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Fort Bend Christian Academy Installs State-of-the-Art Football Field

Zoe Zamora
In time for the 2020-2021 athletic seasons, Fort Bend Christian Academy advanced its mission to provide excellence by creating an atmosphere of safety and innovation on its home turf.
Kelly Carroll, FBCA Director of Athletics, is putting athletes’ safety at the forefront of her department.
 
FBCA installed Brock’s Powerbase Pro, the original shock pad system designed by the leader in the industry of artificial turf fields. This system, designed for elite athletic programs in the NFL and NCAA, is making its break into high school football. With Powerbase Pro, the field will now have an ideal balance of shock absorption and field stiffness, creating an extra layer of safety during play. 
 
FBCA also installed Brockfill, replacing the crumb rubber infill and making it cooler for the athletes in the Texas heat. Along with that, RootZone 3D3 by Astroturf replaced the old surface, creating a complete state-of-the-art football field. 
 
“Kelly Carroll is on the forefront in the high school sports world,” Amy Champion, Brock USA Gulf Coast States Vice President, said. “We work with the NFL and NCAA football clients across the country. High schools are just starting to understand the importance of our technology, which comes with a price. She did the research and made a very progressive decision. If an organization, district or league wants to cut down on concussions and ACL injuries, that’s where we come in.” 
 
“At the end of the day, I want to be able to look a parent in the eye and tell them we are doing everything we can to keep their child safe,” said Carroll. “We don’t have the big bonds that public schools do, but we are not going to spare any expense when it comes to their safety. Their child’s brain is priceless.” 

Photos courtesy of Adam Robison
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