DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Star Sports announces its 8th acquisition since opening its doors in April 2016, adding CaptainU to its all-inclusive sport technology suite. With more than 2.5 million users spanning 20 sports, CaptainU is the leader in athletic development and recruiting software for athletes, clubs, events, and colleges. The combined Blue Star Sports and CaptainU platform provides the most comprehensive suite of products for the youth sports industry. The addition of CaptainU spearheads Blue Star’s ‘Connected Athlete’ vision to allow athletes of all ages to have athletic profiles and access content and tools to boost their athletic development and exposure to enable them to play at the next level.
CaptainU is a platform that empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools that connect them to clubs, events, and colleges. Millions of athletes, teams, and events that use Blue Star Sports products will now be able to use CaptainU to drive their athletic development, recruiting, and discovery.
As part of the merger, Avi Stopper and Michael Farb will step into executive roles, Chief Product Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, respectively, for Blue Star Sports, as well as continuing in their roles as CaptainU CEO and COO.
“Over the past year, we’ve built the leading platform in youth sports technology and we knew we needed to add an athlete-focused recruiting & development platform,” said Rob Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports. “CaptainU is the market leader in this space and Avi, Michael and the exceptional CaptainU team have built an amazing platform with millions of dedicated athletes & families.”
“Blue Star Sports and CaptainU share the same vision for how technology will improve youth sports. We’re excited to join forces and continue our mission to help athletes grow, develop, and play at the next level,” said Avi Stopper, Co-founder and CEO of CaptainU. “Our vision has always been to help athletes be more successful and with the combination of Blue Star Sports’ team, resources and scale, we can’t wait to bring our tools and services to a global stage,” added Michael Farb, Co-Founder and COO of CaptainU.
About Blue Star Sports
With over 25 million users in 23 countries, Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative technology platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. Companies under the umbrella of Blue Star Sports include Bonzi, Pointstreak Technologies, Goalline, PrimeTime Sports, SDI Camps, LeagueLineup and RaceWire. Backed by Worldpay, Providence Equity, and other sports industry investors, Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas. To learn about how Blue Star Sports will revolutionize youth sports management, visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.
CaptainU helps millions of athletes compete at the next level. CaptainU was founded in 2008 by Avi Stopper & Michael Farb at the University of Chicago, and has offices in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA. The CaptainU platform provides athletic development and recruiting tools for millions of athletes, youth and club teams, events and college programs. To learn about CaptainU’s athletic development and recruiting platform, visit www.CaptainU.com.