Children First - Kids and Sports

ABC30 sports anchors Tommy Tran and Chris Alvarez

ABC30 special focusing on athletics
We all know athletics can offer an emotional thrill, physical benefits, plus a great topic of conversation; but what should parents know before signing kids up for sports? ABC30 finds answers. ABC30 sports anchors Tommy Tran and Chris Alvarez host a half-hour special, "Children First: Kids and Sports," Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 6:30PM.



This ABC30 special covers:
  • Interviews with inspiring athletes and coaches
  • The best girls' wrestling team in the state
  • Healthy versus unhealthy competition
  • The rise of one-sport injuries and concussions
  • The participation trophy debate
  • Your chances of getting a sports scholarship
  • Adapted Physical Education in Fresno County


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Children First is a year-round effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California.

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The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with kids.

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The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Kids and Sports," thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News.

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Aired Sunday, May 1, 2016



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RESOURCES:

Valley Children's Hospital:
www.valleychildrens.org

Fresno County Office of Education:
www.fcoe.org

Educational Employees Credit Union:
www.myeecu.org

The First Tee of Fresno:
www.thefirstteefresno.org

Clovis Unified Sports and Rec Programs:
http://www.cusd.com/community-recreation/community-sports-and-rec-programs/

Fresno Sports and Rec Programs for Youth:
http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/ParksandRecreation/RecreationandSports/YouthSports.htm

Fresno Unified Dept. of Athletics:
https://www.fresnou.org/dept/athletics

Adapted Physical Education:
http://specialeducation.fcoe.org/adapted-physical-education

Break The Barriers:
www.breakthebarriers.org

Hudl:
https://www.hudl.com/about

CIF-California Interscholastic Federation:
http://www.cifstate.org/sports/girls_wrestling/index

Probability of playing college athletics:
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/estimated-probability-competing-college-athletics

American Development Model (ADM):
http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Athlete-Development/American-Development-Model

Project Play:
http://www.aspenprojectplay.org/

Your chances of going Pro:
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/27/college-athletes-greatly-overestimate-their-chances-playing-professionally

Dr. Wade Gilbert:
http://www.asep.com/theCoachDoc.cfm

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ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.

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