1) At your budget, you agree that your selection is limited to just a little above entry-level consumer grade.

2) What sort of video "copies give to parents and other coaches" are you planning? Would this be unedited files or edited?

3) "another camera"? What is the current camera and is its video expected to be used with the new camera?

4) "I could just plug into my computer and transfer files easily" to which computer, which operating system, which media player would be used?

5) Is high definition video required?

6) How important is audio?

7) Will someone be operating the camcorder during recording or is the expectation to press record and walk away?

Cool Have you found anything in your price range you are considering so far?

9) Are all recording sessions under good, daylight, operating conditions?