Parents of Yorktown student athletes, your assistance is needed. Gibson Stoffer, a graduate student at Ball State University, is completing a thesis project as a graduation requirement that involves hearing about the experiences of public high school parents of student athletes. His project aims to uncover what the perceptions are of the IHSAA and the state championship tournament through the use of focus groups, which would involve an open discussion among 5-8 other parents of Yorktown student athletes with Gibson asking questions along the way. The focus group session would only last around an hour and would be scheduled around the availability of the potential participants.
Gibson is originally from Michigan with little connections around the Muncie area, therefore the Yorktown athletics staff have been assisting him to help reach Yorktown parents and help him achieve his goals of graduation. If you are a parent of a Yorktown student athlete that has participated in the postseason tournament for any sport at the varsity level, and you are interested in participating or have any questions regarding the focus group, please reach out to Gibson through his email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you