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You got a coach’s attention. Now what?

2020-07-20T21:25:55+00:00

CaptainU Live Episode 5: In this week’s episode, we talk about pushing your recruiting conversations forward, etiquette for following up, and how to find out where you stand with the schools you’re interested in.

Watch and learn:
1. How to take an [Read More]

You got a coach’s attention. Now what?2020-07-20T21:25:55+00:00

Watch Our Expert Football Panel Discuss the Recruiting Process

2020-07-16T18:47:23+00:00

Eric Lake spent some time with this CaptainU expert panel discussing the football recruiting process and what it’s like playing at the collegiate level:

  • Brendan Ryan: Div III Football Player, 4 year Colorado High School Football Coach, Coached in 2 [Read More]
Watch Our Expert Football Panel Discuss the Recruiting Process2020-07-16T18:47:23+00:00

How to Build a Profile That Doesn’t Suck

2020-07-20T21:28:35+00:00

CaptainU Live Episode 4: In this week’s episode, we talk about how to build & maintain a great recruiting profile to get college coaches’ attention.

Watch and learn:
1. The most important elements to add to your profile in the beginning.
2. [Read More]

How to Build a Profile That Doesn’t Suck2020-07-20T21:28:35+00:00

How to Send an Effective Message to College Coaches

2020-07-20T21:30:15+00:00

CaptainU Live Episode 2: How to talk to college coaches

The hardest part is getting that first response: 

  1. Be proactive to maximize your exposure.
  2. Be confident but be natural to build rapport.
  3. Be responsive – always follow up!
  4. Be persistent (but [Read More]
How to Send an Effective Message to College Coaches2020-07-20T21:30:15+00:00

Building Your Prospects List

2020-07-20T21:32:58+00:00

CaptainU Live Episode 3:  Why is a college list important?  What are the key considerations when building your list?

Building your list is an important component of college recruiting: 

  1. You need to find out which schools are the best fit for [Read More]
Building Your Prospects List2020-07-20T21:32:58+00:00

Making Recruiting Progress at Home

2020-07-20T21:34:22+00:00

CaptainU Live Episode 1:  Recruiting isn’t something that just ‘happens’ – you’ve got to be proactive to get recruited.

To make recruiting progress from home: 

  1. Identify what makes you stand out as a recruit.
  2. Build a list of schools that you [Read More]
Making Recruiting Progress at Home2020-07-20T21:34:22+00:00

Varsity Spirit and CaptainU Announce Partnership

2020-07-17T00:03:16+00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 29, 2020,/PRNewswire/ — Varsity Spirit—the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition—today announced a [Read More]

Varsity Spirit and CaptainU Announce Partnership2020-07-17T00:03:16+00:00