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COACHES PRAYER REQUESTS TO FCA

Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes has asked us to tell you they have set up a Google form for those coaches who have special prayer requests for anyone associated with damage from the hurricane. This is strictly a voluntary process and will remain confidential. Below is a link to the Google form to submit prayer requests to the staff of FCA. The information has been sent to us by Steve Vittorini, Director, Greater Austin FCA. Click the link that says Coaches Prayer Request and complete the form.

Coaches Prayer Request


UIL - DISPLACED STUDENTS DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY

Superintendents and Athletic Administrators

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the UIL is preparing procedures for displaced students who wish to participate at their new location. The desire of UIL is for all students who can safely do so to return to their original school for participation. However, we realize this hope will not be possible for all displaced students. In light of that, we have developed the following process.

UIL will release the Athletic Eligibility Waiver for Student Athletes Displaced by Hurricane Harvey (Hurricane Harvey Waiver) to all schools in the coming days. In the meantime, below is information for your school to begin to determine the eligibility of displaced students enrolling in your school. This information only applies to students displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. See UIL rules for students changing schools for other reasons.

Forms All Displaced Students
All students enrolling in a new school must complete the following forms required in section 1205 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules:
Pre-participation Physical (if applicable) and Medical History Form
Acknowledgment of Rules-Parent Permission Form
Concussion Acknowledgement Form
Sudden Cardiac Awareness Form
Illegal Steroid Use Parent and Student Notification/Agreement Form

Sub-Varsity Participation All Schools
Displaced students can immediately participate in sub-varsity activities upon enrolling in the new school and completing the forms listed above.

Varsity Athletic Participation - 15- Calendar Day Rule
Displaced student athletes who choose to temporarily attend a new school and participate in varsity athletics with a Hurricane Harvey waiver are subject to the 15- calendar day rule at the new school if enrolling after the sixth class day of the school year.

Displaced students who return to their original school when it opens would not be subject to the 15-day rule upon returning to their original school. They could become eligible for participation after one school day back in their original school. These students would not need to complete a Previous Athletic Participation Form prior to varsity athletic participation at the original school.

Displaced student athletes who participate in any practice (before, during or after school) or contest at any level at the new school, and are subsequently displaced to a different school would not be subject to the 15-day rule upon enrolling in the new school. They could become eligible for participation after one school day in their new school, pending approval of a new Hurricane Harvey waiver. If a student changes schools prior to satisfying this 15-day requirement, the balance of those 15 days will apply at the new school. Contact UIL with questions for these circumstances. These students would not need to complete a Previous Athletic Participation Form.

Varsity Athletic Participation Hurricane Harvey Waiver for Student Athletes Displaced by Hurricane Harvey
For each student desiring to participate in varsity athletics, the receiving school must complete and submit the University Interscholastic League Athletic Eligibility Waiver for Student Athletes Displaced by Hurricane Harvey and notify their District Executive Committee (DEC) chairperson that they are filing for the eligibility waiver. Displaced students are ineligible for varsity athletic participation until the UIL approves the Waiver. UIL will notify the school and the DEC of the waiver decision. Waiver decisions can be appealed to the State Executive Committee (SEC) within 14 days of issuance by contacting the UIL Athletic office and requesting information on the appeal process.

Upon approval of the Hurricane Harvey Waiver, students could participate in varsity athletic activities upon completion of the forms required in section 1205 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules listed above. Additionally, the provisions of the 15-calendar day rule will apply for varsity participation to students who enroll after the sixth class day of the school year.

If a displaced student athlete is granted a Hurricane Harvey Waiver to participate at a new school, the Hurricane Harvey Waiver is valid as long as the student remains continuously enrolled in that new school.

Varsity Athletic Participation - Multiple High School Independent School Districts The eligibility for varsity athletic participation in a multiple high school independent school district is determined based on the school assignment made by that ISD. Students who attend the school as determined by the ISD in which the student is temporarily housed could be eligible for varsity athletic participation with an approved Hurricane Harvey Waiver.

Student athletes who attend a school other than the one determined by the ISD in which the student is temporarily housed, or attend a school outside the ISD in which the student is temporarily housed, would be ineligible for varsity athletic participation for one calendar year, unless the student applies for and is granted a standard waiver of the parent residence rule.

Varsity Athletic Participation - Single High School Independent School Districts
The eligibility for varsity athletic participation in a single high school independent school district is determined based on the temporary residence/location of the displaced student. Students who attend school in the ISD in which the student is temporarily housed could be eligible for varsity athletic participation with an approved Hurricane Harvey Waiver.

Student athletes who attend a school outside the ISD in which the student is temporarily housed would be ineligible for varsity athletic participation for one calendar year, unless the student applies for and is granted a standard waiver of the parent residence rule.

If you have questions, please contact the UIL staff at (512) 471-5883 or athletics@uiltexas.org.


UIL - SCHOOLS OUT OF SESSION PRACTICE INFORMATION

For those of you impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please know UIL is here to support you as you work to help your communities recover. In the aftermath of the storm, we have received questions from several schools about UIL rules related to practices when a school is not in session.

Schools that are not in session due to Hurricane Harvey may have practices with local school administration approval. During what would normally be the school week, Monday through Friday, practices shall be limited to a maximum of 13 hours. This includes the eight hours normally allowed by law outside of school, plus sixty minutes per school day that would be allowed during the athletic period. As a reminder for football, during the regular season and post season, football players are not allowed to participate in more than ninety (90) minutes of full contact practice per week.

If you have questions about this, or any other UIL questions related to the storm, please feel free to contact the UIL staff at (512) 471-5883 or athletics@uiltexas.org.

Susan Elza, Ed.D
UIL Director of Athletics


2017-18 NOMINATION DEADLINES BY SPORT

All on-line nominations are due by NOON on the Monday before any UIL state competition. If this deadline is missed, any nominations submitted must be delivered to your regional representative for that sport on the appropriate committee for hand delivery to the committee.

Team Tennis - October 30
Cross Country - October 30
Volleyball - November 13
Spirit - January 8
Swimming & Diving - February 12
Wrestling - February 19
Basketball - February 26
Soccer - April 9
Track & Field - May 7
Tennis - May 14
Golf - May 21
Softball - May 28


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.


TGCA NEWSLETTER

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


*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS*

HALL OF FAME:

Jan Barker - Amarillo High School
Rick Reedy - Frisco High School
Mike Martin - Vista Ridge High School

MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:

Lynn Davis Pool - Austin ISD Athletic Department
Mike Szymarek - Austin ISD Athletic Department

SPORTSWRITERS OF THE YEAR:

Division I - Amy McDaniel - San Angelo Standard-Times
Division II - Art Dlugach - The Llano News


2018 TGCA SUMMER CLINIC - ATHLETIC AND SPIRIT DIVISIONS

The 2018 TGCA Summer Clinic for both the Spirit Division and Athletic Division will be held in Arlington at the Arlington Convention Center July 10-12. Mark your calendars.


TGCA HAS MOVED

We have completed the move to the new offices at 1011 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 405 A. Please continue to use the mailing address of P.O. Box 2137, Austin, Texas, 78768 for all correspondence. The phone numbers and fax number are the same.


**IMPORTANT - NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR TGCA**

Effective immediately, TGCA has a new mailing address. Please update your records and inform your business offices. All mail should be sent to P.O. BOX 2137, AUSTIN, TX 78768.


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KAY YOW CANCER FUND - TGCA CHARITY OF CHOICE

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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

Play4Kay - Tshirts contact
brenda.keene@kayyow.com or direct at 919-659-3333.

Additional Incentive – if you donate $1,200 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we will send your team 20 limited edition Kay Yow NIKE Collection headties!

Also, all monies raised through the Texas High School Play4Kay initiative will go toward a grant for cancer research in the state of Texas!


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.


UIL IN-SERVICE PRESENTATIONS

The 2017-18 UIL In-Service Presentations as presented at Summer Clinic are now available. Click on the update you wish to view.

Cross Country and Track Updates
Volleyball Updates
Basketball Updates
Softball Updates
Spirit Updates


CONCUSSION TRAINING
ONLINE CERTIFICATION
H.B. 2038 Requirements

The Texas Girls Coaches Association, in partnership with Texas Health Ben Hogan 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 Ben Hogan 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 2018-19 2ND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES


Brad Blalock
Frisco Centennial High School

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