SUB-VARSITY COACHES OF THE YEAR NOMINATION DEADLINE
All nominations for Sub-Varsity coaches of the year in all sports are due by May 1st. Please take the time to nominate your deserving Sub-Varsity coaches for this honor. Nominations for this award are done the same way as athlete honor awards are done, through the Membership Site. Please be sure to do your nominations on-line and on time.
CAREER VICTORIES FOR GOLF AND SOCCER
TGCA is very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors voted at their Board meeting on March 2nd, 2014, to include soccer and golf for career victories honors. Click here to see the criteria to be followed as listed in the Bylaws. The deadline for submission is May 30th. We truly want to honor you for your coaching milestones, so please be sure and get your information to us by May 30th.
TEXAS RANGERS DISCOUNTS DURING SUMMER CLINICThe Texas Rangers are in town during Summer Clinic in Arlington this year. The Rangers are offering discounted prices for TGCA members for the games July 7 - 9. Click here for more information and to reserve tickets. The password is TGCA14. Be sure and take advantage of this special discount and enjoy some great baseball!
UIL COACHES CORNER WITH SAM TIPTON
To watch a short interview with TGCA Executive Director Sam Tipton regarding some history of TGCA and answers to a few issue questions posed by the UIL, click here.
The March Newsletter is now available on-line. Archived copies of our newsletters are available by clicking the "Newsletter" link on the left.
*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS*
HALL OF FAME:
MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
O. J. Kemp - Arlington ISD
SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR:
Corbett Smith - Dallas Morning News
HOTEL RESERVATION SERVICES FOR SUMMER CLINIC
Hotel reservation services for both divisions of Summer Clinic are now open. Click the "Summer Clinic" category in the menu on the left-hand side of this page, and then click the blue line that says "Hotel Reservation Services". You MUST use the Hotel Reservation Services to get the TGCA rate.
NOTICE - SPIRIT DIVISION ON-LINE REGISTRATION
The on-line registration for the Spirit Division of TGCA has now been completed and is ready for use. If you are a new member to TGCA, click the category in the menu on the left-hand side of this page that says "First Time Member" and follow the instructions from there. If you need assistance, please contact us. You will need a credit card to register on-line. Hotel Reservation Services can be found by clicking on the "Summer Clinic" tab in the menu on the left-hand side of this page.
2014 TGCA SUMMER CLINIC
The 2014 TGCA Summer Clinic will be held in Arlington at the Arlington Convention Center July 7-8 for the Spirit Division and July 8-11 for the Athletic Division. The agenda for the Athletic Division and the tentative agenda for the Spirit Division have been posted under the Summer Clinic category in the menu on the left-hand side of this page, and will be updated as clinicians are confirmed. Registration and membership renewal are now open. On-line registration and membership renewal can be done through the Membership Site category in the menu on the left-hand side of the page, or printable forms can be found under the Forms category or the Summer Clinic category. Hotel Reservation Services are now open. You must be a member of TGCA to attend Summer Clinic. We look forward to seeing you there!
NOTE: If you still need to renew for the 2013-14 year (this year), you can no longer do that on-line. You will need to print the 2013-14 printable form from the FORMS category in the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
2014 TGCA SPORTS CLINICS
Registration and membership renewal for the 2014 TGCA Sports Clinics will open on-line February 1st. You must be a member of TGCA to attend any of the TGCA clinics. Registration and membership renewal can be done on-line through the Membership Site category in the menu on the left-hand side of the page, or printable forms can be found under the Forms category, the Other Clinics category, or below. Agendas can also be found below, along with the dates of the clinics. All agendas will be updated as further information becomes available. Mark your calendars and join us for one or all of the TGCA Sports Clinics.
ALL-STARS ACTIVITY SCHEDULESWe have added a table under the Summer Clinic tab for volleyball, softball, basketball and track and cross country All-Stars. This is labeled All-Stars Activity Schedules and when you click on the sport name, it will link you to the itineraries for the All-Stars and games at Summer Clinic, including all activities the All-Stars are involved in. To find the listing of the names of the All-Stars in each sport, click on the sport tab at the top of this page. All honors for that sport are listed in the menu on the left-hand side of that particular sport page.
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.
MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
You must have been a member of TGCA by NOVEMBER 1st to nominate athletes for honors or receive honors yourself as a coach. If you missed the deadline, you will need to file an appeal with the Executive Committee to determine your eligibility to nominate, but you must renew your membership before the appeal can be filed. You can renew your membership on-line at www.austintgca.com through the Membership Site with a valid credit card, or you can print a form from the the "Forms" category in the menu on the left-hand side of the home page of the website and fax or mail that with credit card information, or mail the form with a check to the TGCA office.If you need help with the renewal process, please call the office and we will be happy to help you, including your log in information. Please DO NOT make yourself a new member if you have EVER been a member in the past and just need to renew. We want you to always have the same membership number, so please contact us if you can't remember your information. Also, if you have had a school change, please contact us and we will be happy to change that for you. You do not need to set up a new profile just to change your school. That must be done by the office, and you will need to contact us. We appreciate your continued support of TGCA.
ON-LINE NOMINATION DEADLINES BY SPORT
All on-line nominations for all sports in all categories will close the Monday at noon before the state tournament or meet. Please be sure to have your nominations done on time and on-line. Nomination deadlines by sport for 2013-14 are as follows:
SOCCER - April 14
GOLF - April 28
TRACK AND FIELD - May 5
SOFTBALL - May 26
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 email@example.com or call 1-800-329-7324 extension 1.
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”.
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.
UIL IN-SERVICE PRESENTATIONS
The 2013-14 UIL In-Service Presentations as presented at Summer Clinic are now available. Click on the update you wish to view.
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
Orangewood Suites - $85.00 (King Suite w/ Couch)
$105.00 (King w/ Queen Loft, 2 bathrooms)
Group Code: TGCA
(Subject to Availability)
Crowne Plaza - $109.00
(Subject to Availability)
LaQuinta - Use code TGCA to obtain the TGCA rate
(Subject to Availability)
Austin Omni Southpark - $119.00
If you call the hotel directly at 512-448-2222, please use the code UIL.
$129.00 with breakfast, but you must call the hotel directly to make reservations for the breakfast rate and use the code UIL Plus, 1-800-THE-OMNI.
(Subject to Availability)
These are year-round rates. (Cannot be used during Summer Clinic.) Just click on the link and the code is automatically entered. Enjoy your stay!
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT
TGCA has jointly sponsored with American Income Life to now supply all of its members a $4,000.00 (effective October 1st, 2013) Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit through your membership. This benefit is NO cost to you. Also, you are eligible to receive a NO cost Health Services Discount Card which can save your family 20%-60% on vision care, hearing care and prescriptions. In addition, again at NO cost, you can receive Child Safe Kits for your children and grandchildren. Contact Hether Adams for more information, (512) 517-8574, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund™ is TGCA's charity of choice. We encourage you to get involved and join the fight against women's cancers. For information on the Fund, visit www.KayYow.com, or to register your Play 4Kay event, go to www.Play4Kay.org. For the brochure, click here. For questions please contact:
Sarah Reese Womack
Kay Yow Cancer Fund™
5121 Kingdom Way, Suite 305
Raleigh, NC 27607
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.
2ND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES
ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
SCORES AND STATS PRESENTED BY MAXPREPS