Registration: Early September
Season: Late September - Early November
Dream Chaser Challenge: Saturday, Early/Mid-November
X2F is only possible through the time and efforts of volunteers and sponsors. What we do makes a bigger impact the more our community is engaged. There's a place for you! Whether it's helping coach, volunteering for a couple of hours at one of our events, or sponsoring a child or team to make it possible for them to participate, we need you. Contact us today to find out how you can join X2F Chicago in empowering more kids to chase their dreams.
Ryan McLaughlin is a PE teacher in Western Springs, IL. He has been at Field Park school since 2001. He is also the president and owner of Blue Moose Sports Camp. He developed Blue Moose Sports Camp to help get kids out of the house and moving. He wanted to teach simple games to his students that they could take with them so they could be more active outside of organized sports.
When Ryan heard about X2F he was very impressed with the message it sent to the children involved. The idea of "chasing dreams" in your life made perfect sense for young athletes, especially in a time where children and being turned away from sports because of the pressure of travel sports at a younger age. Society is turning some potentially great athletes away because they don't have the confidence they need to excel at a younger age. X2F helps children of all abilities to achieve their goals and chase their dreams. Every child has their own unique skill set, X2F will help improve those skills in a fun and exciting way. It is more than fitness, it is confidence and self respect that will allow these boys to move through any obstacle that they encounter in life.
Ryan currently lives in Woodridge with his wife, Nicole, 4 children, Connor, Abby, Carter and Patrick, and dog Burley. He is excited to bring X2F to the Chicago area and start helping children chase and realize their dreams.
Favorite Quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney