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AAU Big House Showcase Powered By Captain U

AAU Big House Showcase Powered By Captain U

This weekend, April 22-23, 2017 marks the inaugural kickoff event at The Big House showcasing the strategic partnership of CaptainU and AAU.  CaptainU’s industry-leading online recruiting software and athlete engagement platform has been made available to all qualifying participants of AAU.  Athletes that utilize the system helps colleges boost their recruiting activity by viewing dynamic athlete profiles, having access to digital roster packets and mobile recruiting tools. This allows the event to utilize best-in-class recruiting technology to increase exposure for athletes, while streamlining the process for event directors and college coaches.


Athletes are encouraged to complete their free online profile to connect with college coaches prior to the event.  This electronic system will allow college coaches to direct their resources in the areas that will be beneficial in their recruiting efforts.  The kickoff event will feature 100 teams, boys and girls, playing on 9 maple courts all under 1 roof.  There will be more than 1200 athletes that are interested in an opportunity to play at the next level.


The action gets underway on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8am.  Please click here for the schedule and make plans to attend.  There will be a special check-in area for media and college coaches.  Please call 352-562-7878 for more information or email  Hope to see you there.



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