University Interscholastic League P.O. Box 8028 Austin, Texas 78713-8028 (512) 471-5883 www.uiltexas.org
AGENDA • New UIL Rule Changes • UIL Rules Compliance Program • Officials, 1204 Update • Concussion Management • “No Pass, No Play” • Limits on Practice and Performance • Student Eligibility/Varsity Eligibility • Previous Athletic Participation Form(PAPF) • Waivers • Resources
UIL RULE CHANGES2013 - 2014 GENERAL • Add a fourth playoff team advancing from each district in team activities in conferences 2A and 3A. • Modify the penalty structure for coaches’ ejection. • Reduce the number of tournaments or meets by one per season for all high school sports. • Allow schools to substitute tournaments for games. • Create a six conference alignment by renaming the current conferences for the 2014-2015 school year. • Require parents and student to sign the new Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form (pending approval from the Commissioner of Education)
UIL RULE CHANGES2013 - 2014 GENERAL • Require parents and students in cheerleading to sign the Concussion Acknowledgement form (pending approval from the Commissioner of Education). • Require cheerleading participants to follow Concussion Guidelines under Chapter 38, Subchapter of the Texas Education Code. • Require cheer coaches and sponsors to complete specific training related to safety guidelines for cheer (pending approval from the Commissioner of Education).
UIL RULE CHANGES2013 - 2014 FOOTBALL • Create a split conference alignment for 3A in 2014-15. • Limit full contact practice for football players (pending approval from the Commissioner of Education) SOCCER • Limit the total number of scrimmage allowed prior to the start of regular season to three. • Add a third conference for the 2014-2015 school year.
UIL RULE CHANGES2013 - 2014 WRESTLING • Increase the number of qualifiers from district to regionals from two to four. TEAM TENNIS • Increase the number of team advancing from district to the new area meet to four. • Add a third conference for the 2014-2015 school year.
RULES COMPLIANCE PROGRAM (RCP)2013 – 2014 Available ONLY via the UIL website. • CONSTITUTION AND CONTEST RULES (HS AND JH) • ETHICS AND SPORTSMANSHIP • UIL STEROID EDUCATION VIDEO • SAFETY TRAINING • Sport Specific Module for each sport
RULES COMPLIANCE PROGRAM (RCP)2013 - 2014 Link available on the UIL website or visit www.nfhslearn.org • “NFHS TEACHING AND MODELING BEHAVIOR” COURSE • 1.5 hour course/$20 – minimum penalty for coach ejection • “NFHS FUNDAMENTALS OF COACHING” COURSE • 6 hour course/$35 – all first year coaches and any coach who is not a full time employee of the school district. • PLEASE PRINT CERTIFICATE TO VERIFY COMPLETION.
Officials Update2013 - 2014 • 1204, Officials • Online system for “Request for Officials” • Online Official Scratch form • Online Official Evaluation form
Concussion Management2013 - 2014 • The information provided on the Health and Safety section of the UIL web site will update interested stakeholders on the UIL requirements for concussion management in student-athletes participating in activities under the jurisdiction of the UIL and will also provide information on compliance with Chapter 38, Sub Chapter D of the Texas Education Code (TEC) that was amended by the passage of House Bill 2038 during the 82nd legislative session.
Concussion Management2013 - 2014 FOOTBALL HELMET SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, EFFECTIVE FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR • According to section Sec. 33.094 of the Texas Education Code: • (a) A school district may not use a football helmet that is 16 years old or older in the district's football program. • (b) A school district shall ensure that each football helmet used in the district's football program that is 10 years old or older is reconditioned at least once every two years.
Concussion Management2013 - 2014 • (c) A school district shall maintain and make available to parents of students enrolled in the district documentation indicating the age of each football helmet used in the district's football program and the dates on which each helmet is reconditioned.
“NO PASS NO PLAY” Eligibility for the FIRST Six Weeks (Credit Requirements): • Grades nine and below - promoted • Second Year of High School- five accumulated credits • Third Year of High School - ten accumulated creditsor five credits within the last twelve. • Fourth Year or High School - fifteen accumulated creditsor five credits within the last twelve months
LIMITS ON PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE Activities Outside the School Year: • One practice - no more than three hours. • More than one practice - no more than five hours total. • Maximum length of any single practice - three hours. • More than one practice - a minimum of two hours of rest/recovery time between practices. • No consecutive days of multiple practices allowed (exception: Volleyball)
LIMITS ON PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE Activities Inside the School Year: • School Week Limitation • Eight Hour Rule
REQUIREDSTUDENT FORMS • Pre Participation Physical Examination Form • Medical History Form • Rules Acknowledgment • Parent or Guardian Permit • Parent/Student Anabolic Steroid Use and Random Steroid Testing Form • Concussion Acknowledgement Form • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form
C&CR Section 400 STUDENT’S ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL UIL CONTEST Student’s Eligibility: • Is not a high school graduate • Is a full-time student • Regular attendance / 15 day rule (Varsity only) • Meets credit requirements (“NO PASS NO PLAY”) • Enrolled in four year program • Four year rule (Waiver) • Was not recruited (PAPF) • Awards Rule • Meets requirements of C&CR Section 440
C&CR Section 440VARSITY ELIGIBILITY ELIGIBILITY FOR ATHLETIC CONTESTS: • Meets all requirements of Section 400 • Parent Residence (Waiver) • Age Rule (Waiver) • Amateur Athletic Status • Changing Schools for Athletic Purposes (PAPF)
PREVIOUSATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM (PAPF) Changing schools for athletic purposes: • All new students in grades 9-12 who have ever practiced (before, during or after school) or participated in any UIL athletic activity in grade 8-12 at another school MUST have this form completed by the previous school (last school of participation) and be approved by the District Executive Committee before they are eligible to participate at the varsity level at the new school. • A PAPF is not required for subvarsity competition.
PREVIOUSATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM (PAPF) Changing schools for athletic purposes: • Common Indicators • Checking to see if a student was recruited • Ascertaining whether a student was in good standing in the previous school, either academically or in a sports program • Determining if a student was unhappy with a coach in the previous school • Determining if a student played on a non-school team and is transferring to the school where members of the non-school team attend
PREVIOUS ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM (PAPF) Changing schools for athletic purposes: • Common Indicators • Determining if a student played on a non-school team and is transferring to the school where the non-school team coach, or a relative of the school coach, is the school coach. • Determining if a student received individual or team instruction from a school coach and is transferring to the school of that coach.
PAPF-MISC. • Submit both page 1 and 2 (PAPF and Questionnaire) • Complete most updated version of PAPF and Questionnaire • Send a legible copy • *UIL does not retain a copy of the PAPF when returned to school for revisions or clarifications.
Process for Previous Athletic Participation Form (PAPF) PAPF starts with school after student has enrolled in new school New school completes and sends to former school DEC Committee reviews PAPF to determine varsity eligibility Former school completes and sends back to new school New school sends PAPF to District Executive Committee Chair (DEC) If all of Section 3 is “No” If any of Section 3 is “Yes” DEC Chair sends approved copies to School and UIL Office DEC Hearing Required
Waivers • Parent Residence/Four Year Rule Waiver Section 463 (approved by Waiver Officer) • High School Overage Waiver Section 446 (checked by DEC) • Foreign Exchange Waiver Section 440/465 (approved by Waiver Officer) • Retroactive Waiver Section 469 (approved by Waiver Officer)
WAIVERS CONTACT INFO Waiver Officer: Eddie Wolski Email: email@example.com Department Phone: 512-471-5883 Department Fax: 512-471-6589
Resources • Constitution and Contest Rules • Sport’s Manuals • TEA/UIL Side by Side • Sports Rule Books • National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) • NCAA Football • United States Tennis Association (USTA) • United States Golf Association (USGA)