14:17 2009-07-01

No matter what the sport, Video Scouting is a marketing solution for athletes to help them get to their highest level and achieve their professional goals.

In 2006-2007 - using a network of videographers from across the country - Dawstar began working in conjunction with the International Scouting Service in 2006 to create a prospects video archive of more than 30 players including NHL rising stars Patrick Kane, Kyle Turris and Phil Kessel.

Dawstar has also done scouting videos for various levels of junior, international and professional hockey including the North Bay Centennials, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and

Video Scouting Success

In 2007-2008, Dawstar video scouting focused more on a grass roots level doing scouting videos for seven clients during the season including North Bay Skyhawks Junior ‘A’ goalie Andre Laperriere, North Bay Midget ‘AAA’ Trappers Nick Huard and Patrick Rochefort, and North Bay Midget ‘AA’ Ice Boltz Taylor Davis and Jodie Stevens. 

But the greatest success story of the season came in the form of goaltender Max Bouffard.  The minor midget goaltender from Garson, Ontario, played most of his minor midget year with the Midget ‘AA’ Nickel Centre Flyers.The Bouffard family used the video to help market Max, and in late May the 15-year-old goalie was drafted by the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs. 

“Not every athlete is lucky enough to be discovered.  For everyone else wanting to play at a higher level, self promotion is the only alternative,” said Max Bouffard.  “Dawstar Video Scouting is a very effective way of making that introduction for you.  Whether you forward a DVD of your video, or email the video link as an introduction, the feedback I have received has been extremely positive.”

In 2008-2009, clients from as far away as California, New York and Montreal used our video scouting product and received offers from NCAA schools, invites to Pro Hockey Camps, College Prospects Tournaments, Jr. ‘A’ and ‘B’ tryout camps and even private school offers.

Video Scouting Packages

Gold Package - Cost $650.00 + GST (canadian funds): This package provides isolation footage from 2 games and interviews with the player and a coach or trainer edited into a 5-minute DVD. The production which includes 5 DVD copies and a video put on www.youtube.com or www.blip.tv websites. Videos can be made available to place on your team website.

Sample Video - Jim Murray (Goaltender, Temiscaming Royals NOJHL Jr. A):

Silver Package - Cost $350.00 + GST (canadian funds): This Package provides isolation video from 2 games and no interviews edited into a 3-minute highlight reel video. This production includes 5 DVD copies and a video put on www.youtube.com or www.blip.tv websites.

Sample Video - Dylan Staples (Forward, North Bay Major Midget AAA Trappers):

*Additional Cost may be added for travel

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