Athletic Directors and Coaches:

The 2023 Cross Country season continues this weekend as we move forward toward the TAPPS Cross Country Championships on October 30.  Please take a minute to review the information below to help ensure your Cross Country teams are in compliance with the TAPPS governing By-Laws.

  • Cross Country coaches
    • All coaches associated with the High School program
    • Profile in Rank One
    • Signed Acknowledgement of Rules
    • Completed all TEaMs Courses and uploaded the certificate from course number 14 to the Rank One profile.
  • Cross Country student athletes
    • All high school athletes competing in Cross Country
      • Varsity and Sub Varsity
    • Profile created in Rank One
    • Signed Acknowledgment of Rules (in Rank One)
    • Current Medical History and Physical on file with school
    • Student listed on the school Cross Country Eligibility Roster in Rank One
  • Participation
    • TAPPS does not limit the number of meets a school or student may enter
      • In a season
      • In a week
      • In a day (caution here)
    • TAPPS does not allow a student to enter more than one division in any meet
    • TAPPS By-Laws do not allow for students attending TAPPS schools to participate as “Unattached” in interscholastic meets. Conversely, TAPPS schools hosting meets should not allow entries by “Unattached” runners.
    • TAPPS does not allow students not yet in High School (elementary or middle school) to participate with or against High School athletes.
      • Elementary / Junior High students may not participate in Varsity races
      • Elementary / Junior High students may not participate in Sub-Varsity (JV) races
      • Participation with or against high school students may begin the clock on the students four (4) years of high school participation

TAPPS does allow Elementary / Junior High students to practice with high school students.

If questions arise, please contact the TAPPS office at 254-947-9268 or by email at [email protected].