Wishing you the happiest of holidays from the staff at TGCA. The TGCA office will be closed for the holidays beginning December 20th at noon until January 7th. Please contact Executive Director Sam Tipton at 512-417-8422 if you need immediate assistance.
The November Newsletter is now available on-line. Archived copies of our newsletters are available by clicking the "Newsletter" link on the left.
VOLLEYBALL HONORSAll Volleyball honors have now been posted to the website. Click on the volleyball tab at the top of the page, and then whichever honor you wish to view from the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
UIL 2014-16 RECLASSIFICATION & REALIGNMENT
The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment today. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football.
The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060 – 2099
4A 465 – 1059
3A 220 – 464
2A 105 – 219
1A 104.9 and below
1A – 4A Football Division I and Division II Numbers
1A Division I 55 – 104.9
1A Division II 54 and below
2A Division I 158 – 219
2A Division II 105 – 157
3A Division I 315 – 464
3A Division II 220 – 314
4A Division I 686 – 1059
4A Division II 465 – 68
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.
TGCA BASKETBALL POLL
The 2013-14 TGCA Basketball Poll has now been posted. Click on the basketball tab at the top of the page, and then "State Poll Results" in the menu on the left-hand side of the page. Results are updated weekly.
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:
CROSS COUNTRY - November 4
VOLLEYBALL - November 18
BASKETBALL - February 24
SOCCER - April 14
GOLF - April 28
TRACK AND FIELD - May 5
SOFTBALL - May 26
2014 TGCA SUMMER CLINICThe 2014 TGCA Summer Clinic will be held in Arlington at the Arlington Convention Center July 8-11. The agenda is now posted under the Summer Clinic category in the menu on the left-hand side of this page, and will be updated as speakers are confirmed. Registration and membership renewal will open FEBRUARY 1st of 2014. Mark your calendars!
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”.
*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS*
HALL OF FAME:
MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR:
TGCA STATE AWARD OF MERIT CITATION:
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.
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.
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
Radisson Austin - $112.00
Crowne Plaza - $109.00
LaQuinta - Use code TGCA to obtain the TGCA rate
(Subject to Availability)
Austin Omni Southpark - $119.00
$129.00 with breakfast, but you must call the hotel direct to make reservations for the breakfast rate, 1-800-THE-OMNI
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