Youth sports news from Illinois

Illinois Youth Sports Articles

2023 WR Ryan Boyd discusses his standout performance at the UA Next Game and his recent invite to NextGen's The Show

Among the best Wide Receivers from the 2023 class is Illinois native Ryan Boyd. Boyd is a supremely talented pass catcher, who shines every time he steps on the field. Boyd's talent has garnered him some major attention in youth football circles, with invites to some of the most prestigious camps...

Y1 Catch-up: Maria Auth is scoring big at Penn State

Street, Maryland’s Maria Auth has come a long way from playing lacrosse as a pint-sized youngster, and she’ll only keep going. She just finished her freshman year at Penn State University, where she...

Y1on1 with Softball Gold Medalist and ESPN Analyst, Michele Smith

Y1on1 with Softball Gold Medalist and ESPN Analyst, Michele Smith

2023 RB/WR Jaylon McKenzie puts on impressive performance at the UA Next Game in Orlando, FL

2023 RB/WR Jaylon McKenzie shined at the UA Next Game in Orlando, FL.

Diamond Jacks Super 10U captures Fall Invitational championship

The Diamond Jacks Super 10U squad built a five-run lead against Legends Baseball Gold before hanging on for dear life and coming away with a 6-5 victory and the Fall Invitational championship on...

How Julio Jones got recruited

Before Julio Jones was a top-10 pick and five-time Pro Bowler, he was an 11-year old playing with his brother in the backyard, dreaming of playing professional football. But the first step was to get...

Youth1 announces strategic partnership with ACES Nation

Morristown, N.J./Tampa FL. – Youth1 Media, LLC of Morristown, N.J., the nation’s largest digital youth sports media company, announces a strategic partnership with ACES Nation of Tampa, Florida, a...

The dangers of overhydration: what you need to know

A bottle of water and sports go hand in hand. The logic behind it is elementary: you work out or play sports, you sweat, you dehydrate, you drink water, you replenish and rehydrate. But as with any...

Recruiting resources for youth athletes

Here's a follow up to the Recruiting Resources we talked about adding to the site. This basic information will be very helpful to our families when they are doing research. It will help us keep them...