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The TGCA staff wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving. The TGCA office will be closed beginning at 12:00 noon Friday, November 22nd, until Monday, December 2nd, at 8:30 a.m. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Executive Director Sam Tipton at 512-417-8422.


CROSS COUNTRY HONORS

The 2019-20 TGCA Cross Country honors have now been posted to the website under the Cross Country tab. Click the link of the honor you wish to see from the menu on the left-hand side of the page. Congratulations to all!


TEXAS SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL

Nominations for Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball are due by Monday, Dec. 2.

To nominate players (they do not have to be seniors), please send information to Jack Stallard at the Longview News-Journal via email at jstallard@news-journal.com

Nominations must include:

Player(s):
School
Classification of school: (PLEASE INCLUDE THIS)
Position: (Outside hitter, middle blocker, setter, libero)
Final season stats:

THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS TGCA ALL-STATE


TGCA NEWSLETTER

The October Newsletter is now available on-line. Archived copies of our newsletters are available by clicking the "Newsletter" link on the left.


MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS

You MUST be a member of TGCA before November 1st to nominate for honors or to receive honors as a coach. If you miss that deadline, you will have to file an appeal with the Executive Committee to see if you will be eligible to nominate for honors or to receive honors yourself, or pay an additional $70.00 override fee if you prefer not to file an appeal. If you need help with the renewal process, or the appeals process, please contact us. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your continued support of TGCA.


2019-20 NOMINATION DEADLINES BY SPORT

Spirit - January 24
Swimming & Diving - February 10
Wrestling - February 17
Basketball – March 2
Soccer - April 13
Track & Field - May 4
Tennis - May 18
Golf - May 18
Softball – June 1


2019-20 UIL SPORTS UPDATES

The 2019-20 UIL Sports Updates presented at Summer Clinic are linked below in PDF format. Click the sport you wish to review.

Cross Country
Volleyball
Basketball
Soccer
Track & Field
Golf
Softball
Junior High


*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS*

HALL OF FAME:

Susan Brewer - Bellville High School
Guyla Smith - West High School
Beverly Humphrey -
Lancaster High School

MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:

Maria Kennedy - El Paso ISD

SPORTSWRITERS OF THE YEAR:

Division I - Brandon Ogden - Tyler Morning Telegram
Division II - Cole McNanna - Sealy News


2019-20 DUES AND FEES INCREASE

The TGCA Board of Directors approved a fees and dues increase beginning February 1, 2019. 

The fees and dues increase, effective February 1, are as follows:

Membership only - $70.00

Summer Clinic before June 15 - $65.00

Summer Clinic on or after June 15 - $80.00 ($15.00 late fee on or after June 15)

All Satellite Sports Clinics - $80.00, which includes membership card

There is a $2.50 processing fee when renewing on-line.

Please be sure to inform your business office of the increases.


2020 TGCA SUMMER CLINIC - ATHLETIC AND SPIRIT DIVISIONS

The 2020 TGCA Summer Clinic for both the Spirit Division and Athletic Division will be held in Arlington at the Arlington Convention Center July 6-9. The agenda has now been posted to the Summer Clinic page. Badges will be required at all CCP (Coaches Certification Program) lectures, as badges MUST BE scanned for those lectures. Clinic registration will open February 1st. Hotel Reservation Services will open March 16th through the Summer Clinic page and can be accessed by clicking "Summer Clinic" in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. All attendees, exhibitors, and friends, family and fans for the All-Star games are invited to use the Hotel Reservation Services link to book a room at the special TGCA rate.


2020 TGCA CLINIC DATES

Membership renewal and all clinics registration on-line will open February 1st. Agendas will be posted as soon as they are completed.

Region I & II Lubbock All Sports Clinic

Houston Sports Clinic

San Antonio Sports Clinic

SUMMER CLINIC - July 6 - 9
Registration Forms and Agenda are located under the Summer Clinic Tab

El Paso Sports Clinic

CenTex Sports Clinic


UIL 2018-20 REALIGNMENT & RECLASSIFICATION

The UIL has released the 2018-20 realignment and reclassification, including volleyball. Click here to go to the UIL website realignment page.


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KAY YOW CANCER FUND - TGCA CHARITY OF CHOICE

http://kayyow.com/

When you are ready to get started planning your game! Let’s make Texas the national leader in this year’s Play4Kay!
Please contact:
Robin Pate (919-659-3303 or robin.pate@kayyow.com) or
Sarah Womack (919-659-3302 or sarah.womack@kayyow.com) or
Nancy Walling (512-865-8518 or nlwalling@gmail.com
)

Chasity Melvin - High School Play4Kay
chasity.melvin@kayyow.com or direct at 919-659-3305.

Join the high schools/middle schools across the country participating in Play4Kay games. If you are a coach, register your team here https://kayyow.com/play4kay/high-school/.

Elements of a Play4Kay game:

Choose a regular season game and call it Play4Kay.

Fundraise and donate it to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Honor cancer survivors on-court during your game.

Educate students and community about the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Purchase generic T-shirts from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to promote uniform branding of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Visit our online store!


CONCUSSION TRAINING
ONLINE CERTIFICATION
H.B. 2038 Requirements

The Texas Girls Coaches Association, in partnership with Texas Health Sports Medicine, is offering, FREE OF CHARGE, the training required by H.B. 2038.  Coaches were required by state law to complete two (2) hours of concussion training no later than September 1, 2012.  In addition, coaches are required to complete two (2) hours of additional concussion training every two years. The Texas Health Sports Medicine group is certified through the TEA and approved by the UIL to offer the concussion training course. Through the website of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, this course is being offered online at no cost to all coaches.  A test must be passed at the completion of the course.  If the test is passed, the coach will then be able to print a certificate of completion that can be filed with their school.  Please proceed to the following link to begin the training. Once you have accessed the link, click on “Texas Coaches Concussion Training”.

https://www.texashealth.org/sports-medicine/Pages/Sports-Injuries/Concussion/Concussion-Training.aspx


BALFOUR RINGS - ALL-STAR, ALL-STATE & ACADEMIC ALL-STATE

Balfour, the official ring supplier of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, is now offering student/athletes selected under the TGCA umbrella for All-State, All-Star, and Academic All-State the opportunity to purchase a ring to symbolize their achievement.  All the rings offered are custom crafted just for the individual by specialized Balfour craftsmen.  Balfour’s expert craftsmanship ensures that the official TGCA ring becomes a distinctive keepsake and a symbol of the student/athlete’s athletic or academic success.
“The Texas Girls Coaches Association and Balfour have formed a partnership to service all the ring needs for individuals selected by the association for All-State, All-Star, and Academic All-State. There have been requests, and a need for many years, for an official ring offered by TGCA for the student/athlete honors provided by TGCA.  Balfour, through their passion for celebrating life-defining moments, has designed custom rings for TGCA that applaud the success of all student/athletes selected by the member coaches of the association for honors.  Additional information and order forms can be seen on the Texas Girls Coaches Association web-site at:  www.austintgca.com,”  said Executive Director Sam Tipton.

View Ring Tops and Shanks           Order Form


MAXPREPS STATS AND SCORES

MaxPreps, an affiliate of CBS Sports, is a FREE sports information service provided to you and your team as a membership benefit of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. MaxPreps.com aspires to cover, at no cost to TGCA members, every team, every game and every player. This tool will be extremely beneficial to you as a high school coach, your parents, fans, school administration, athletic directors and webmasters. MaxPreps is now also a sponsor of the UIL. TGCA highly encourages you to utilize this valuable service.

Please enter information on your team. As a member coach of TGCA , take the time to use MaxPreps to provide FREE hard-earned recognition for your team. MaxPreps is an on-line service designed to record your team's achievements. Go to www.maxpreps.com or click the MaxPreps logo above and enter your information today.

Check out the MaxPreps stats and scores on the MaxPreps widget at the bottom of the page.

Any coach who has not received their user name and password for their free MaxPreps team account should e-mail coachsupport@maxpreps.com or call 1-800-329-7324 extension 1.


TGCA ON-LINE HONORS NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please remember that membership deadline for nomination is November 1. All on-line nomination deadlines are the Monday at noon before a particular sport's state meet. Sub-Varsity on-line nomination deadline is May 1. To access simple and detailed instructions on nominating for TGCA honors on-line, click here.


ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

The Texas Girls Coaches Association in cooperation with American Income Life Insurance Company, is pleased to announce that we are providing additional benefits at NO COST to make your membership even more valuable!  These benefits include:

$4,000 Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit! (Covers all members.)

Health Services Discount Card for your entire household which provides discounts up to 60% on Vision Care,

Chiropractic Care, Hearing Care and Prescriptions! Child Safe Kits – this valuable tool can provide information to the authorities if your child or grandchild should ever go missing!

Family Information Guide – When emergencies occur, families can avoid confusion and additional stress by having all of their critical information organized in one place. 

Please check your mail for the letter regarding these new benefits!
Once you return the response card, an AIL representative will contact you to schedule a convenient time to deliver your benefits and explain additional insurance coverage available.  
American Income Life is an international company licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and is registered to carry on business in New Zealand.  AIL has earned an A+ (Superior) Financial Strength rating from A.M. Best Company. (as of 6/14)
For more information on these benefits, please contact Christa Davis at 281-386-9552 or
csdavis@ailife.com, or Arnaecia Alridge at 281-857-9325, ajalridge@ailife.com.
To view the letter on-line, visit http://www.ailife.com/benefits/sgM9W.


*ATTENTION*

TO ALL COACHES: Please go on-line and check that your profile is up-to-date, including addresses, telephone numbers (school, cell, home), and all other personal information. You can change all information on your profile except your school. Please check your coaching experience and add information as needed. We would also appreciate an update on your e-mail address, as this is our easiest and quickest way to alert you to new developments regarding your sport. Our files are only as accurate as the information you put in them. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.


SCORES AND STATS PRESENTED BY MAXPREPS


TGCA 2020-21 2ND VICE PRESIDENT APPLICATIONS

Cully Doyle - Medina High School

Application

 






 

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