Athletic Directors and Football Coaches:

As we move toward the beginning of fall activities please take a few moments to review the information outlined below as you plan your fall practices.

The TAPPS By-Laws specify regulations concerning padded and non-padded practices as well as the number of two-a-day practices that may be conducted on consecutive days. Those rules may be reviewed here:

TAPPS TWO A DAY RULES (Section 158 of the TAPPS By-Laws)

Since two-a-day practices are often conducted in very hot and humid weather conditions, it is imperative that programs do everything they can to minimize the risk of heat stress in their athletes. The following link provides resources that will aid your program in making plans for temperature safety during your early fall practices and games.

Temperature Safety Resource Page

Part of TAPPS commitment to the health and safety of student athletes includes coaches’ training in tackling safety. The information provided in the link below is a great resource and provides a valuable review for all your football coaches.

Tackling Safety

We wish you all the best as you prepare for the 2023 football season. If questions arise, please contact the TAPPS office at 254-947-9268 or by email at [email protected].