In partnership with USA Gymnastics, the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) announced it will make Stack Sports’ CaptainU collegiate recruiting platform available to all members through a partnership with the sports software innovator.
“We are so thankful to USA Gymnastics for including NCATA members in this new partnership with CaptainU,” said NCATA Executive Director Janell Cook. “Our mission to grow opportunities for young women to compete at the collegiate level will be well served by increases in both the exposure of Acrobatics & Tumbling to potential student-athletes in all disciplines of gymnastics and the connection of NCATA member coaches to those potential student-athletes.”
The NCATA serves as the governing body for the collegiate sport of Acrobatics & Tumbling. Acrobatics & Tumbling was recently adopted to the NCAA emerging sports for women program in all three NCAA divisions (August 1, 2020). An emerging sport is a women’s sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to help schools provide more athletics opportunities for women and more sport-sponsorship options for the institutions, and also help that sport achieve NCAA championship status.
“With NCAA emerging sport status, the profile of Acrobatics & Tumbling continues to grow. Though we have come very far, there is still a need to educate young women about the opportunities in the sport at the collegiate level. The opportunity to do so through this partnership will be incredibly beneficial to potential student-athletes and to our current and future member programs,” said Cook.
Through this partnership, USA Gymnastics athlete members will each immediately receive a CaptainU bronze recruiting profile, which will allow them to post skills and highlight videos, store academic information and 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.
CaptainU allows gymnastics athletes to take their recruiting experience to the next level, and most importantly, it simplifies the process. With the most comprehensive suite of online recruiting tools and hands-on assistance, CaptainU boosts athletes’ exposure to college coaches.
“We are seeing a major shift in how athletes find great colleges, and we want to be there to help athletes navigate their recruiting process. This partnership with USA Gymnastics, which allows us to provide our profiles free to athletes, will provide immediate relief to families going through this process,” said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. “Partnering with a great organization like this to make an impact is one of the best parts of working in youth sports.”
Stack Sports and CaptainU have helped more than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors improve their recruiting experience across sport.
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 www.stacksports.com.