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Section 146 – Baseball Qualifications

Athletic By-Laws
Sections 130-198

  1. DISTRICT PLAY.  Teams must qualify for the state play-off by competition in district play.
  2. PLAYING DATES. Starting dates for practice, scrimmages, first playing date, and district certification are shown on the current TAPPS calendar.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Schools may substitute two (2) games for each tournament dropped-or-add an additional tournament for each 2 dropped games.  These changes should be clearly noted on the school’s official schedule.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Two Schools Tied.  To resolve a two-way tie, the district executive committee may authorize a single elimination game.  The tie breaking game may be in addition to the 20 allowed games.
    • Three or More Schools Tied. If three or more schools are tied, the district executive committee may authorize a single elimination tournament in addition to the total number of games and tournaments allowed for the season.
  6. QUALIFICATION BY CLASSIFICATION. The number of teams qualifying for the play-offs will be noted in Section 141.
  7. CERTIFICATION OF PLAY-OFF QUALIFIERS. 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 TAPPS calendar.
  8. SEND TO TAPPS OFFICE. The District President’s certification and play-off entries, and program information (rosters, etc.) shall be sent to the TAPPS office by the deadline on the TAPPS current calendar, through TAPPSTER.