MONTCLAIR, N.J., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The search for the best youth athletes to compete for the 2014 Youthees Awards has begun! The prestigious Youthee is America's top youth sports award started by Youth1 Media in 2012 to honor excellence in sport, community initiative, teamwork, and love of the game.
The Youthees Awards, now in its third year, has become THE ultimate recognition of individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance in youth athletics. This is a key segment of the sports world, boasting 70 million youth athletes, and Youth1 Media aims at commending those achieving excellence. The Youthees Award is an accolade that builds on the company's main offering, it's website, Youth1.com, which highlights every day achievements of youth athletes, offering breaking news, feature stories and rankings of the top athletes, teams and events in the nation across all major sports.
Laura Petrillo, President of Youth 1 Media adds, "The Youthee is a hallmark that a particular youth athlete is something special. It is the highest honor that Youth1 can bestow to acknowledge an athlete or contributor's outstanding ability and commitment in his pursuit of excellence in this segment."
The first Youthees were awarded in five categories (Male & Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Story of the Year) capturing the attention of the most passionate fan base in the country from coast to coast. The award has been expanded to 15 categories to recognize the achievements of athletes in all major sports. For a complete listing of Youthees categories, go to http://youth1.com/index.php/youthees-main/10790-the-youthees-2013-categories.
Youthees notable alumni include: former NHL All-Star Keith Primeau, winner of 2013 Coach of the Year; Sean Day, 2013 Hockey Player of the Year; Dylan Moses, 2013 Football Player of the Year Nominee. For a complete listing of 2013 Youthees winners, goto http://youth1.com/index.php/youthees-headlines/11476-the-youthees-2013-winners.
The nomination period for the 2014 Youthees Award is open to the general public from now until April 30th. Voting will take place online June 1st-June 30th. Winners will be announced in August. Submit an application for a Coach, Team or Athlete deserving of a Youthee: http://youth1.com/index.php/the-world-leader-in-youth-sports/the-youthees
The open nomination period began on September 1st for all categories for the 2014 Youthees and will end April 30th. Four finalists in each category will then be selected by Youth1 and voting for the winners opened to the public on Sunday, June 1st. Youthees voting will close on Monday, June 30th at 12am Pacific Time. The winners will be announced at a live ceremony in August at Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University. The event will also be steamed live at Youth1.com. More details to follow.
About Youth1 Media:
Youth1 is the authority of youth sports, uniting the youth sports world with news, information and media. With unique content and access to sports directors, coaches and players, Youth1 offers news, rankings, features, profiles, multi-media, and the prestigious Youthees Awards that makes it THE most trusted source for everything youth sports. For more information visit www.Youth1.com.
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