Blue Star Sports Acquires CaptainU to Expand Youth Sports Footprint

Blue Star Sports adds sports recruiting leader to its suite of sports
technology products

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.

About CaptainU

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.

Contacts

Blue Star Sports
Gregg Guzman, 469-850-3919
gregg.guzman@bluestarsports.com