November 8, 2021 – SportsRecruits, the market-leading recruiting network for student-athletes, club organizations, and college coaches, announced the acquisition of ConnectSports, a leader in club organization evaluation, recruiting, and video technology. With this acquisition, the companies will unite SportsRecruits’ rapidly growing recruiting network and ConnectSports’ powerful tools to streamline recruiting for all stakeholders.
ConnectSports provides an expanding suite of tools for club organizations to manage the recruiting process and operate their business. The tools create an all-in-one solution connecting tryout evaluations, recruiting management, and film tagging within a club. By integrating ConnectSports’ tools into its platform, SportsRecruits broadens its offerings to club organizations and event operators seeking to increase student-athlete exposure and boost operational efficiency.
“ConnectSports has done a great job building authentic relationships in its core sports verticals as well as listening to customer feedback and developing tools that streamline their customers’ experience,” said Chris Meade, Co-CEO of SportsRecruits. “Today, club organizations need to provide a recruiting management solution that leverages the increasing power of networks as well as thoughtfully built tools to drive more recruiting connections.”
“We’re excited to join a fantastic team who, like us, has worked hard to empower student-athletes and support club organizations to facilitate their recruiting process,” said Gage Mersereau, CEO of ConnectSports. “This is great news for our customers and the entire recruiting ecosystem; our companies coming together brings unity and coherence to college coaches and student-athletes trying to leverage one recruiting network. SportsRecruits shares our vision of building a bridge between what college coaches have come to expect and what club organizations can provide from a technology standpoint.”
As CEO of ConnectSports, Mersereau has led its rapid growth and industry-leading feature innovation since 2013 and will continue working with SportsRecruits’ leadership team to further SportsRecruits’ positioning as the leading sports recruiting network.
“We’re bringing together two innovative companies with a passion for empowering student-athletes and leveraging technology to create more opportunities for student-athletes from all backgrounds,” Meade said. “Current and future customers and partners can expect significant benefits as a result of this acquisition.”
SportsRecruits is the leading sports recruiting network, connecting athletes, clubs, events, and college coaches in the recruiting process. The company’s network and tools are trusted by sports organizations such as the IWLCA, IMLCA, and Junior Volleyball Association. Every year, millions of connections are made on the network, resulting in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions.
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