Are you trying for something in a documentary style, or are trying to cover complete games? Do you have a good tripod? Tell me exactly what you are trying to do.
Documentary / highlight roll, not a static 'coaches/spectator' view. We are putting together highlight footage and our regular videographer will be unavailable. I am hoping to learn more from him, but I don't meet with him regularly, and I appreciate the info I get from this forum too.
We capture isolated plays, emotions of the moment.
Currently, I use a Induro GHb2 gimbal head (or a 327RC joystick, or a 57 series ballhead) on a Manfrotto 055CXPRo 4 (or a 695 series monopod) to stabilze a 70-200 2.8 II on either a 1dIV, 5d3 or 7d.
Also use any of my primes (135/2, 85, 35) if lighting is bad - which it usually is....
Need to decide soon on the value of getting the loaner pro camcorder or learning the 5d3 (or 7d/1d), but really hoping to have quickest learning curve to achieve least amateurish looking video (despite the fact I am an amateur at video
Links to readable resources on the basics of DSLR videos is appreciated, I read the Canon stuff, but am hungry for knowledge outside of the marketing....