Important Dates

2020 – 2021


September 1
TAPPS Contracts Due
November 2
First Practice
November 9
First Scrimmage
November 12
First Game
February 9
District Certification
February 13
Bi-District Games
February 16
Area Games
February 20
Regional Games
February 23
Semi-Final Games
February 25
Girls Championship
February 26
Boys Championship
March 4
Academic All State Nominations Due
March 12
All State Selection Meeting


Official’s Pay Scale Updates

Athletic Directors and Coaches: The 2020-21 Officials pay scales have been updated on the TAPPS website. This information can be found on the Officials Page. If questions arise, please contact the TAPPS office at [email protected] or by phone at 254-947-9268.

Official Balls for 2020-21

Athletic Directors and Team Sport Head Coaches: As our attention moves from the Spring of 2020 to the 2020-2021 school year, we have fielded calls regarding the official balls for the varying team sports. The official balls must be used for all contests in which your...

2020 Athlete Physical Update

Athletic Directors and Athletic Trainers: With the disruption of normal activities over the past few weeks, our athletic trainers have been following up on student physicals. There are many students with physicals expiring between March and June. TAPPS is extending...

CHAI / EXOS Workout Programs

Athletic Directors and Coaches: Please follow the link below to a series of workouts developed by EXOS. CHAI / EXOS Workout Series Thank you to Children's Health Andrews Institute for providing this content.

NFHS Learn – Continuing Education

Athletic Directors and Coaches: The National Federation of State High School Associations continues to develop content for their training portal, NFHSLearn. Many of the courses are free, while some have a nominal fee charged. During this time when normal routines are...

2020 Uniform Rules

Athletic Directors and Coaches:   As you plan for the coming year, please take a moment to make sure that your high school uniforms are compliant with the NFHS rules. The rules are very precise and clear in the rule book for each sport. As these rules have been...

Next College Student Athlete Update

ATTENTION TAPPS COACHES   Beginning in 2019, TAPPS partnered with NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) to help you as coaches in your recruiting efforts. NCSA is the largest college athletic recruiting network in the country where high school players, high school...

2020 Basketball and Soccer All State Selection Meeting

Coaches and Administrators:   The All State Selection meetings will begin at 10:00 am tomorrow, March 3.   The meetings will be hosted in Chisolm Hall at the Waco Convention Center. 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701   Lunch will be provided by our...

2020 Soccer Playoff Weather Rules

Athletic Directors and Soccer Coaches:   As we approach this week’s semifinal contests, please review the following information as you finalize your game plans.   TAPPS Weather Rules (Section 138 of the TAPPS By-Laws)   Prior to the Beginning of the...