Decide which coaches are responsible for viewing devices before the game starts.

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor

Delegate responsibility. Decide which coaches are responsible for viewing devices before the game starts.

Provide players with a monitor. A bigger screen will allow more players to see it and make corrections.

Consider the weather elements. There’s no use having a 47-inch monitor if it’s not working because it’s been soaked in rain. Provide cover for electronics.

Make time to review film. Coordinators and head coaches don’t have time to go through unedited clips. Edit and share video as quickly as possible.

Identify a tech genius. At least person needs to know the purpose of an HDMI cord and antennae. Have that person at the ready.

Don’t force it on everyone. Old-school coaches may not be interested in new technology. Let them trust their eyes.

Ask about using it on a trial basis. See how the sideline replay system works for your staff. If it doesn’t, return it.

Use a secure network. You don’t want to share your in-game adjustments with an opponent.

Use multiple cameras. The more views of the action, the better.

Load video to HUDL. Take advantage of the technology postgame by allowing players to review.

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