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The TGCA Staff wishes you and yours a very safe and happy Thanksgiving. The TGCA office will be closed the week of November 19 in observance of the holiday. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Executive Director Sam Tipton at 512-417-8422.


TGCA CROSS COUNTRY HONORS

The 2018-19 TGCA Cross Country honors have now been posted to the website under the Cross Country tab. Congratulations to all!


COACHES HOSPITALITY SUITE VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

The University Interscholastic League is furnishing a suite at the UIL Volleyball Championships at the Culwell Center in Garland, Texas for member coaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association attending the tournament. All food and drink will be furnished by Balfour, the official ring, letter jacket, and honor patch company of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Coaches and school administrators are invited to come to the suite on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the tournament. TGCA thanks the UIL and Balfour in allowing the TGCA suite to be used for food, drink, and fellowship for coaches and school administrators during the tournament.


K-MAC & TGCA VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT COVERAGE

As UIL Volleyball teams across the state start making plans for the respective Regional Tournamentsthis Friday and Saturday, officials at Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) and K-MAC Sports Broadcasting of Austin are gearing up for serve-to-serve coverage for next week's UIL state tournament to be held Nov. 14-17at Garland.
TGCA and K-MAC Sports teamed up for State Tournament coverage last season, bringing much-deserved publicity to the UIL state volleyball teams. That relationship continues this week as the 2018 UIL State Volleyball Tournament is held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. There will be a flood of online and social media coverage by TGCA, Chuck Licata and Butch Hart, including post-game press conferences and interviews before the match, both live and pre-recorded.

"We're thrilled to continue the great relationship with the Texas Girls' Coaches Association," stated Licata, President of K-MAC Sports (now part of the VYPE Media Network). "Butch (Hart) and I love being a part of the collabaration with TGCA at the state tournaments. Not only do we get the opportunity to bring publicity to all the programs but we get to meet some really great student-athletes, coaches and members of the great communities that are represented at state."

“The Texas Girls Coaches Association cherishes the relationship established with Chuck Licata and K-Mac Sports” according to Sam Tipton, Executive Director of the TGCA. “We felt the coverage by K-Mac Sports last year was very successful in the promotion of TGCA and volleyball. We look forward to even more in depth coverage at this year’s UIL State Volleyball Championships. We are proud to have K-Mac Sports as a major corporate sponsor.”  


NEW CHEER NOMINATIONS PROCESS

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: TGCA has completed the process of revamping Cheerleading nominations. You will no longer access the nomination forms through the Membership Site, but will use the Spirit page when submitting your nominations. Simply click on "Nominate Athletes" for cheerleader nominations and "Nominate Coaches" for All-Star Coaches and Coaches of the Year in the menu on the left-hand side of the Spirit page. If you have already done nominations through the Membership Site, they will need to be redone to fit the new format.


TEXAS SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL NOMINATIONS

Coaches: As soon as possible when your season ends, please take a few minutes to nominate players from your team for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team (this is different than TGCA).
Nominations must include:
Player(s)
School
Classification of school (PLEASE INCLUDE THIS)
Grade
Position (Middle blocker, outside hitter, setter, libero)
Final season stats
Email to:
jstallard@news-journal.com
Deadline to nominate players is Monday, Dec. 3


2018-19 UIL SPORTS UPDATES

The 2018-19 UIL Sports Updates presented at Summer Clinic are linked below in PDF format. Click the sport you wish to review.

Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Track-Cross Country
Volleyball


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 $60.00 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.


2018-19 TGCA NOMINATION DEADLINES BY SPORT

On-line nomination deadlines for all sports is the Monday before the UIL state tournaments/meets at noon. For 2018-19, they are as follows:


Spirit - January 14
Swimming/Diving - February 11
Wrestling - February 18
Basketball - February 25
Soccer - April 15
Track & Field - May 6
Tennis - May 13
Golf - May 13
Softball - May 27


TGCA SUB-VARSITY COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINATION DEADLINE

All varsity coaches in cross country, volleyball, basketball, track and field and softball are encouraged to nominate their deserving sub-varsity coaches for TGCA Sub-Varsity Coach of the Year in their respective sport.  Sub-varsity coaches may coach multiple sports, but they cannot be the varsity head coach in basketball, volleyball or softball to qualify for Sub-Varsity Coach of the Year.  Nominations should be done on-line, just like any other honor nomination.  Deadline is May 1st, and nominations will close at noon on that day.


*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS*

HALL OF FAME:

Al Bennett - Austin Westlake High School
Cathy Self-Morgan - Duncanville High School
Skip Townsend - Argyle High School

MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:

Billy Hicks - Houston

SPORTSWRITERS OF THE YEAR:

Division I - Brian Gosset - Ft. Worth Star Telegram
Division II - Larry McCarty - Snyder Daily News


PAST PRESIDENTS OF TGCA HONORED BY UIL

Past Presidents of the Texas Girls Coaches Association were honored by the University Interscholastic League on Friday, March 2 during the girls’ state basketball tournament held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  There were 25 past presidents at the ceremony held at half-time of the 6A semi-final basketball game.  Dr. Charles Breithaupt, executive director of the UIL, presided over the ceremony and had each past president of TGCA in attendance recognized on the floor of the Alamodome.  Among the honorees were Stanley Whisenhunt, the oldest past president of TGCA in attendance (1971-72) , Dr. Bill Farney, retired executive director of the UIL (1973-74), Lee Grisham, current assistant executive director of TGCA (2008-09, 2009-10), and Sam Tipton, the current executive director of TGCA (1996-97).  A reception was held for all the past presidents and their families prior to the half-time presentation ceremony.  At the reception there was a festive atmosphere as tales of the TGCA flowed from the reign of the first president, Velma Harrison (1952-53, 1953-54) to the present president Kriss Ethridge (2017-18).  Many stories were told about the leadership of Billy McKown, the executive director of TGCA for 44 years.  The TGCA expresses many thanks to Dr. Charles Breithaupt and the UIL for allowing the past presidents of the Texas Girls Coaches Association to be honored for their hard work and dedication in the field of girls’ athletics in such a prestigious setting.  It was certainly a night that was appreciated by all in attendance, and will not be forgotten by all the past presidents of TGCA.
Past TGCA Presidents Honored in San Antonio:
Stanley Whisenhunt(1971-72), Bill Farney (1973-74), Arline Basye 1973-74), Judy Bugler (1975-76), Waynette Dolan (1976-77), Buddy Ables (1977-78), Michael Adams (1984-85)Donna Grant (1989-90), Phil Swenson (1990-91), Rhonda Farney (1991-92), Barbara Crousen (1993-94), Pat Mouser (1994-95), Melynn Hunt (1995-96), Sam Tipton (1996-97), Ron Mouser (2002-03), Debbie Jaehne (2003-04), Leann Johnson (2005-06), Alex Koulovatos (2006-07), Lee Grisham (2008-09, 2009-10), Wes Overton (2010-11), Donna Benotti (2011-12), Kari Bensend (2013-14), Mitch Williams (2014-15), Liana Gombert (2015-16), Loyd Morgan (2016-17)


2019 TGCA SUMMER CLINIC - ATHLETIC AND SPIRIT DIVISIONS

The 2019 TGCA Summer Clinic for both the Spirit Division and Athletic Division will be held in Arlington at the Arlington Convention Center July 8-11. Badges will be required at all CCP (Coaches Certification Program) lectures, as badges MUST BE scanned for those lectures.


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.


2018 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 - June 8 & 9
Agenda
Houston Sports Clinic - June 13 & 14
Agenda - ADs Agenda - Hightower HS Map
San Antonio Sports Clinic - June 15
Agenda
SUMMER CLINIC - July 10 - 12
Registration Forms and Agenda are located under the Summer Clinic Tab
El Paso Sports Clinic - July 19 & 20
Agenda


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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 (512-657-6755) 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.


****ATTENTION****
TGCA RESOURCE CENTER OPEN

The agreement between the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Coaches Choice to launch a Resource Center is now a reality. The Resource Center is designed to allow individuals access to educational materials at a discounted price. Coaches Choice has designed the Resource Center especially for TGCA and people interested in girls' athletics in all sports. Everyone is encouraged to go to the Resource Center site. It's as simple as clicking on the logo shown above. Please take the time to walk through the different features offered. Do not miss the section on wearables. These wearables are specifically designed to support the Texas Girls Coaches Association. This site will be continually expanding and will make available an unlimited source of educational materials for you from various outlets in a variety of delivery methods. The Resource Center is designed to be an economical way to obtain up to date educational material to help you become better in your field.


TGCA HOTEL RESERVATIONS DIRECT LINKS

LaQuinta - Up to 20% off within Texas; up to15% off outside of Texas
Use code TGCA to obtain the TGCA rate
(Subject to Availability)


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 2019-20 2ND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES



Colby Pastusek - The Colony High School

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