It is most important that each UIL member school stay current with all athletic rules and policies. This page contains sport specific rule and season information for football. For additional information on UIL rules, refer to the policy section or the manuals section of our web site.
Football News & Information
See attached document for 2014-15 football news and information on the following topics:
- Renaming of playing weeks
- 5A & 6A sub-varsity games during Week 1
- 40 Second Clock
- Spring Training
- Teams Advancing to the Playoffs, 2014-15
2014-16 District Assignment Appeals Results
The 2014-16 alignments have been updated as a result of the district assignment appeal meeting held yesterday, Feb. 20, 2014.
For more information, please see the press release at the link provided; the updated alignments can be found at www.uiltexas.org/alignments
Football Dates - 2014-2015
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 4||First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)|
|August 8||First day of contact|
|August 15||First scrimmage|
|August 20||Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)|
|August 25||Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play during week one)|
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 11||First day of conditioning|
|August 15||First day of contact|
|August 22||First scrimmage|
|August 27||Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play during week one)|
|Week One||August 28, 29, 30 (Sub-varsity football teams in Conferences 5A & 6A can play on Wednesday during Week 1 only if the varsity team plays on Thursday of that same week.)|
|Week Two||September 4, 5, 6|
|Week Three||September 11, 12, 13|
|Week Four||September 18, 19, 20|
|Week Five||September 25, 26, 27|
|Week Six||October 2, 3, 4|
|Week Seven||October 9, 10, 11|
|Week Eight||October 16, 17, 18|
|Week Nine||October 23, 24, 25|
|Week Ten||October 30, 31 November 1|
|Week Eleven||November 6, 7, 8|
Schools have 11 weeks to play a maximum of 10 games.
|Week One||November 13, 14, 15|
|Week Two||November 20, 21, 22|
|Week Three||November 27, 28, 29|
|Week Four||December 4, 5, 6|
|Week Five||December 11, 12, 13|
|December 13||1A Division I & II|
|December 18-20||2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Division I & II|
Junior High Football
Practice shall not begin prior to the first day of school. Football equipment may be checked out to the players on any one day during the week preceding the first day of school.
The first four days of practice shall be conducted without any contact equipment except helmets. During the first four days, only shoes, socks, T-shirts, shorts and helmets may be worn. During the four-day acclimatization period, no contact activities shall be permitted. All student athletes who arrive after the first day of practice are required to undergo a four-day acclimatization period. No interschool scrimmages or games shall be allowed until after a period of at least seven days of contact football.
No junior high student or team shall participate in any scrimmage or contest until they have had four days of practice without any contact equipment except helmets, and seven additional days of contact practice.
From the first day of school, schools shall have 80 consecutive calendar days to practice outside the school day; 63 of the 80 consecutive calendar days may be used to complete scrimmages and games.
* All dates, times, and materials are subject to change.