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Youth1 Interview with 2026 QB Owen Lansu

Here at Youth1, we strive to provide exposure for athletes around the country. As another avenue to get to know some of the nation's top athletes, Youth1 Football Director, Ryan Oliver, has launched an interview series where he will help you get to know some of our nation's elite youth athletes....

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...

Meet Zoe Kim, fencing champion

Zoe swaggered into my life when she was nine years old. I knew immediately that there was something special behind her penetrating gaze and confident gait. She was skinny, tiny, and was trying her...

Blue Chip Prospect Wood Bat brings 105 teams to Diamond Nation

One of the top recruiting showcases on the East Coast comes calling to Diamond Nation on Monday when the 105-team 18U Blue Chip Prospect Wood Bat tournament begins its five-day run at the Flemington...

Mid-Summer Classic takes Diamond Nation by storm

The 88-team Mid-Summer Classic set for this weekend at Diamond Nation in Flemington will feature many of the top programs in the tri-state area and beyond. Champions will be crowned at the 9U, 10U,...

Long Island’s Team 91 Wins Fourth Annual World Series of Lacrosse

On July Fourth, Long Island, N.Y.’s Team 91 Bandits took back home the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL) championship by defeating the Long Island Express 13-9 at Sports Authority Field at Mile...

Ruggieri arm, Wladyka bats too much for CT Grind in Turf final

Righthander Michael Ruggieri pitched a four-hitter and Wladyka American mashed its way to a 9-1 victory over Connecticut Grind Carolina in the Best Show on Turf championship game last night at...

Two Claim 2018 Schoolboy National Triple Crowns

The USA Wrestling National Triple Crown is one of the most prestigious feats a young wrestlers can capture throughout the season. To earn the award, wrestlers must capture a national title in the...