Can you beat Stephen Curry?

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Stephen Curry is a record-setter behind the arc. The Muscle Milk Beat30 Challenge provides an exclusive basketball experience with bragging rights on the line. Can you drain the three-ball like one of the league’s best shooters?

Muscle Milk is hitting the Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago to find the best three-point specialists in the region. The top two from each market will be flown out to the Bay Area for a private session with Curry.

Step up to the three-point line. Can you Beat30?

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College Upgrade: Powerful, Easy Compliance Reporting

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We’re excited today to announce two significant updates to CaptainU College.

1. We’ve created what we believe is the easiest compliance reporting feature in existence. Just go to Settings >> Compliance Reports and select the dates you want. A cleanly formatted Excel file will download. You can use it for your own analysis or for reporting to the NCAA.

2. Compliance Reporting is free for now so everyone can give it a try, but in the next few weeks it will become the first feature in a new, paid version of CaptainU College. We have a lot of exciting new stuff in the works that will be part of the paid version. More to come on that soon!

For more info, or a 5-minute tour on how to get the most out of compliance reporting, email help@captainu.com.

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CaptainU presents Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS® sweepstakes

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Whether you’re on your way to college or already there, there are two big things you probably need: money and information.

At CaptainU, we want our athletes to have everything they need to be successful in college. That’s why we are proud to announce that with Wells Fargo you have a chance to get both. Enroll in the CollegeSTEPS® program* by 8/13/15, and you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to win $1,000, plus you’ll receive college planning tools and tips from Wells Fargo.

For more information and to enter for your chance to win $1,000, visit wellsfargo.com/collegesteps.

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes runs on wellsfargo.com/collegesteps (“Website”) from 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 08/14/2014 to 11:59 p.m. CT on 08/13/2015 (“Promo Period”). Open to full- or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university, or trade school, or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia born on or before 12/31/2000. All eligible students who enrolled in Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS® program between 08/06/2010 and 08/13/2014 will be automatically entered in the 2014/2015 sweepstakes without having to re-enroll. A total of (160) $1,000 prizes will be awarded — (80) to high school students and (80) to college students during the Promo Period — 40 prizes per each of four drawings. Odds to win depend upon the total number of CollegeSTEPS program enrollments received at the time of each drawing. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules. See sweepstakes rules on PDF for complete details at: 20130802_CollegeSTEPS_Sweeps_Rules.pdf. Void where prohibited by law. SPONSOR: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., MAC N9719-018, 301 E 58th Street N, 1st Floor, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0422

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Fall 2014 CaptainU College Coaches of the Year

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We’re very pleased to introduce the Fall 2014 CaptainU College Coaches of the Year! Congratulations to these coaches on their remarkable accomplishments this year.

Field Hockey

  • Nancy Stevens – University of Connecticut (Division I)
  • Shelly Behrens – Millersville University (Division II)
  • Sharon Pfluger – College of New Jersey (Division III)

Women’s Cross Country

  • Walt Drenth – Michigan State University (Division I)
  • Brit Townsend – Simon Fraser University (Division II)
  • Bobby Van Allen – Johns Hopkins University (Division III)

Men’s Cross Country

  • Mark Wetmore – University of Colorado (Division I)
  • Damon Martin – Adams State University (Division II)
  • Dan Schwamberger – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Division III)

Women’s Soccer

  • G Guerrieri – Texas A&M University (Division I)
  • Jeff Hosler – Grand Valley State (Division II)
  • Todd Olsen – Lynchburg College (Division III)

Men’s Soccer

  • Peter Caringi – University of Maryland Baltimore County (Division I)
  • John Rootes – Lynn University (Division II)
  • Josh Shapiro – Tufts University (Division III)

Volleyball

  • Shawn Olmstead – Brigham Young University (Division I)
  • Chris Catanach – University of Tampa (Division II)
  • Abbey Sutherland – University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (Division III)

Football

  • Mark Dantonio – Michigan State University (FBS)
  • Brock Spack – Illinois State University (FCS)
  • John Wristen – Colorado State University Pueblo (Division II)
  • Lance Leipold – University of Wisconsin – White Water (Division III)

Men’s Water Polo

  • Adam Wright – University of California Los Angeles (NC)
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New Feature: From Questionnaire to Triage

CaptainU College is all about “Workflows” that help college coaches save time. We’ve gotten great feedback from college coaches on the Triage feature we released a few weeks back. Triage makes it easy to quickly evaluate and categorize new prospects.

Today, we’re pleased to introduce the newest extension: Questionnaire Triage. With questionnaire triage, all recruits who fill out your CaptainU College recruiting questionnaire show up in your Prospects filter.

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When you press prospects, you can quickly move through your new submissions and put them in the groups that make sense, based on what you’re seeing on their profiles.

To customize your questionnaire, press Profile >> Edit your profile and you’ll see this:

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How to survive an ultra marathon. With Scott Jurek.

Scott Jurek is one of the top ultra marathoners in the world. On this episode of Radio CaptainU, he tells us how he does it and how the rest of us can handle discomfort, exhaustion, and mental battles.

The best way to listen to Radio CaptainU is on your way to practice. Subscribe on your iPhone and get every episode. Here’s how.

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CaptainU Top 5 Men’s Crew Programs – December

We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 5 Men’s College Crew Programs for December!

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1. Georgetown University
2. Stanford University
3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus
4. Harvard University
5. University of California-Berkeley

Each month, the CaptainU Top 5 College Programs are determined based on the amount of attention the programs get from athletes on CaptainU.

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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Kristina made a college basketball team!

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Congratulations to Kristina Battle, who is headed to play college basketball after using CaptainU to take her game to the next level and standing out to college coaches!

Check out her full CaptainU profile to learn how to stand out to college basketball coaches. It’s complete with a highlight video and informational status updates for college coaches to follow her game times, accomplishments and more.

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Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Create a free one today!

Login now to update your CaptainU profile with pictures, videos, stats and more!

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CaptainU Top 10 Golfers of the Month

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We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 10 Golfers of the Month!

1. Danielle Nicholson

2. Rachel May

3. Stormy Randazzo

4. Kyle Corey

5. Abby Stivers

6. Madison Renko

7. Alyce Krumm

8. Courtney Morton

9. Jessica Dubeau

10. Casey Jansen

How can you make the CaptainU Top 10? Complete and regularly update your CaptainU profile, add colleges to your CaptainU list, and send messages to college coaches. Each week, the CaptainU Top 10 is determined by an algorithm that takes into account profile quality, interest from colleges, and messages sent. Login now to update your profile!

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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Action shot of the day: A huge save

Check out the awesome action shot one of our CaptainU soccer players uploaded to her profile today!

This is a great capture of her making an epic save to show off her talents to college coaches.

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To be considered for the next action shot of the day, login to your CaptainU profile today and upload some sweet pictures of you playing your sport!

Take your game to the next level in college with a free CaptainU profile, where you’ll be able to connect with the thousands of college coaches in our network, access valuable resources and tools, sign up for elite events and more!

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Today’s Top 5 pictures

Every day, CaptainU athletes are standing out to college coaches by adding awesome pictures to their CaptainU profiles. If you want to play your sport in college, set yourself apart from your competition by logging in to your CaptainU profile today and uploading epic photos!

Here are the Top 5 pictures uploaded today!

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Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Take your game to the next level in college with a free CaptainU profile, where you’ll be able to connect with the thousands of college coaches in our network, access valuable resources and tools, sign up for elite events and more!

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CaptainU Top 5 Cheerleading Programs – December

We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 5 College Cheerleading Programs for December!

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1. University of Georgia
2. Lindenwood University
3. University of Florida
4. Florida State University
5. San Diego State University

Each month, the CaptainU Top 5 College Programs are determined based on the amount of attention the programs get from athletes on CaptainU.

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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Ruben made a DIII lacrosse team!

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CaptainU lacrosse player Ruben Narine’s CaptainU profile is full of stand out action shots, highlight videos and status updates.

He used CaptainU to connect with the thousands of college coaches in the CaptainU network and is headed to a Division III University to play college lacrosse!

Be inspired by his profile, and set one up for yourself so you can take your game to the next level.

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Login now to update your CaptainU profile with pictures, videos, stats and more!

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Today’s Top 5 pictures

Every day, CaptainU athletes are standing out to college coaches by adding awesome pictures to their CaptainU profiles. If you want to play your sport in college, set yourself apart from your competition by logging in to your CaptainU profile today and uploading epic photos!

Here are the Top 5 pictures uploaded today!

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football

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Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Take your game to the next level in college with a free CaptainU profile, where you’ll be able to connect with the thousands of college coaches in our network, access valuable resources and tools, sign up for elite events and more!

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CaptainU Top 10 Football Players of the Month

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We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 10 Football Players of the Month!

1. Johnny Naylor

2. Tourvisier Norman

3. Christian Roberts

4. Max Reconnu

5. William Lovett

6. Demetrius Marcelle

7. Tyler Boudreaux

8. Jonathan Conlan

9. Aaron Lepupa

10. Jamie Brown

How can you make the CaptainU Top 10? Complete and regularly update your CaptainU profile, add colleges to your CaptainU list, and send messages to college coaches. Each week, the CaptainU Top 10 is determined by an algorithm that takes into account profile quality, interest from colleges, and messages sent. Login now to update your profile!

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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CaptainU Top 5 Women’s Basketball Programs – December

We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 5 Men’s College Basketball Programs for December!

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1. Gonzaga University
2. University of North Texas
3. Arizona State University
4. Baylor University
5. Florida State University

Each month, the CaptainU Top 5 College Programs are determined based on the amount of attention the programs get from athletes on CaptainU.

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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A workflow for college coaches to send emails faster

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A couple weeks ago, we introduced the concept of “Workflows” on the new CaptainU College. The idea is that there are a few tasks college coaches have to do over and over. By making those tasks faster, we can save college coaches loads of time.

This week, we’re excited to introduce a powerful bulk email Workflow.

College coaches send a lot of bulk emails. In most recruiting software, it takes a ton of clicks to set up a bulk mailer: first you have to find the people you want to send it to, then you have to make a list, then you have to click a bunch of buttons and links to set it up.

CaptainU College makes sending bulk emails more efficient than ever: simply press the group you want to send it to — say 2015, 5 star recruits — and the message field will appear ready for you to write your email.

It’s another workflow that will save CaptainU College members lots of time.

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Micayla made a DII volleyball team!

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CaptainU volleyball player Micayla Bedoian used her CaptainU profile to connect with thousands of college coaches and make a Division II college volleyball team!

Check out her amazing profile to see how she used highlight videos, action shots and status updates to set herself apart from the competition.

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If you want to play college volleyball, model your profile after Micayla’s and use her favorite quote for inspiration: “The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” Anson Dorrance – UNC Soccer Coach.

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Hip and Groin Injuries in Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

Key Points:

• Muscle strains are the most common hip and groin injuries in young athletes and will typically improve with simple measures
• An “avulsion fracture” can occur in the growing athlete, and can also result in excellent healing without surgery
• Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can be a source of hip pain in older adolescents and teenagers. This condition often requires surgery, with typically excellent outcomes.

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Hip and groin injuries are fairly common in young athletes, and the type of injury is often influenced by the age of the young athlete. In the very young player, hip and groin injuries tend to be mild tendon or muscle strains. In the 11-17 year old age group a large percentage will also be tendon or muscle strains but a type of fracture through one of the growth plates around the hip and pelvis can also occur. In older players, stress fractures, athletic pubalgia (also known as sports hernia or core muscle injury), FAI, and hamstring tears can happen.

Muscle strains can happen in any of the muscles crossing the hip joint but we tend to see the highest number of muscle strains in the group of muscles in front of the hip called the “hip flexors”. A hip flexor can be strained when it contracts forcefully, especially when the leg is fully extended or prevented from moving. Kicking and sprinting are the most common movements that cause strained hip flexors.

The athlete will typically feel soreness or pain in the front of the hip along with a sense of weakness. If pain is significant or you are having difficulty putting weight on the leg see a sports medicine physician soon. For most mild strains, there will generally be a good recovery with initial rest and ice, followed by stretching and strengthening, and eventually gradual return to sports. Some athletes find that a compression wrap is helpful in recovery.

A more serious injury sometimes confused with a hip flexor strain is called an “avulsion fracture”. In the young athlete the bones are growing through areas called growth plates. The growth plates are a site of weakness and occasionally a tendon attaching to the growth plate can pull off a piece of bone attached to the tendon. This injury is typically accompanied by a “pop” at the time of injury, can be quite painful, and can be very difficult to put weight on the leg. If you experienced a “pop” and are having a lot of pain and difficulty walking on that leg, then we recommend you see your pediatrician or a sports medicine physician quickly for proper evaluation. These injuries will usually have a full recovery without surgery if they are treated correctly from the start.

We are becoming more aware of a condition called “femoroacetabular impingement”, sometimes simply referred to as “FAI”. FAI typically affects the older adolescent or teenage athlete. FAI is a condition in which abnormal bone growth on the femur (the large bone in the upper leg) and / or the acetabulum (the socket part of the pelvis) repetitively contacts each other.

Sports involving forceful rotation place the athlete at risk of developing pain from FAI. Golf, football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, martial arts, and tennis are the sports most likely to aggravate the FAI.

For reasons not completely understood, some people develop excessive bone growth at the top of the femur and/or around the edge of the hip socket. These people are not born with FAI but it appears to develop early in life with growth. The movement that aggravates FAI is deep bending, or a forceful rotation of the core, including the hips. The longer that repetitive rotational movement occurs over a period of years, the more irritated the area becomes, the more pain can be felt because of bone bumping into bone, leading to damage of other, non-bony, tissues.

FAI requires careful evaluation by a sports medicine specialist with expertise in hip injuries. The pain may decrease with a period of rest and rehabilitation but unfortunately surgery is often needed for return to sports. The good news is that arthroscopic surgery for FAI is becoming much more common, and with very high success rates. In next week’s post we will outline the basics of FAI surgery.

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Today’s Top 5 pictures

Every day, CaptainU athletes are standing out to college coaches by adding awesome pictures to their CaptainU profiles. If you want to play your sport in college, set yourself apart from your competition by logging in to your CaptainU profile today and uploading epic photos!

Here are the Top 5 pictures uploaded today!

hockey

football

lax

bball

soccergoaliesave

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Take your game to the next level in college with a free CaptainU profile, where you’ll be able to connect with the thousands of college coaches in our network, access valuable resources and tools, sign up for elite events and more!

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CaptainU Top 10 Field Hockey Players of the Month

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We’re proud to announce the CaptainU Top 10 Field Hockey Players of the Month!

1. Katrina Carter

2. Madison Resolme

3. Kelly O’Neill

4. Mackenzie Haney

5. Mary Allen

6. Logan Ryan

7. Lauren Paolano

8. Sophia Poulin

9. Megan Spencer

10. Tiana Morin

How can you make the CaptainU Top 10? Complete and regularly update your CaptainU profile, add colleges to your CaptainU list, and send messages to college coaches. Each week, the CaptainU Top 10 is determined by an algorithm that takes into account profile quality, interest from colleges, and messages sent. Login now to update your profile!

Don’t have a CaptainU profile yet? Get started with a free one today!

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