The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is proud to announce the continued partnership with CaptainU as the “Official College Recruiting Partner of AAU.” As an official AAU Partner, CaptainU reinforces the commitment AAU has to athletes and further enhances the value it brings to all of its members. Brandon Hollmann, VP of Event Solutions at CaptainU, and Roger Goudy, President & CEO at AAU signed the continued partnership this week.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is proud to announce the continued partnership with CaptainU as the “Official College Recruiting Partner of AAU.” As one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, multi-sport event organizations in the world, AAU is dedicated to the promotion and development of amateur sports. As an official AAU Partner, CaptainU reinforces the commitment AAU has to athletes and further enhances the value it brings to all of its members. Through this partnership, the CaptainU online recruiting platform will connect athletes and college coaches like never before.
CaptainU takes what can often be a confusing recruiting experience for athletes and simplifies it. With the most comprehensive suite of online recruiting tools, CaptainU boosts the athlete’s exposure to college coaches. With AAU members receiving a sponsored recruiting profile account as a benefit of their AAU membership, this free CaptainU account enables athletes to host athletic stats, highlight videos, and academic info, as well as search for college coaches to identify the programs that best suit them. Additionally, the CaptainU recruiting ecosystem assists college coaches in managing the recruiting process, identifying talent, and building championship teams. Put simply, CaptainU is recruiting made easy.
“We’re excited to sponsor AAU and provide athletes the resources to compete at the collegiate level,” said Bernie Taracevicz, General Manager of CaptainU. “Our mission has always been to assist athletes with the recruiting process to earn a collegiate spot, and since the AAU has an extensive membership of premier athletes, we believe our sponsorship provides these competitors and their parents a valuable member benefit.”
Raising champions for more than a century, the AAU has set the standard for amateur sports in the United States with one goal in mind: “Sports For All, Forever.” The AAU’s long-standing history and commitment to supporting dedicated volunteers allow amateur athletes to develop to their highest potential. They continue to innovate and evolve which has given them a lasting presence in the sports while cementing their position as the leaders in amateur sports.
“Providing quality benefits to our members and keeping them safe is a priority for the AAU,” said AAU President & CEO, Roger Goudy. “The CaptainU platform offers a valuable resource for our high school athletes who want to continue competing in athletics in college. In these unprecedented times, while we navigate postponed events, we believe the CaptainU platform can facilitate the recruiting process until campus visits and events are safe again. Once we return to events the CaptainU partnership will continue to support the AAU through our market-leading live events.”
CaptainU empowers athletes 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 or to learn more about Stack Sports visit StackSports.com.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest- non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. Founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in sports, the AAU philosophy of “Sports For All, Forever” is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 45 sports programs and 55 U.S. districts. For more information, visit aausports.org.