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USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 75,000 individual members and 1,200 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all ages from youth to masters. USRowing operates their own races and regattas and sanctions races and regattas for member rowing clubs. USRowing is responsible for selecting and coaching the US National Rowing Team.

CaptainU provides high school rowing athletes the college recruiting resources required to compete at the collegiate level either on a varsity or club program. USRowing members and member clubs can benefit from connecting their high school athletes with college coaches at their regattas and clinics. USRowing selects sponsors that can provide additional “member benefits” as part of their annual membership fee, and CaptainU provides useful resources to rowers and their parents to explore rowing in college.

CaptainU provides all rowers with a free profile to host erg scores, academic info and videos in one place. With their athlete profile, rowers can message and introduce themselves to college rowing coaches and connect in person at regattas and events.

A CaptainU College account is a resource for rowing coaches to discover and efficiently communicate with potential athletes. CaptainU provides college rowing coaches with a free account to search high school rowers and fully manage the recruiting process.

– Free rowing recruiting profile

– Tailored “Rowing in College” recruiting content

– Rowers and college coaches enjoy a 10% discount on CaptainU upgraded packages

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General FAQs

CaptainU is a set of tools that connects high school athletes and their parents with college coaches. Athletes use a profile to organize all their relevant athletic and academic information, build a list of schools they’re interested in and contact coaches directly at those schools from their profile. While being able to proactively reach out to colleges, athletes also get exposure with college coaches who use CaptainU to search for and contact athletes that meet their criteria.

Yes! All notifications on CaptainU are triggered by genuine coach activity. When a coach takes an action like running a search, viewing a profile, or saving an athlete to a recruiting list within their account, we let you know via the activity tab within your profile and a notification e-mail.

Athletes that actively engage with all the features in the CaptainU profile get the most exposure to college coaches on the CaptainU network. When you continuously update your profile, add colleges and send messages to coaches, you increase your exposure and ensure you are connecting with as many colleges as possible.

It’s free to create and maintain a profile on CaptainU! Certain benefits are only available to our paid members. Our paid plan (Silver) starts at $19.95/month and is just billed month to month.

For expert guidance with the recruiting process, we also offer a Gold and Platinum package. All package prices are discounted when you choose to be billed annually. To find out which CaptainU plan best fits your goals, schedule a call with one of our recruiting experts.

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