Player Bio Tips

Last modified: 
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:02

Many of us look back on our high school years and shudder.  Adolescence is already a challenge and for athletes looking to showcase their performance and contributions to potential recruiters and colleges, this can be yet another source of pressure and stress.

The age of social media and fast networking brings the opportunity to take center stage on the virtual stage, but how does one standout in a sea of viral videos and in an environment where, if anything, there is more competition for the coveted team spots?  We learned a few tips from coach Omar, who coaches high school varsity soccer in the Bay Area.  

For all of the time athletes spend on the field, whether in practice, games or tournaments, how often does an individual player actually take stock of his or her story, playing “resume”, special skills and statistics? There is a healthy balance between tracking this and enjoying the game, so caution and guarding against being obsessive about how one appears on paper is important, but not doing anything is not advisable either.  For an athlete who is targeting college entry based on his or her sport, having a bio, printed on heavy glossy card stock the size of a postcard, with a photo, a link to highlighted footage, and a brief summary of position and statistics, can be a really great way to share who you are.   

At Futbol Drones we can assemble highlight reels of multiple games, with a focus on a particular player. The goal of these player highlight reels is to provide another means of introducing the athlete to his or her intended audience, and, who knows, potential future team.  

For more information on how Futbol Drones can work with you or someone you know in creating a player highlight reel, contact us at 

Rob is incredibly precise and professional in his work. I have been extremely happy with the work he has done for the soccer teams I coach. The drone footage is an absolutely invaluable learning tool for player and team development. This technology has provided the players with the oppprtunitity to learn from their mistakes and clearly recognize areas for the continued development. As a coach, I am so happy to be able to have access to a tool that helps me to reach the players on another level and develop player/coach buy in. The footage has helped me to provide real feedback to the players about the areas for growth, form better relationships with the players and allows me the opportunity to guide them to set realistic goals for their development. Rob was very responsive to my needs and clearly has a desire to offer the best product for his clients. He also insisted on meeting with me to ensure that I was happy with the product and walked me through some ideas for possible improvements. I look forward to working with Futbol Drones in the near future and see the technology as a potentially huge breakthrough for soccer in the U.S. 

Niall Irwin 
Technical Director Tottenham Hotspurs East Bay
Head Coach 2005 Boys 

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Ryan Suarez 
Sacramento Republic FC
U15 Head Coach - Development Academy

Ryan Suarez and I (as committee co-chairs of the Bay Area and Valley DA U12B Conference Festival events)  enjoyed working with you and your Futbol Drones in our inaugural event in Jan 2018. Your approach to filming the games and then following up with highlights was both professional and timely. It received high praise from coaches and clubs.

Glenn Van Straatum
Academy Director / Club Technical Director 
EBU Bay Oaks
Premier Club for Player and Coach Development

We've been extremely impressed with the work of Robert Duran and Futbol Drones.  We found Robert very easy to work with and his passion for the game really shines through.  The quality of the video exceeded our expectations and the highlight video he created of our soccer program has already helped our program tremendously in gaining more support.  He was reliable and highly responsive over the course of the project and really went above and beyond.  He took the extra time to understand not just what we wanted but who we are and how the video would best reflect that identity and mission.  This is a great service and I certainly recommend it to anyone else out there looking for special footage of their events or programs.

Nick Lusson
Soccer Director, Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League / Sheriffs Fútbol Club
Club Services Coordinator, NorCal Premier Soccer
U14 Coach, San Francisco Elite Academy