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May 12, 2022

Check out the latest Academic Newsletter which includes information on Speech State Meet, Capital Conference, the journalism ILPC Summer Workshop and other academic deadlines.

April 26, 2022
Speech State Tournament

Congratulations to schools qualifying for the UIL Speech State Championship Tournament May 24-25! The Speech State Tournament webpage will serve as the information hub for details about each speaking contest and important pre-tournament deadlines for required forms. Review all the information well in advance of State. If questions remain, send them to Jana Riggins, State Speech & Debate Director at jriggins@uiltexas.org.

https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/info/speech-state-tournament

April 11, 2022
Essay Contest Finalists are Announced!

Congratulations to these finalists and to all who participated in this year's essay contests. 

April 05, 2022
FAQs About Speaking Events at the Regional Meet
April 01, 2022
State Speech Honor Crew

Coaches: If you would like to recognize someone on your speech squad that has exhibited dedication, discipline and character in your forensic program this season, nominating them for the State Speech Honor Crew is a perfect way to honor them.

The State Speech Honor Crew is designed for exemplary speech students who are not already involved in the Speech State Meet but who demonstrate outstanding qualities. The Honor Crew assists tournament officials during the State Meet through chairing competition rounds, timekeeping and serving as monitors for the rounds. Not only is it an honor to serve, but these students participate in a great learning experience, seeing the best of the best competitors as they compete for a state championship.

It is required that students be nominated by their UIL speech coach. Nominations should be based on academic and competitive excellence in your speech and debate program and must meet eligibility standards. Since maturity is vital to the role these students play in the State Meet, it is recommended that students be upperclassmen.

March 31, 2022
March Academic Newsletter

Check out the latest Academic Newsletter which includes information on region competition, upcoming conferences and other academic deadlines.

March 30, 2022
UIL Volleyball Update - Baden Now Official Ball Sponsor

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) of Texas has announced Baden Sports, a leading manufacturer of premium sports balls, as the Official Ball Sponsor of UIL Athletics starting with the 2022-23 school year.

 

The UIL has designated the following Baden game ball (flier attached) for exclusive use in the UIL Regional and State Volleyball Tournaments. There is no requirement to use this ball during the regular season. Use of this official ball during the postseason may be part of game negotiations. All are approved by the National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS).

Sport Ball Model

Volleyball

Perfection

VX5EC

 

All Baden game balls and accessories can be purchased immediately through team dealers, online, or by contacting a Baden sales representative at sales@badensports.com.

March 30, 2022
UIL Basketball Update - Baden Now Official Ball Sponsor

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) of Texas has announced Baden Sports, a leading manufacturer of premium sports balls, as the Official Ball Sponsor of UIL Athletics starting with the 2022-23 school year.

 

The UIL has designated the following Baden game ball (flier attached) for exclusive use in the UIL Regional and State Basketball Tournaments. There is no requirement to use this ball during the regular season. Use of this official ball during the postseason may be part of game negotiations. All are approved by the National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS).

Sport Ball Model

Basketball

Perfection Elite Pro

BX7E-PRO-00 (B) BX6E-PRO-00

 

All Baden game balls and accessories can be purchased immediately through team dealers, online, or by contacting a Baden sales representative at sales@badensports.com.

March 08, 2022
CX State Meet Judge philosophy booklets now available
March 07, 2022
Spring 2022 Debate Updates

CX Debate State Registration Required In Tabroom.com

CX teams advancing to the state meet have been verified by results in the UIL Spring Meet Online System and schools submitted judge and certification forms via the UIL website last month. Because the tournament will be managed on Tabroom.com, each school must enter debaters and judges on the Tabroom website in order for your team and judges to receive schematics and ballots during the tournament. If you hired a judge, they must be linked to your school.

Detailed instructions on how to register are posted on the CX Debate State Tournament webpage. Deadline for entering is Wednesday, March 9.

https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/info/cx-state-tournament-page

Lincoln Douglas Debate Entry Clarification

In 2020-21, a permanent rule went into effect concerning the number of LD debaters schools may enter. The Constitution states a school may enter 3 individuals in its district meet. However, if there are fewer than a total of 8 LD debaters competing, each school with a full entry may enter a 4th debater at district. This recent rule change now parallels LD Debate with a similar provision that has existed for CX Debate. The Spring Meet Online System was adapted last year to allow for the potential fourth entry, should a district fall under this rule. For clarity, if your district has 8 or more debaters competing, you are allowed to enter 3 contestants.

Additionally, last year a temporary rule waiver was put into place to address the reduction in state qualifiers for CX Debate due to the pandemic, allowing CX district participants who did not advance to the CX State Meet to also enter LD Debate.  CX advancement was not limited this year and this waiver is no longer in place. If a student competed in CX Debate at District 2022, they cannot enter LD Debate this year.

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