USATF is offering one last NEW Certified Officials class on Sunday, Nov 18, at Texas State University in San Marcos. It's a fact that our local track officials demographic is aging and we seriously need a youth movement!
If you know of anyone...coaches, athletes, interested friends, etc. who might be interested in getting certified as a USATF Official, please forward the attached link below which has the flyer with all the information. It would be good if they RSVP to one of the emails at the bottom of the page so we can get an idea of how many are attending.
Also, please check http://trackforlife.com/schedule.htm
for two meets in December if you want to get the word to your athletes. I know it's not track season, but you might have some who would be interested. All the details might not be posted yet, but should be up shortly.
Lastly, several coaches have asked me about providing Finish Lynx FAT timing for their club meets next year. My calendar is filling up pretty fast, so if interested please review the info at the link below. Service fees are always negotiable if you can provide assitance for me so I don't have to bring an extra person.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) is proud to be a member of the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS). TAPPS was the first private school organization to gain acceptance as an affiliate member. For 33 years, TAPPS has operated in accordance with the best practices demonstrated by the voting membership of NFHS. One of the guiding principles has been a desire to protect the in-class academic time that a student athlete needs in order to be successful in the classroom. In addition, consideration has always been given to weekend competitions so that the parents and fans can attend events without taking time away from work and other obligations.
As the TAPPS membership has grown, so has the uniqueness of TAPPS member schools. In order to provide the opportunity for all of our member schools to participate in team sports, the TAPPS Executive Board believes that accommodations are necessary to protect the Sabbath and religious days of observance of our schools. The Executive Board has approved new (policy) governance for such accommodations in Section 3 of the TAPPS by-laws to best provide for member schools as they prepare and compete in team activities. The accommodation for religious observance shall be the standard as TAPPS prepares for state competitions that are accessible to all member schools and the students that they serve through team activities. This governance is effective for the 2012-2013 school year.
|Official Scorekeeper - Basketball
|UIL Section 1204 Official's Pay Scale
|Students Not Yet in High School - Memo
|Auxiliary Performance Groups - Football Games - Memo
|Off Season - Memo
|Point of Emphasis
|Creating Faculty/Staff Profiles
| Scope Testing Instructions
|Football in August
|Event Fee Increase 2012-2013
|Puente Photography has returned to TAPPS as the Official TAPPS Photographer. TAPPS welcomes Vince Puente and his staff as they provide coverage for our competitions. Further information regarding his services will be available at the competition sites and on the Sponsors Page of the TAPPS website.
Texas Association Private Parochial Schools
Receive Special Discounted Rates
Over 800 LaQuinta Hotels Nationwide
*Not available at some locations during special events or holidays.
Limited # of Hotels do not participate in the “TAPPS Rates”.
HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:
1. Go to WWW.LQ.com Use Promotional Code: TAPPS
2. Call 1-866-468-3946 Toll Free Reservations
Request “Texas Association Private Parochial Schools Rate”
3. Call Hotel’s Direct Number
Request the “Texas Association Private Parochial School Rate”
NOTE: A percentage of all revenues generated at LaQuinta Hotels goes back to TAPPS.
Your LaQuinta Contact:
Katherine Allen, Global Sales Director
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Athletic Directors: BSN continues to meet the needs of TAPPS and our member schools. In addition to providing an award for our Coaches and Teachers of the year, BSN offers a wide array of products for your athletics department needs. BSN is presently offering TAPPS schools a special price on all of the TAPPS approved balls. Please click here for additional details.
**Academic All State**
The Athletic Executive Committee has reviewed the situation where a number of students who met the criteria and are eligible for Academic All State honors have been denied recognition because the coach or athletic director failed to submit the student's nomination before the deadline.
In an effort to insure that these students receive the honors they deserve, the AEC has approved the following procedure:
If you have any students that were left off the Academic All State list for any sport during the 2010-2011 school year, you may submit their names to the TAPPS office. Their names will be added to the appropriate Academic All State team and a certificate will be sent to them. TAPPS will NOT provide patches for students whose names are submitted after the deadline. The order for patches, at TAPPS expense, is submitted by TAPPS within 24 hours after the deadline. Since the supplier of the patches charges a minimum of $50.00 for supplemental orders, TAPPS cannot provide patches for students who were not included in the initial order.
For the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, Athletic Directors who submit nominations after the deadline will receive a PRIVATE REPRIMAND.
Beginning in 2011-2012, Athletic Directors who submit nominations after the deadline will receive a PUBLIC REPRIMAND. A second missed deadline during the same school year will result in a PUBLIC REPRIMAND and a $50.00 fine.
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Wilson Sales Representatives:
North/West Texas-Mark Diaz 972-771-6809 or 469-450-3112
Central/South Texas-Jay Schindler 281-578-7145 or 713-299-7597
Official Wilson & Molten Balls for TAPPS
1003 GST (Collegiate)
IV58L-3 Super Touch Volleyball
Molten Soccer Ball
FX-1000 NFHS Approved
Neutral Play-off Sites:
My name is Ron McDowell. I am the Head Basketball Coach at Cedar Valley College 3030 N Dallas Ave. Lancaster, Texas 75134. My office number is (972) 860-8177. We have very nice facilities here and we are in a very accessible area I-20 between I-45 and I-35 (exit Lancaster Rd. go south 1 mile)
Southwest Christian (Football, Soccer, Baseball) 817-294-9596 *228
Shiner St. Paul (Basketball, Baseball, Softball) - 361-594-2442
Dallas Bishop Lynch (All Sports) - 214-324-3607
Fort Worth Nolan (All Sports) - 817-457-2920
Dallas Fairhill (Basketball) - 972-233-1026
Frisco Legacy (Baseball) - 469-633-1330
Midland Classical (Volleyball, Basketball) - 432-694-0995 ext.227
Bryan Allen (FB, VB, Basketball, Baseball, Softball) - 979-776-0731ext.22
Waco Reicher (All Sports) - 254-752-1550
Richardson Canyon Creek (Volleyball, Basketball) - 972-231-4890
The Woodlands Christian Academy (Baseball) - 936-321-2449 ext.232
Dallas Parish Episcopal School (Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track) 972-852-8841