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.
2013 NCAA Football Rule Changes and UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules
The 2013 NCAA Football Rule Changes along with the UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules (2013-2014 School Year) have been posted on the Football Rules and Guidelines page. This information may also be accessed via the corresponding links.
Sport Season Dates and Number of Games Allowed 2013-14
Updated for 2013-14, this document contains season dates and game/tournament limits for all sports.
Football Dates - 2013-2014
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 5||First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)|
|August 9||First day of contact|
|August 16||First scrimmage|
|August 21||Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)|
|August 26||Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play on zero date)|
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 12||First day of conditioning|
|August 16||First day of contact|
|August 23||First scrimmage|
|August 28||Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play on zero date)|
|Zero Week||August 29, 30, 31|
|Week One||September 5, 6, 7|
|Week Two||September 12, 13, 14|
|Week Three||September 19, 20, 21|
|Week Four||September 26, 27, 28|
|Week Five||October 3, 4, 5|
|Week Six||October 10, 11, 12|
|Week Seven||October 17, 18, 19|
|Week Eight||October 24, 25, 26|
|Week Nine||October 31, November 1, 2|
|Week Ten||November 7, 8, 9|
Schools have 11 weeks to play a maximum of 10 games.
|Week One||November 14, 15, 16|
|Week Two||November 21, 22, 23|
|Week Three||November 28, 29, 30|
|Week Four||December 5, 6, 7|
|Week Five||December 12, 13, 14|
|December 14||1A 6-man Division I & II|
|December 19-21||1A 11-man, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A 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.