Call Now: 254-947-9268
Logo

Section 150 – Basketball Qualifications

Athletic By-Laws
Sections 130-198

  1. DISTRICT PLAY.  Teams must qualify for the state play-offs by competition in district play.
  2. STARTING DATE. Starting date for  practice, scrimmages, first playing date, and district certification are shown on the TAPPS current calendar.
  3. NUMBER OF GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS.
    • No team shall compete in more than
      • three (3) individual tour­naments,
      • plus 22 games in a season,
      • up to and including the last date for certifying district champions.
    • Schools may substitute
      1. two (2) games for each tournament dropped-
      2. or-add an additional tournament for each 2 dropped games.
      3. These changes should be clearly noted on the school’s official schedule.
    • Games Per Day. No high school team or individual shall participate in more than two interschool basketball games per day including tournament games.
    • Games after district certification
      • No VARSITY games may be scheduled or played after the certification date, except by teams who are in the play-offs.
      • No additional games may be played by a team once it has been eliminated from the playoffs.
      • no SUBVARSITY games can be scheduled or played after the district certification date.
    • All District games must be played and all District games count as varsity games on the schedule.
    • No game is to be scheduled on Sunday.
    • Those students who play on both the JV and Varsity may play in no more than 3 tournaments plus a total of 28 games (Varsity and JV games combined). The student is allowed only three (3) tournaments and games cannot be substituted for additional tournaments.
    • A district tournament or district play-off does not count as one of the three tour­naments.
    • Teams in the play offs are allowed one practice game between each round of the play offs. These games do not count toward the total games allowed.
    • A varsity starter shall not play on a junior varsity team unless the opposing coach gives his permission, and there are not enough junior varsity players to begin the contest. Under no circumstances should a varsity starter be allowed to play when there are junior varsity player(s) on the bench.
  4. SCHEDULES AND ROSTERS
    • Schedules should be input into TAPPSter prior to the first interscholastic contest and should be updated as changes occur.
    • Rosters should be input into TAPPSter prior to the first district contest and updated as changes occur.
  5. DISTRICT TIES. If not previously scheduled, the district executive committee may authorize a single elimination game or single elimination tournament to resolve district ties. A one-game playoff could break a two-way tie.  A single elimination tournament could resolve a tie between three or more schools.  Note: These games must be completed by the district certification deadline and will not count on the 22 allowed games.
  6. TEAM SELECTION FOR PLAY-OFFS.
    • Teams shall qualify for the play-offs according to Section 141.
    • The district president shall certify the district champion and other play-off qualifiers to the TAPPS office by the deadline shown on the current year’s TAPPS calendar.