Texas Girls Coaches Association



TGCA Basketball Nomination Instructions and Guidelines

Coaches should do all nominations on-line on the TGCA website. Coaches may request forms be e-mailed or faxed.

November 1st is the last date for basketball coaches to become a member of the TGCA and be eligible to nominate athletes for basketball honors. The head varsity coach of any athlete or support staff receiving an award must be a member in good standing by the membership nomination deadline. This also applies to Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, and All-Star Coach honors.

Monday noon before the state tournament is the on-line nomination deadline for the following nominations: All-Star, Legacy All-Star, All-State, Academic All-State, Athlete of the Year, All-Star Coaches and Coach of the Year.

All nomination forms must be sent to TGCA by submitting on-line at www.austintgca.com, mailing to TGCA, P.O. Box 2137, Austin, TX, 78768, or submitting to regional representatives for submission to the Committee if the on-line deadline has passed.


All-Star Nomination Guidelines:


2. Coaches may nominate as many players as desired.

3. Two athletes from the same school may be named to one All-Star Team. Clarification: The Basketball Committee will have the option of selecting two athletes from one school, and one school only per All-Star team on a yearly basis.

4. All-Stars will be selected in two divisions: 1A-2A-3A-4A and 5A-6A.

5. Basketball All-Stars may not be Cheerleading, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field or Softball All-Stars.

6. IMPORTANT: Prior to nomination of an athlete, coaches must confirm that nominee, if selected, can be present for the All-Star orientation and will attend all practices. Players unable to commit to this policy should not be nominated. The All-Star position is a great honor and players should be aware prior to nomination that they are committed to follow policies of the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

7. All-Stars may be nominated by any member in good standing of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. For an individual to be selected to an All-Star team, the head coach must be a member in good standing. The current head coach must be contacted for approval of the player being selected as an All-Star.

RED/BLUE ALL-STAR SECTIONS: The state is divided into Red and Blue sections for determining the All-Star teams. Refer to your TGCA REGION -- NOT UIL -- to determine which section you are in.
CLICK HERE if you do not know.

The RED is composed of schools in TGCA Regions 1, 3, 4, 6.
The BLUE is composed of schools in TGCA Regions 2, 5, 7, 8.


All-State Nomination Guidelines:

1. All State players are NOT required to be SENIORS.

2. Coaches may nominate as many players as they choose.

3. Stats must be included.

4. All conferences shall have up to 50 athletes selected per conference for All-State honors.


Academic All-State Guidelines:

1. Academic All-State athletes and members of the support staff of that sport MUST BE GRADUATING SENIORS;

2. Must have an overall GPA average of 94 or above for grades 9-11. All nominations must contain a NUMERICAL GPA and not based on a point scale; i.e., 94 or above NOT 4.0, 5.0, 3.8, etc. (Do NOT submit a nomination if your athlete or support staff member does not meet this GPA requirement.) Ten (10) points may be added for weighted courses.

3. Must be a varsity participant or a member of the support staff for that sport in good standing; and

4. Must be of good moral character.


TGCA Legacy All-Star Teams Selection Guidelines:

The standing committees for cross country, volleyball, basketball, track & field
and softball will review submitted nominations from their region and division
for the Legacy All-Star team selections. The selections will be made from player
nominations submitted to TGCA by their member coaches on or before the Monday
noon prior to the state tournament or meet of the particular sport. Selections will
be based on the following criteria:

1.  The nominated players must be graduating seniors.

2.  The Standing Committee will select the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport
in 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport in 5A, 6A.

3.  The high school head varsity coach must be a member of TGCA in good standing before
November 1st of that school year before the school is eligible to have an All-Star(s).

4.  A coach may nominate as many of their graduating senior players as desired.

5.  The TGCA Legacy All-Star team members in each sport will receive a certificate from the
TGCA recognizing their achievement of being named to the team. There will be no All-Star
game for these teams.




Revised by vote of the membership at the annual business meeting July 10, 2014.
Revised by vote of the membership at the annual business meeting July 16, 2015.
Revised by vote of the Board of Directors June 4, 2017.
Revised by vote of the Board of Directors June 2, 2019.

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