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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

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


According to the most current testing calendar provided by the Texas Education Agency, there is TAKS testing through Thursday of this week. As such, any school whose students are taking a TAKS exam on Thursday would be prohibited from participation in a post season contest on Thursday of this week.
With bi-district certification for this school year ending on Tuesday, April 30, 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 23).
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 27.
2. If the second game can't be started by the end of the day on Saturday (April 27), 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, 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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