“Off the Pitch with Active”
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Active#033 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Joel Franco from Chesapeake Films
This recording was done in Feb prior to COVID-19 interrupted our lives.
Joel Franco is using his passion in film making in producing a documentary about youth sport “Where our children play”. Three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport — that’s a total of about 45 million kids. By age 15, as many as 80% of these youngsters have quit.
The documentary intends to shed new light, perspective and expose the truth to ensure that all those involved in youth sports can join hands and work as one to return youth sports to the children.
47:12 min episode
04:12 Introducing Joel Franco and his background in coaching
06:20 What experiences prompted Joel to produce the documentary?
09:15 This is Joel’s approach to the documentary
15:30 This is what Joel has learned so far
24:29 greatest challenges in US youth sport
28:40 Its okay to let the children choose sport
30:50 Sound of music of youth sport
38:00 About the project
Twitter: @JoelFranco @DocYouthSports