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Chad Ricardo (Voice of the GYFL)

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Chad Ricardo (The Voice of the GYFL)

Chad Ricardo is a Broadcast Journalist dedicated to shedding light on the positive accomplishments of student athletes, both on and off the field, while also aiding in their all-around growth and development.

Ricardo began working in High School sports as a National Scouter/reporter with a regional recruiting firm, before branching out to lead his own team. As Founder of The Ricardo Report,Chad and his team have been committed to providing coverage of student athletes in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for the last 3 years. Among his contributions, he is theOfficial Voiceof the Grassroots Youth Football League, multi-media contributor to the DCSAA, MCM and the host/ producer of his podcast, The Ricardo Report, carried by Fox Sports. He is the primary writer, talent, and editor (audio/video) of content available online at,, on twitter @RealChadRicardo and Facebook, The Ricardo Report, and will be debuting his television show in D.C. and Montgomery County in 2017. Also, Ricardo is a contributor to the monthly print newspaper, the Woodlawn Villager(Baltimore).

Chad with superstar GYFL Alum and Gonzaga RB Tyree
Randolph (Class of 2017)

A graduate of James Madison University, with a degree in Media Arts and Design , Chad Ricardo has been practicing his multimedia craft for 10 years. He began in radio before moving on to serving as Master of Ceremonies to live events and subsequently video. He is hard-working and goal oriented.  

From Mike Anderson, the Founder and President of the GYFL, "Since Chad joined the GYFL as the official announcer, he has helped take the brand to an entirely different level.  He is simply one of the most captivating and amazing announcers in the country.  He is a extraordinary broadcaster, as well as tremendous advocate for student athletes.  The exposure that he provides for the top athletes through the Ricardo Report has been such a blessing to the DMV at the youth and HS Level."

Chad will be offering a service that has never been offered at the youth football level before........ Professional Media Training!!!!  We have discussed this before and thought about implementing it last year, but we just had too much on our plates.  But with the National Exposure the GYFL kids are getting now, it is imperative that we get them camera ready and prepared to answer questions with a camera in their faces and the bright lights on.  Our desire is to get them to College and they will have to present well.  All you have to do is watch and listen to Chad, and it will be evident to you that he KNOWS how to present.  

Chad Doing what he does best..... Perform and Showcase.

NOBODY does it better than Chad, so who better to teach our youth how to do it than Chad? Details for the media training sessions will be available soon, at a very affordable cost that will have value far beyond whatever the prices point will be. There will be individual one on one sessions with Chad, as well as group sessions that will be even more affordable.

He is also though a dedicated family man, thus when he is not highlighting student athletes you will likely find him spending time with those who matter the most.


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