Staff Report

Videosyncrasy, a full-service video production firm in Lithia, announced the release of AdvantEdge Sports Recruiting Videos. “This service is designed exclusively for high school athletes who wish to compete in their sport at the collegiate level,” said owner, Steve Kistler.

“The AdvantEdge Sports Recruiting Video is designed to ensure that student athletes (high school juniors and seniors) get noticed by college coaches and recruiters” Kistler said. “After working for 20 years with coaches, trainers and athletes, we saw first-hand how fierce the competition is among athletes as they vie for precious scholarship money and a place on their collegiate teams of choice. So we surveyed hundreds of D-I and D-II college coaches nation-wide on a broad range of recruiting-related topics, including the use of skills/highlights videos. We already knew that the coaches are expecting to see videos included with players profiles, but we were surprised by their reactions to the videos they typically receive. Surveys revealed the inherent flaws found in most videos and provided us with the blueprint we needed to make this a targeted investment in an athlete’s future.”

Kistler agreed that as an athlete, marketing yourself is more important than waiting to be recruited by a coach. The goal is to get noticed by a coach in the first place. “Coaches will only recruit the kids at the top of the heap and they receive hundreds of videos each week. If you want to get noticed, you’ve got to stand out from the pack. We’ve taken careful steps to create the most professional, dynamic, yet cost-effective video package to showcase a prospective player.”

Each video is professionally compiled into a ‘very visually-appealing package’, as described by Kistler, “that will showcase the athlete in the best light possible.  Each is shot with broadcast-quality HD gear and edited on a state-of-the-art digital non-linear system, the same used by many TV stations,” he said. The complete AdvantEdge package starts at just $395. “Unlike other sports recruiting video services, we live and work right here in our community. That means a personalized, hands-on experience you just won’t find anywhere else,” said Kistler. Kistler enjoys getting involved with local fundraisers and charities; he is donating an ARV package during the Bevis 2012 Rodeo and plans to donate an ARV video at the upcoming ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Classic benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation sponsored through ‘One World, One Child’. Discounts are available to FishHawk residents. For more information, visit


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