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Section 138, cont. – Practice/Scrimmage

Athletic By-Laws
Sections 130-198

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. PRACTICE/ SCRIMMAGE. A scrimmage is a practice that is a simulated contest between not more than four (4) teams.  The following restrictions apply:
    • Do not count towards the maximum number of games allowed
    • Maximum Number
      • Three (3) for football
        1. Five (5) days between scrimmages
        2. Five (5) days between last scrimmage and first game
      • Four (4) for all other sports
    • No admission may be charged
    • Officials may be used
    • Officials shall not be paid
      • May be reimbursed for:
        1. Meals
        2. Mileage
    • A scrimmage may be scheduled after games have been played.
    • A scrimmage contract should be obtained between the official’s chapter and the host school. A reasonable fee may be paid to the official’s chapter.