Recent Athletics Site News & Updates
The UIL Rules Compliance Program (RCP for the new school year is now open. All coaches must complete the course prior to the first day of practice for their first sport season. The course is optional for athletic trainers. A copy of the Rules Compliance Program certificate of completion must be filed with the school.
Free Heat Illness Guide Available from NFHS
The NFHS has offered a free online course that provides critical information for minimizing the risk of Exertional Heat Stroke among athletes.
Answers to common questions about the newly-updated pre-season practice regulations for football.
Curtis Culwell Center to Host UIL Volleyball State Championships
The 2012 UIL Volleyball State Championships will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, the UIL announced Thursday.
Mark Cousins, UIL Athletic Director, answers some frequently-asked questions about area track and field meets for the 2012-13 school year in the May/June issue of the Leaguer.
Standing Committee Agendas Published
Agendas for the June 12, 2012 meetings of the Standing Committees on Academics, Athletics and Policy have been posted.
2012 NCAA Football Rule Changes and UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules
The 2012 NCAA Football Rule Changes along with the UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules (2012-2013 School Year) have been posted on the Football Rules and Guidelines page. This information may also be accessed via the corresponding links.
2012-13 Tentative Calendar Changes
Please look over the tentative 12-13 calendar as some dates have been adjusted due to changes in testing dates. Let us know if you have comments or concerns.
Softball and Baseball Playoffs—Bad Weather and STAAR Testing
A two-out-of-three series that does not get a complete game in by the end of the day Friday automatically reverts to a one game series.
If one game is played and a second game cannot be played on Saturday because of weather, then the winner of game one advances to the next round.
Rain (Bad Weather) Policy
Every effort must be made by both teams to determine the winner before the certification deadline. This includes obtaining neutral sites and securing any available field. This could mean giving up a home field advantage if another field is playable.
If weather conditions make it impossible to determine a winner before certification, UIL (Baseball Director, Darryl Beasley, 512-238-0968 and Softball Director, Peter Contreras, 512-393-1958) must be contacted for an extension. No request for extension of the deadline will be considered until Saturday afternoon. If any STAAR testing of any kind is taking place in the school, no playoff game can be scheduled on that day, as required by state law. Please know your STAAR testing schedule and your opponent's STAAR testing schedule before contacting the UIL for the extension. The next round opponent(s) must also be contacted to inform them that the deadline will be extended.
Extreme scheduling difficulties such as those mentioned above could result in a coin flip which would determine the representatives to the next round.
Softball and Baseball Playoffs and STAAR Testing
The UIL has released a statement concerning scheduling of softball and baseball post-season contests in conjunction with STAAR testing in the coming weeks.