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2021-2022 Information

Information for the upcoming 2021-2022 summer and school year:


Updated 7/14/21

UIL Guidance Related to SB 1697

UIL is issuing guidance related to the passage of SB 1697, which allows parents and guardians to elect for a student to repeat a grade, and its impact on UIL rules.


Updated 7/14/21

Eligibility Calendars

The following information is provided to help school districts develop their eligibility calendars. It can be found in the TEA/UIL Side-by-Side:


Updated 7/14/21

2021-2022 UIL Rule Changes 

UIL is providing information related to actions taken by the UIL Legislative Council on June 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. These changes will go into effect August 1, 2021.


Updated 6/4/21

2021-2022 UIL Risk Mitigation Guidelines

School Health Operations Requirements The guidance in this document is authorized by Executive Order GA-34, which has the effect of state law under Section 418.012 of the Texas Government Code. Executive Order GA-34 provides TEA with the legal authority to publish requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document takes effect June 5, 2021, replacing all prior guidance. These guidelines for all UIL activities are in addition to guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and intended to be implemented along with TEA guidance, which applies to academic and extracurricular non-UIL activities. UIL recommends that public school systems consult with their local public health authorities and local legal counsel before making final decisions regarding the implementation of this guidance.


Updated 5/5/21

2021-2022 Information Related to Summer Activities and Fall Sports

Summer Activities

UIL summer marching band and strength and conditioning activities may begin following the end of 2020-2021 school year. Links to complete information, including the same additional time and allowances from the summer of 2020, are below:

  • Summer Marching Band Activities
    • Bands may spend 20 hours on marching fundamentals between the end of the 2020-2021 school year and August 1, 2021.
    • The first day for bands to begin learning the visual curriculum for the 2021 contest show is August 1, 2021.
  • Summer Strength and Conditioning and Sport Specific Skill Instruction
    • Strength and conditioning sessions may be conducted Monday through Friday.
    • Students may participate in 90 minutes per day of sport specific skill instruction with no more than 60 minutes per day in a given sport, Monday through Friday.
    • There are no “Periods of Inactivity” on the UIL calendar for summer 2021.

2021-2022 Fall Sports

For fall sports, there will be no limit on the number of schools who may participate in a meet or tournament. This includes team tennis, cross country, volleyball, and basketball. UIL will continue to monitor conditions and will announce any adjustments as they are available.


Updated 2/8/21

2021-2022 Report Forms & Pre-Participation Physicals

1205 (a) INDIVIDUAL REPORT FORMS. It shall be the responsibility of each school to keep on file the following required annual forms for each student who participates in any practice, scrimmage or game.

(1) Pre-participation Physical Examination. Upon entering the first and third years of high school, a physical examination signed by a physician, a physician assistant licensed by a State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners or a Doctor of Chiropractic is required. Standardized Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms, available from the UIL office and authorized by the UIL Medical Advisory Committee, are required. For the 2020-21 school year only, any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a Pre-Participation Physical examination (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches.

  • For the 2021-22 school year: Any participant in athletics or marching band, who was in their first or third year of high school during the 2020-21 school year and did not complete a Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE) for the 2020-21 school year, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches for the 2021-22 school year.

1478  (d) GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITION.

(4) Pre-Participation Physical Examination. Upon entering the first year in junior high athletics a physical examination signed by a physician, a physician assistant licensed by a state board of physician assistant examiners, a registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse by the board of nurse examiners or a Doctor of Chiropractic is required. Standardized pre-participation physical examination forms, available from the UIL office and authorized by the UIL Medical Advisory Committee are required. 

(5) Medical History Form. Each year prior to any practice or participation a UIL medical history form signed by both student and a parent or guardian is required. A medical history form shall accompany each physical examination and shall be signed by both student and a parent or guardian. For the 2020-21 school year only, any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a Pre-Participation Physical examination (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches. 

  • For the 2021-22 school year: Any participant in athletics or marching band, who was in their first year of junior high school during the 2020-21 school year and did not complete a Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE) for the 2020-21 school year, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches for the 2021-22 school year.

2021 Summer Strength and Conditioning Activities and Sport Specific Skill Instruction

Information related to and guidelines for summer 2021 strength and conditioning activities will be released soon. The following information can be used for planning purposes until further information is released:

  • Strength and conditioning sessions are limited to once per day, and no longer than two hours per day.
  • Sport-specific skill instruction may be conducted in addition to strength and conditioning sessions. A student may participate in a maximum of 90 minutes per day with no more than 60 minutes per day in a given sport.
  • Sessions for each may be scheduled only Monday through Friday.
  • There are no “Periods of No Activity” on the UIL calendar for the summer of 2021.

2021 Summer Marching Band Activities

Information related to and guidelines for summer 2021 marching band activities will be released soon. At this time, we anticipate the following will be in place for summer 2021 marching band activities.

  • Bands may spend 20 hours on marching fundamentals between the end of the 2020-2021 school year and August 1, 2021.
  • The first day for bands to begin learning the visual curriculum for the 2021 contest show is August 1, 2021.

2021-2022 UIL Tentative Calendar

The 2021-2022 UIL Tentative Calendar is now available. Please note this calendar is tentative and based on information available to us at this time. Changes that become necessary will be released as soon as they are available.


2021-2022 Fall Sports

The following information is for planning purposes and is based on information available at this time. UIL will continue to monitor conditions and will announce adjustments as they are available.

  • At this time, 2020-2021 team tennis and cross country meet and tournament restrictions will continue for 2021-2022. Adjustments based on changing conditions will be announced as they are available.
  • We anticipate volleyball teams will be allowed to participate in tournaments for the 2021 season. At this time, schools can plan for those volleyball tournaments to be limited to eight schools per tournament site, with no more than four schools on-site at one time. Adjustments will be announced as they are available.
  • We anticipate basketball teams will be allowed to participate in tournaments for the 2021-2022 season. Information and restrictions related to those basketball tournaments will be released at a later time.