About PLAAY

PLAAY Sports is a video processing platform that uses its patented athlete recognition technology to make editing sports video easy and enjoyable. With a platform to store your videos at a cost-effective price and easy to use interface, the uses extend far beyond the current solutions.

FAQ’s Desktop

How can I access the web app?

The PLAAY web app is a paid-access service intended for teams, coaches, and athletes who are managing video content for their college recruitment process. It provides automated highlights extraction from raw video, easy tools to organize your game video, and a video editor to create highlight reels with advanced features like spot shadowing, sound-track, title slides, and more.

Tips for the using PLAAY Athlete Recognition Technology?

For the best use of the PLAAY Technology:

  • Solid uniform color with clearly contrasting player number (think Penn State football uniforms).
  • Numbers on the front and back
  • Clear view of the number
  • Close view – zoomed in enough to clearly see a number

Things to avoid:

  • Patterned uniform colors like stripes or cammo
  • Colors which are not contrasting (like yellow on white)
  • Small numbers
  • Obstructed view of the number (long hair blocking number, shirt tucked in which blocks number)
  • Numbers on one side only (it still works but only half as often)
  • Numbers over 99 (coming soon)
  • Zoomed out too far
  • Players on sideline blocking the view of the field.

General Rule:

If it is hard for you to see the numbers with your eye, it is hard for PLAAY to see the number.

How do I make my own Highlight tape?

Making a Highlight tape with PLAAY is quick and easy. Purchase our recruiting package that gives you access to the PLAAY Editor. From there all you have to do is upload your film and you will see recognitions in no time.

Go into the Clip Library for each event and begin to select your highlights. Once selected you can add spot shadows using our spot shadow tools, along with titles and music.

Having Trouble?

Contact PLAAY to have one of our Ex-Division 1 athletes help you along in the process.

How does the Clip Library work?

Whenever a new video is uploaded to PLAAY, each athlete recognized in a clip from that video gets a copy of the clip in their Clip Library. Filter by Team, Event, Tag, and Jersey number.

How Do I Create A Reel?
  1. Use the Reel Composer to create your own reels.
  2. By clicking the plus button in the Clip Library you can add clips to your reel composer.
  3. You can also click and drag to rearrange clips in the Composer to customize the clip order.
  4. Type text into the “Title” field to add a title slide to your Reel.
  5. Add Music
  6. Finally, click “Preview” or “Publish” to push your new Reel to the Feed and “Reels” page of each athlete on your team.
  7. You can download a Reel using the “Download” link in the top left of the Reel and then upload it to your team’s YouTube channel, Vimeo account, or anywhere else.
How Do I Upload Film?

Making a Highlight tape with PLAAY is quick and easy. Purchase our recruiting package that gives you access to the PLAAY Editor. From there all you have to do is upload your film and you will see recognitions in no time.

Go into the Clip Library for each event and begin to select your highlights. Once selected you can add spot shadows using our spot shadow tools, along with titles and music.

Having Trouble?

Contact PLAAY to have one of our Ex-Division 1 athletes help you along in the process.

How do I set up my game and practice schedule?
  1. Video uploads are organized around defined games and practices. You’ll want to set up your schedule in advance so when it comes time to upload video, the event information is already entered.
  2. To set up your schedule:
    1. Click to the Teams tab
    2. Click the specific team you want to manage
    3. Click the Events tab
  3. Click the “Schedule Event” or “Schedule Practice”
  4. For each event, select the home and away teams, home and away team jersey colors if you know them in advance, location, and date.
  5. If your opposing team isn’t listed in the team pull-down, you will need to create it. Click the “Can’t find home/away team link” and enter the information for your opponent.  Jersey colors are not critical as you can change them when you are doing the video upload, so if you don’t know your opponent’s jersey colors, just guess.
How to Set Up Assistant Coach Accounts?

Assistant coaches have most of the rights of the account owner; you can use them to share the work of managing your game video. They can upload and edit video, create and share reels or clips, and add or drop athletes.

How Do I Set Up My Roster?
  1. You’ll want as many of your athletes as possible to have their own PLAAY accounts. Athletes with accounts are identified by both name and jersey number in your video clips, and when athletes tag their clips you gain the ability to search the clips by keyword.  Basic athlete accounts are free and are included in your Team account.
  2. To invite athletes to your team:
    1. Click to the Teams tab
    2. Click the specific team from the list of your teams
    3. Select the “Roster” tab.
How do I get started as a coach?

The first step is to sign up your team by contacting PLAAY. From there we will give you log in credentials and next steps to begin taking your team to the next level.

FAQ’s Mobile

How do I upload video?

You can upload or capture video by clicking the capture tab. Once you have video all you need to do is select the event you wish to upload into.

Tips for the using PLAAY Athlete Recognition Technology?

For the best use of the PLAAY Technology:

  • Solid uniform color with clearly contrasting player number (think Penn State football uniforms).
  • Numbers on the front and back
  • Clear view of the number
  • Close view – zoomed in enough to clearly see a number

Things to avoid:

  • Patterned uniform colors like stripes or cammo
  • Colors which are not contrasting (like yellow on white)
  • Small numbers
  • Obstructed view of the number (long hair blocking number, shirt tucked in which blocks number)
  • Numbers on one side only (it still works but only half as often)
  • Numbers over 99 (coming soon)
  • Zoomed out too far
  • Players on sideline blocking the view of the field.

General Rule:

If it is hard for you to see the numbers with your eye, it is hard for PLAAY to see the number.

What is an Auto-Reel?

Automatic Highlight Reels are created using Artificial Intelligence at the end of each of your games. All you have to do is upload video and PLAAY’s software takes care of the rest. If you want to improve your reel make sure you highlight click.

What is flagging highlights?

While recording video in the PLAAY app you can select the plays that are important to you by clicking the flag icon in the top right corner of your screen. If someone is already taking video, just press the highlight clicker during important parts of the action.

How do I set up my game schedule?
  1. Video uploads are organized around defined games and practices. You’ll want to set up your schedule in advance so when it comes time to upload video, the event information is already entered.
  2. To set up your schedule:
    1. Click the Events tab
    2. Click Create Event
How do I add a team?
  1. Go to your Profile
  2. Add a jersey
  3. Search for your team
  4. If you do not find your team, create one
  5. Finally, add your jersey number