Other sports that will be taking advantage of the program in the upcoming season are basketball, volleyball and soccer but are available to all teams at Diamond Bar High.