Getting recruited to play collegiate athletics is a huge undertaking! There is a sea of girls who have the same goal as you – get recruited to play at the highest level. I believe not only do you have to be an excellent athlete, you have to professionally market yourself to get the attention of the coaches. Coaches are not going to magically appear to watch you play unless you correspond with them and let them know you are interested in being a part of their program.
Managing the recruitment campaign is tough, and I can’t imagine trying to do it without CaptainU! The website framework is all there for you and all you have to do is “fill in the blanks”, add pictures and video and you are set. They take the guesswork out of what information to provide. It is also great that they have a complete college data base with direct links to email the coaches and go to the team or college website to learn about the school and their athletic program. I think the part I love most is the fact that when you correspond with a coach, you get a message when they open your email! How many times have you sent an email and wonder if it was even opened and read. You also get emails when coaches look at your profile, which is extremely helpful. I believe colleges respect CaptainU because I have found that most all of my emails are opened and they use the website to reply or correspond.
I truly believe that my CaptainU website has been THE most valuable tool I have used to get recruited. I was blessed to have numerous schools interested and I received three formal offers, so I had the luxury of choosing the school that was perfect for me from every perspective.
Thanks CaptainU for helping me realize my dream of playing collegiate athletics!
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