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Georgia State Soccer Association Partners with CaptainU to Create New Recruiting Pathways for Athletes

PLANO, Texas -- Georgia State Soccer Association - the official National State Association of USSF, as well as the recognized national soccer association within the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), the worldwide governing body for soccer - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This 3-year partnership allows Georgia Soccer athletes and parents, instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's huge reach for college soccer coaches.

"We couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to work with CaptainU and discover innovative ways to improve college soccer recruiting in the state of Georgia," said Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director of Georgia Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools. Expanding our Partnership with Stack Sports to provide additional resources to our members was an easy choice for us after the service we receive from them over the last decade."

Through this partnership, Georgia Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Georgia Soccer and providing them with innovative tools and resources to enhance their already great program," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Our mission has always been to assist college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process, and by teaming up with Georgia Soccer, we're doing just that."

About Georgia Soccer:

Georgia Soccer is the authorized state youth and adult association for Georgia within the United States Adult Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and through them is part of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Also, Georgia Soccer serves as the official National State Association of USSF making it responsible to act on behalf of USSF and provide licensing courses for coaches and certification courses for referees.

In turn, the United States Soccer Federation is the recognized national soccer association within the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), the worldwide governing body for soccer. Essentially, we serve affiliated member organizations throughout Georgia in both program and administrative support activities.

About CaptainU:

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 have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Georgia Soccer, and US Rowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit CaptainU.com.

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 four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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WGI Sport of The Arts and CaptainU Announce Partnership

PLANO, Texas -- WGI Sport of the Arts (WGI) - the world's premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions - today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect high-school performers with college band directors.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, WGI is a non-profit youth organization that not only produces indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions but also serves as the governing body for these activities.

"We are proud to welcome CaptainU as the official recruiting software for WGI Sports of the Arts," says Bart Woodley, Director of Operations and Sponsor Relations at WGI. "This partnership is about helping high school performers navigate the recruiting process and further develop and showcase their performing abilities in a safe environment. We are eager to provide this platform to performers and directors to be able to give them the right tools to continue their success and growth."

CaptainU allows athletes and performers to take what can often be a confusing recruiting experience and make it simple. With the most comprehensive suite of online recruiting tools and hands-on assistance, CaptainU boosts the athlete's and performer's exposure to college coaches and directors.

Through this exclusive partnership, CaptainU provides support and one-to-one connections through CaptainU's database. Performers will be able to use their free CaptainU profile, which allows them to post skills and highlight videos, store academic information, and much more, to connect with college directors across the nation.

"We're excited to partner with WGI to bring recruiting to the performing space to provide performers with more opportunity to continue their performing careers," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Our mission has always been to assist athletes/performers and college coaches/directors with the recruiting process. By working together with WGI, we have the incredible opportunity for performing arts to start to build an entire college recruiting ecosystem for performers and directors".

About WGI Sport of the Arts

Founded in 1977, WGI was founded to draw together the growing winter guard activity, standardize rules, and provide leadership and guidance. WGI Sport of the Arts is the world's premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI also serves as the governing body for indoor color guard, percussion, and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Even with over 40 years of history, the sport continues to evolve and grow. To learn more about WGI visit https://wgi.org/

About CaptainU

CaptainU empowers athletes and performers to take it to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with college coaches, directors, clubs, and events. More than 3 million high school athletes & performers, college coaches & directors, club coaches, and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams and groups. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and acquired by Stack Sports in 2017. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/

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 four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Macclesfield FC and CaptainU Partner to Bring College Recruiting to the UK

PLANO, Texas -- Macclesfield FC - a professional association football club in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England - today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect American high school athletes with Macclesfields International Academy.

Macclesfield FC is the UK's leading private development academy providing it's athletes with the world's most prestigious coaches. With these senior coaches, student athletes are able to focus on individually-tailored and position-specific training to further enhance their football skills. The academy is open to all qualified athletes across the globe who wish to continue their football development and education.

"With this partnership, we are looking forward to supporting youth soccer athletes and helping them develop on all fronts through a unique experience," says Robert Smethurst, owner of Macclesfield FC. "CaptainU will allow us to connect with more student athletes overseas, expanding our academy to potential we are excited to explore".

CaptainU allows athletes to take what can often be a confusing recruiting experience and make it simple. With the most comprehensive suite of online recruiting tools and hands-on assistance, CaptainU boosts the athlete's exposure to college coaches.

Through this exclusive partnership, CaptainU is the official recruiting software for Macclesfield FC to provide support and connections for their International Academy through CaptainU's database. Student athletes in the states will be able to use their CaptainU profile, which allows them to post skills and highlight videos, store academic information, and much more, to connect with Macclesfield FC coaches. Additionally, the CaptainU recruiting ecosystem will assist Macclesfield coaches in managing the recruiting process, identifying talent, and building championship teams.

"We are proud to welcome CaptainU as the official recruiting software for Macclesfield FC," says Robbie Savage, Director or Football for Macclesfield FC and former pro player, including 10 years and 346 appearances in the Premier League, and 39 international caps for Wales. "This partnership, like our academy, is unique by allowing us to connect with American athletes and continue to inspire, educate, and evolve young, aspiring footballers."

"We're excited to partner with Macclesfield FC to bring college recruiting to the UK," said Tanner Highlen, General Manager of CaptainU. "Our mission has always been to assist athletes and college coaches with the recruiting process. By working together with Macclesfield FC, we have the incredible opportunity for our athletes to compete in an international market and get a chance to experience a new culture with our partners in Macclesfield."

About Macclesfield FC

Macclesfield FC, established in 1874, is a professional football club located in Cheshire, England. Macclesfield has returned to play for the 2021-2022 season, and continues to do work in their town and community while implementing their redevelopment plans. Macclesfield FC is dedicated to bringing back the game to their fans and their community. For more information about Macclesfield FC, please visit https://www.macclesfieldfc.com/.

About CaptainU

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with college coaches, clubs, and events. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used 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 http://www.captainu.com/

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 http://www.stacksports.com/.

Related link: https://stacksports.com/

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WOGA Gymnastics and CaptainU Announce Partnership

PLANO, Texas -- WOGA Gymnastics - one of the largest, most successful training programs in the world for gymnastics - today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect American gymnasts with college gymnastics coaches.

Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics is one of the largest and most successful programs in the world where they train all levels of gymnasts from recreational to Elite. They are home to many champions and many awards since their opening in 1994. While they are most known for their Elite champions such as Nastia Liukin, they are dedicated to helping improve all children's fitness in a fun, positive environment with classes, camps, teams, parties, and more.

CaptainU allows athletes to take what can often be a confusing recruiting experience and make it simple. With the most comprehensive suite of online recruiting tools and hands-on assistance, CaptainU boosts the athlete's exposure to college coaches.

"We are proud to welcome CaptainU as the official recruiting software for WOGA Gymnastics," says Kathy Whiting, Director of Partnerships and Sponsors at WOGA Gymnastics. "This partnership, like our academy, is about helping not only our athletes but all athletes, further develop and showcase their athletic abilities in a safe environment. We are eager to provide this platform to our athletes to be able to give them the right tools to continue their success and growth outside of our program."

Through this exclusive partnership, CaptainU is the official recruiting software for WOGA Gymnastics to provide support and connections through CaptainU's database. Athletes will be able to use their CaptainU profile, which allows them to post skills and highlight videos, store academic information, and much more, to connect with college coaches across the nation.

"We're excited to partner with WOGA Gymnastics to continue to provide gymnastics with the resources they need to get recruited and connect coaches at the collegiate level," said Tanner Highlen, General Manager of CaptainU. "Our mission has always been to assist athletes and college coaches with the recruiting process. By working together with WOGA Gymnastics, we have the incredible opportunity for gymnastics to continue to build an entire college recruiting ecosystem for gymnastic athletes and coaches."

About WOGA Gymnastics

Home to Olympic Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin, and Madison Kocian, WOGA Gymnastics was co-founded in 1994 by Olympic Champion, Valeri Liukin, and World Sports Acrobatic Champion, Yevgeny Marchenko. It is one of the largest and most successful training programs in the world with more than 35 World and Olympic medals from its gymnasts. They are dedicated to improving children's fitness in a fun, positive environment. For more information about WOGA Gymnastics, please visit https://www.woga.net/.

About CaptainU

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with college coaches, clubs, and events. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches, and tournament directors have used 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 http://www.captainu.com/

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 https://stacksports.com/.

Related link: https://stacksports.com/

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In A Year Full of Uncertainty, Stack Sports Remains Focused on Innovation and Thankful for Its Strong Partners

PLANO, Texas -- After a record first quarter for Stack Sports, the novel coronavirus took the United States by storm - closing schools, halting sports, and even shutting down whole communities. With over 95% of athletes nationwide impacted in some way, Americans looked to find the way forward. Companies like Stack Sports looked to act quickly to help serve their more than 20 thousand Partners in the sports community, representing over 8 million families.

"It all starts with the local club and the families that participate. We knew we had to act quickly to find ways to serve them, without knowing what that might look like at the time," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. "All we could say for sure was that we were going to do what it took to make sure that sports organizations knew they had a committed Partner when they needed it most."

Stack Sports immediately took action, first by listening to its Partners to find ways to serve them. Next came the launch of Miles4My Community, a virtual event that raised money for sports organizations. At the same time, the teams at Sports Connect, which serves clubs and leagues through participation growth software, were busy innovating in the product. With an unprecedented change to how clubs needed to manage finances, the team quickly released functions to assist organizations in serving sports families. Also adding valuable new functionality including; registration insurance, club credits to serve as an alternative to refunds for parents, zero-cost programs, and mobile-first registration.

The continued investment, combined with its relentless focus on service, lead to Sports Connect securing many long-term partnerships amidst the pandemic, reinforcing its position as the industry leader in youth sports.

"We're proud to extend our partnership with Stack Sports," said Bryan Attridge, CEO of Utah Youth Soccer Association. "For over a decade now, we have worked with the Stack Sports team to innovate and plan for our future. That's why we are excited to extend our partnership with Stack Sports and continue to offer our membership best in class technology,"

Tom Arnett, GM of Sports Connect, responded to this high praise saying, "We are proud to get to be a part of the recovery story for so many organizations. As 2020 went on we saw countless heartwarming stories flowing in from our Partners. As they started to see success, we knew we were on the right path. We are so thankful to get to serve these organizations and so thankful for what they have done in this tough time."

The list of success stories from Partners ranged from Utah Youth Soccer Association finding a way to crown state champions this year to Rhyne Park Girls Softball pulling off a sandlot season to keep kids active--there are hundreds of stories like this to be thankful for.

It wasn't just Stack Sports Partners who were blazing trails during the comeback in 2020, though. The team at Student Sports, the Stack Sports experience platform, was busy finding ways to safely and creatively bring to life two premier national events. The Elite 11 Finals and the Area Code Games were held under strict COVID protocols to serve our athletes, parents, evaluators, and partners through innovative activations and a heavy emphasis on digital integration. The team rallied to deliver a world-class experience with player safety as a top priority.

"We're incredibly thankful for the athletes, parents, and partners who trusted and supported us during this unprecedented event season," said Zack Greer, GM of Student Sports.

And while the live aspect of sports is so important it's not the only place where innovation was apparent this year. Two other Stack Sports groups were busy connecting people virtually. The Skyhawks created more virtual camp opportunities for families than any other group in the country, while CaptainU ramped up its assistance for universities to be the top facilitator for remote recruiting.

"CaptainU and the team have helped me build the first-ever boys (soccer) team and during a pandemic! Right when this started I knew who I had to call so we could start to strategize," said Shawn Hall, Lincoln Trail College Men's & Women's Soccer Coach. "Being stuck indoors means online all the time and they give me the staff and tools for the job."

Above all else, though, Stack Sports stayed focused on service and innovation. They were committed to being there when organizations were ready to return to play, and where things have been slower, they continue to support the community in any way possible. A great example of that is the collaboration with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and FOX to create an uplifting series of commercials that incorporated videos of athletes training indoors. The series encouraged athletes to stay safe and let them know that when they were ready, the game would be there for them.

"We're proud to partner with Stack Sports," Said Josh Joshua Krusewski, Executive Director at CJSA. "We reached out to them for support on a campaign we wanted to run with our local Fox affiliate, and they didn't hesitate to jump in. What our teams were able to create was really positive for CJSA and our local athletes and families."

While this year was a challenging year for many around the country, the Stack Sports team sees a lot to be thankful for.

"For us, we are thankful for our teams that work tirelessly to support the sports community, our Partners who serve their communities through the toughest of times, and for the families that continue to trust us with their athletes," said Jeff Young, CEO of Stack Sports.

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 https://stacksports.com/.

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