Softball Contact Info

Assistant Athletic Director:
Peter Contreras

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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-471-6589

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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 softball. For additional information on UIL rules, refer to the policy section or the manuals section of our web site.

Softball News

July 01, 2013
2013-14 Athletic Rule Changes
June 06, 2013
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.

Softball Dates - 2013-2014

Date Event or Deadline
January 17 First day for practice
January 27 First day for interschool scrimmages
February 10 First day for playing interschool games
April 22 District Certification deadline
*April 29 Bi-district deadline
May 3 Area deadline
**May 10 Regional quarterfinal deadline
May 17 Regional semi-final deadline
May 24 Regional playoff deadline
May 28 - 31 State Tournament

*Notes on TAKS testing

Sec. 33.0812.  SCHEDULING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. 

(a)  The State Board of Education by rule shall prohibit participation in a University Interscholastic League area, regional, or state competition:

(1)  on Monday through Thursday of the school week in which the primary administration of assessment instruments under Section 39.023(a), (c), or (l) occurs; or

(2)  if the primary administration of the assessment instruments is completed before Thursday of the school week, beginning on Monday and ending on the last school day on which the assessment instruments are administered.

 (e)  This section does not apply to testing dates on which assessment instruments are administered only to students retaking assessment instruments.

It is the responsibility of each school to evaluate the testing calendar for students in their school to make determinations on participation in post season contests for softball this week.

With bi-district certification for this school year ending on Tuesday, April 29, some schools have inquired about the possibility of playing a best two of out three series since district certification is also on a Tuesday (April 22).

The bi-district deadline was pushed back to a Tuesday this year because of the state mandated TAKS Testing.

A two out of three series is a possibility under the following conditions:

1. Two games of the two of out three series must be completed (or the second game started) by the end of the day, Saturday, April 26.

   2. If the second game can't be started by the end of the day on Saturday (April 26), the series is a one-game series.

 

**Notes on STAAR testing

  • If any student in the school is taking any test at any time that day (excluding those administered only to students retaking assessment instruments as noted above), no playoff game can be scheduled Monday through Thursday, as required by state law.
  • Once testing is complete for the week, teams may schedule playoff games beginning the following day, provided they remain in compliance with UIL rules for scheduling playoff games.
  • On Friday, when there are timed tests that end at a time certain, with school approval teams could travel no earlier than 30 minutes after the scheduled end of tests on Friday.
  • If any test for any student on a team involved in a post-season contest occurs on Friday and is an untimed test, travel for that team is not permitted until the end of the school day.
  • If there are conflicts between a playoff series and the state track meet, it is recommended (but not required) that schools schedule only a onegame series. 

*** All dates, times, and materials are subject to change.

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