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 Dates 2016-2017
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|January 20||First day for practice|
|January 30||First day for interschool scrimmages|
|February 13||First day for playing interschool games|
District Certification deadline
** STAAR testing may effect playing dates throughout the playoffs, see below
|April 29||Bi-district deadline|
|May 6||Area deadline|
|May 13||Regional quarterfinal deadline|
|May 20||Regional semi-final deadline|
|May 27||Regional playoff deadline|
|May 31-June 3||State Tournament|
**If your school is administering state testing, by state law, you are not allowed to play a playoff game on that day. Please recognize that this is not a UIL rule, but a state law. Please read the excerpt from section 33.0812 of the Texas Education Code:
Sec.33.0812. SCHEDULING EXRACURRICULAR 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 (1) 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.
More information can be found in the UIL TEA Side-By-Side.