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.
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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 - 2012-2013
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|January 18||First day for practice|
|January 28||First day for interschool scrimmages|
|February 11||First day for playing interschool games|
|April 23||District Certification deadline|
|*April 30||Bi-district deadline|
|May 4||Area deadline|
|**May 9-11||*Regional quarterfinal deadline|
|May 18||Regional semi-final deadline|
|May 25||Regional playoff deadline|
|May 29 - June 1||State Tournament|
*Notes on TAKS testing
Section 33.0812 of the Texas Education Code specifically prohibits participation in post season UIL competitions Monday through Thursday of the school week in which the primary administration of assessment instruments under Section 39.023(a), (c), or (1) occurs
**Notes on STAAR testing
- If any student in the school is taking any test at any time that day, 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.