CaptainU has stepped up to the challenge for College Coaches like Shawn Hall at Lincoln Trail College to continue to help build programs with remote recruiting tools and one on one service during COVID-19.
CaptainU has stepped up to the challenge for College Coaches as they struggle with shifting signing windows, travel restrictions, and potential budgetary constraints. The team at CaptainU focuses more than just on great recruiting tools, they focus on serving their athletes and coach Partners. This one on one service combined with the 10+ years experience helping programs find the athletes that best fit them has lead to incredible results for coaches.
“With the recent postponement of recruiting events and limits to in-person recruiting, CaptainU is how I and the other coaches on staff recruit. I am on all team accounts with CaptainU and work with each team on campus to recruit using the CaptainU tools as our main source of new recruits and organizational system.” Dereck Bohnsack, Missouri Valley College – Wrestling Coach and Athletic Department Recruiting Administrator
The recent changes to all college recruiting process including:
- Suspended in-person recruiting until May 31st by the NCAA
- College campus closings, and camps suspensions
- Eligibility Extension by the NCAA
- Signing Periods shifted to April 15th – August 1st
These changes have had immediate impacts on college recruiting processes and the athletes they serve. Not all of these impacts have been negative for coaches, there have been some that have seen a lot of success building team or even new programs during this time like the Lincoln Trail Men’s Soccer Program.
“CaptainU has benefited me in many different ways and many different times during my coaching career…Now CaptainU and the team have helped me build the first-ever boys (soccer) team and during a pandemic!! But right when this started I knew who I had to call so we could start to strategize, that is right CaptainU!! Being stuck indoors means online all the time and they give me the staff and tools for the job!!” Shawn Hall, Lincoln Trail College – Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach
“We want coaches and athletic directors to know that just as before and after this challenging time, we are here to help them build great programs,” Said Tanner Highlen, GM at CaptainU. “The opportunity to play football at Northwestern University was life-changing for me. The experience as a college athlete opened innumerable doors for me and I want to make that opportunity a reality for every athlete.”
CaptainU empowers athletes and coaches to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events, and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors use CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and acquired by Stack Sports in 2017. To learn more about CaptainU, visit CaptainU.com
About Stack Sports
With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars — Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit StackSports.com.