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Playing Rules

Schools shall abide by rules in the Constitution, by rules in the By-Laws, by rules in the Contest Rules, by rules in the TAPPS News Briefs, by regulations issued from the TAPPS office in the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals, and other official notices from the TAPPS office.  Where any term or section of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrators’ sports manuals is found to be inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws, the Constitution and By-Laws shall prevail and apply, and the re­maining terms and sections of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals shall continue in effect.

  1. TAPPS shall determine the official ball to be used in all team activities.
    • The official ball shall be used for:
      • All home games by TAPPS teams
      • All district contests
      • All post season contests
    • The official balls include the following:
      1. Baseball                 Wilson             A1010BPROSST
      2. Basketball              Wilson            Evolution
      3. Football                  Wilson            GST or other Wilson leather football                                                                                                                  *** Composite Footballs are not allowed in TAPPS competition***
      4. Soccer                      Wilson              WTE9906XB   Forte Fybrid II
      5. Softball                    Wilson             9011 / 9016 BSST
      6. Volleyball                Wilson             WTH7700XRWB  (must have colored panels – all white balls are not allowed)
    • Schools which fail to supply the official ball shall be subject to sanctions which shall include but not be limited to monetary penalty.

Wilson Sporting Goods has entered into contract with TAPPS .  Wilson products are the OFFICIAL BALLS for TAPPS competition.  The OFFICIAL BALLS must be used for all contests hosted by TAPPS schools including non-district, district and post-district. The official ball for football is Wilson and schools must use a leather Wilson football of their choosing for competition. As you prepare for the coming school year, please insure that your school is in compliance and using the OFFICIAL TAPPS balls for competition.