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August 14, 2013

Q and A Brownsburg AD Kelli Waggoner

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Do you feel as if the size of the facility is adequate? If not or if so, what would you change?

I think being a central Indiana school that an indoor facility would be something that would be very beneficial for our outdoor sports. It’s difficult to get space in the winter for our football and baseball programs because they want to hit inside and our tennis program and our golf program. Those spring sports in Indiana you don’t know if it’s going to snow over spring break or if it’s going to be 80. I think, what I call a three-P, or private-public partnership with either the town and the parks department and the school system where we could come together, the three of us, and put together some kind of indoor facility that all of us could utilize. Again, our indoor track season starts in February. So you have to have a place to run and you have to have a place to hit tennis balls. It truly is looking at something like that. Our gym is an adequate size. You are always looking for practice facilities. We have a beautiful new outdoor athletic complex where we will be able to host band competitions for the first time in an adequate size facility and we have one scheduled for Sept. 14. We’re going to utilize that. For the most part, we’ve got great facilities and we’ve been blessed with, again, our supporters and financiers. However, an indoor facility is something that would be beneficial, primarily for our spring sports.

Can you talk about the importance of being a multiple sport athlete and the difficulties of getting the kids to embrace that?

That’s a great question and one we continue to push with our head coaches. I have to say our head coaches, particularly our boys have sat down on a periodic basis to sit down and talk about kids to make sure they’re not being overused in the summer. So, if you’re lifting for football, then basketball knows where you are and what you’re doing. So, that’s great, go lift for football. Our coaches are very careful when we have a student-athlete in season to make sure that’s what they only do. If they show up for a basketball open gym, they’re told they can’t do anything because it’s important. I think it’s important for students to understand that your body needs a rest. When you play a different sport, different muscles are used. The thing is, college scholarships are the prize. I don’t know the statistics, but very few high school athletes that are fortunate enough to go on and play at college for a Division I scholarship and there are a few DII things they can get. It’s our job to encourage kids to get the full student-athlete experience here at Brownsburg High School and that full experience means playing whatever you can because you only have four years, so they might as well enjoy it. If that means playing two sports and also being in the band and choir and those types of things, then the more power to them. It’s our job to encourage and educate children and students on those kinds of activities.

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