4.20.18 -- 2018 BASEBALL SATURDAY POSTINGS

SATURDAY BASEBALL GAMES

GAME 1 10:00 AM Field 3   -- STEPHENVILLE vs JOHNSON COUNTY

GAME 2 10:00 AM Field 4  -- AUSTIN ROYALS JV vs WIND

GAME 3  NOON    Field 3 -- DASCHE vs EXEL

GAME 4  NOON     Field 4  -- SAN ANTONIO vs Winner game 1

GAME 5  2:00 PM   Field 3 -- AUSTIN ROYALS Var vs LUBBOCK

GAME 6  2:00 PM   Field 4 -- Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 2

GAME 7  4:00 PM  Field 3 -- Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 3

GAME 8  6:00 PM  Field 4 -  Winner game 6 vs Winner Game 7

2.2.18 -- WELCOME TO WINSTON SCHOOL OF SAN ANTONIO

The Winston School of San Antonio has chose to join TAIAO effective with the 2018/2019 season for all of it’s sports!  Welcome to the TAIAO Family!

11.10.17 -- CHANT FORFEITS SEASON

The Coaches and Administration of the CHANT Chargers have self reported the use of an ineligible player in all of their 2017 football games.  A player told them he was still home schooling, but they found through photographic evidence that the player had graduated from school last year.

As a result, all of CHANTS games for 2017 are considered forfeits including the upcoming playoff game.  Because of CHANT self reporting, their other players will remain eligible for post-season honors, and there will not be any further repercussions against the organization.

7.7.17 -- PAPERWORK TIME

Can you believe that summer is going by so fast!  This email has several important items, so please read it all the way through.

 All of the above forms are kept on file at the school/organization and do not need to be submitted to TAIAO offices.

7.7.17 -- WELCOME TO ACTON ACADEMY!

Acton Academy in Austin has joined TAIAO for Varsity Basketball!  Welcome Coach Bazan and if he contacts you for games, help him out!

7.1.17 -- 2017 SUMMER MEETING

The Fourth Annual TAIAO Summer Meeting was held on Saturday June 17 at NYOS Charter School in Austin.

Full minutes of the meeting are available below.  Highlights of the meeting included:

3.24.17 -- WELCOME TO FORTIS ACADEMY

Welcome Fortis Academy in Liberty Hill to TAIAO!  They will be joining us in Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field and Soccer!

2.10.17 -- 2017 TAIAO TRACK MEET

The 2017 TAIAO Track Meet will be held on April 22, 2017 in Keene Texas.  Detailed information can be found on the Track Page of the TAIAO Website.

2.3.17 -- CLARIFICATION OF THE 14 YO “Playing Up” RULE

(((SEE THE “8th GRADE PLAYUP” FORM on the forms page)))

A couple of inquiries have been made concerning TAIAO’s policy allowing 14 year olds (as of Sept 1 of the current school year) to play on the Varsity Level without affecting their eligibility, in general, as well as specifically Track and Field.  The following are some questions that have been asked along with the answers:

  1. What is the TAIAO policy for allowing TAIAO member athletes to play on the varsity level without affecting their eligibility.

TAIAO policy does allow a 14 YO (as of Sept 1) to play on the varsity level, but unless some very specific exceptions apply, that 14 YO would use the first year of eligibility (out of four total).  Schools/organizations in the smallest division are allowed to “play up” without losing a year of eligibility if it is required for the organization to field a team.  Here is the rule from the TAIAO General Rules (Section 236.F.1):  

“Playing Up”; Only students in the smallest division will be allowed to participate at the High School level without affecting their high school eligibility (See Subsection 236. E. above). Playing up will only be allowed if the Member Organization cannot field the minimum number of players required plus 2 for all sports other than football and plus 3 for football to begin the event, contest, game or match for the sport in question.  The sole purpose of “Playing Up” a student shall be to allow the Member Organization to participate in the sport in question and shall not be for the purpose of allowing the team in question to be more competitive.  This shall apply to any event, contest, competition or game including, without limitation, against both TAIAO and non-TAIAO opponents.

2) How does this rule apply to track?

While not currently specified in the rule, the Steering Committee has looked at this issue in depth over the last several days.  TAIAO has made a conscious decision to discourage “playing up”.  We found that the “Plus 2” rule for sports other than football does could not be applied to track, because most events are individual events.  Allowing organizations to “play up” 14 YO’s without impacting their eligibility just to have participation in more individual events is effectively doing so just to make the overall team better, as opposed to needing to move them up in order to be able to field a team.  The EXCEPTION is relay events.  If a HS team only has 3 competitors in all events, then they cannot field a 4 person relay.  As such, the rules would allow a 14 YO to play up for the relay, without affecting his/her eligibility.  If they participated at the High School Level for other events however, then they would be considered a HS student and start their eligibility running.  To be clear, if an organization has 4 competitors in any events, EVEN IF ONE doesn’t normally participate in relays, this exception would not apply.

3) Can an athlete that “plays up” in track and is granted an exception compete in other events as a Middle School Athlete?

Yes.  Section 236.F.2 states that an athlete cannot play at the Middle School level and High School level in the same week.  The Steering Committee has determined that an exception to this rule is warranted for track athletes that are playing up only to allow their organization to have a HS relay team.  To not grant this exception would effectively ban such an athlete from participating in any other events than the relay.

4)  Do the “playing up” rules apply to all games/contests, or just to games/contests against other TAIAO opponents

All contests.  We cannot have different eligibility rules for games that are not against TAIAO opponents.  If a 14 YO athlete “plays up” in a non TAIAO meet or game without an eligibility exemption under rule 236.F.1, they would lose that year of eligibility even if they played at the MS level for all TAIAO meets or games.

        5)  What if our organization does not participate in TAIAO for all sports?

An athlete cannot be a MS athlete for one sport, and a HS athlete for others in the same year.  For example, if an organization does not participate in TAIAO basketball and they have a 14 YO athlete that plays at the HS level (without a 236.F.1 exception), then they want to allow that 14 YO to play at the MS level for Football, that would not be permissible under the rules.

        6)  Why is the policy so restrictive?

TAIAO has a significant number of members that are Home School organizations.  As such we have to be VERY CAREFUL with the perception that Non TAIAO schools and leagues have of our members.  Rightly or wrongly, Home School organizations are sometimes perceived as allowing anyone to play regardless of grade or age.  Since we determine eligibility by age, rather than grade as other leagues do, we have to enforce the age limits vigorously, or risk having non TAIAO members accuse our members of playing ineligible athletes.  In addition, there is a risk to the athlete.  If a 14YO plays up, EVEN WITH AN EXCEPTION, they could be told they do not have a senior year of eligibility if they choose to transfer to a school that is not in our league.  It is for this reason that we have very limited exceptions regulating when a 14 YO can play up without losing eligibility.  All of that being said, it is important to understand that other leagues DO NOT ALLOW 14 YO’s to ‘play up’ under any circumstances.  Our ‘restrictive’ policy is actually allows more flexibility than other leagues.

Questions about this or any other General Rules should be addressed to the Steering Committee.

11.28.16 -- ALL STAR WEATHER UPDATE

TAIAO All Star Game Coaches, Players and Families –

 

We are giving consideration to playing the games Friday night.  See weather forecast below. The weather changes late Friday night/early Saturday morning as a wet cold front moves into Bryan, TX.   Cold & rainy day will affect enjoyment of the games by players, fans and coaches.

 

We are considering the following

1.           Make a decision Wednesday night if the games will be played on Friday instead of Saturday

a.       If, e.g., 60+% chance of rain during Saturday game time then move to Friday…assuming Friday is better

2.           Potential Schedule change result is …..Friday

a.       3:30 – 4:30 - D2 walk through practice

b.       5:00 kick off - D2 game

c.       5:30- 6:30 - D1 walk through practice

d.       8:00 kick off  D1 game or 20 minutes after D2 ends if it is later than 8 PM

e.       No activities on Saturday

 

 

This will be confirmed one way or another Wednesday by 10 PM once a more firm weather forecast is available

 

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding

10.21.16 -- TAIAO ACADEMIC MEET UPDATE

There is new information available about our ACADEMIC and FINE ARTS MEET to be held April 22, 2017 in Austin -- see the TAIAO Academic website page:  

https://taiao.org/sportsandactivities/academic-and-fine-arts/

10.16.16 -- WELCOME FOUNDERS CLASSICAL ACADEMY - LEANDER

Founders Classical Academy of Leander has joined TAIAO for there MS Boys and Girls Basketball!  Please welcome coach McClallen!

10.16.16 -- PRIVATE SCHOOL ALL STAR GAME

Hey guys, this is Coach Perry Myers from Harvest Christian Academy in Watauga and I will be taking on the duties of organizing the Private School All-Star for 2016. The All-Star game is for 2017 seniors only and each roster will consist of 25 players each. Teams in Waco and up will be joining the North while teams below Waco will join the South.

Each student athlete must be able to attend 2 practices during the week of December 5th- 9th. The North is hosting the game on Saturday, December 10th at Harvest Christian Academy. The address is listed below:

Harvest Christian Academy

7200 Denton Highway

Watauga, Tx, 76148

North Coaches: Perry Myers of Harvest Christian Academy, Zach Seifert of Waco Vanguard, and possibly Kirby Rasco of North Central Texas Academy

South Coaches: Chris George of Hill Country School in San Marcos and staff,Cody Martin of Summit Christian Academy

Here is a tentative itinerary for the day’s events.

December 10th.

12:00    Catered Lunch

1:00 Jersey Presentation

3:00    Combine

6:00    Game Time

Please email me student athlete nominations by NOVEMBER 1st. Provide name, school, and contact information. I will soon be sending out the player applications and registration info. Thanks everyone!

Perry Myers

Athletic Director

Harvest Christian Academy

pmyers@hcasaints.org

254-744-8967 (Cell)

 9.28.16 -- USE OF DRONES AT TAIAO EVENTS PROHIBITED

There have been some inquiries about the use of Drones at football games or other TAIAO events.  The Steering Committee has prepared a memo outlining TAIAO guidance in this matter, prohibiting the use of Drones at any TAIAO game.  The full memo is available here:  DRONE USE MEMO.

9.23.16 -- BASKETBALL SURVEY

As you know Basketball season is just around the corner, and we are excited about the growth of TAIAO Basketball.  Our tournament this year will be another great event at the Round Rock Sports Center, and will be bigger than last year!

 

We now need to verify who all will be participating.  Please click the link below and complete the very brief survey at your earliest convenience.

 

SURVEY LINK

9.6.16 -- LUBBOCK HOME SCHOOL REPRIMANDED FOR PLAYING 2 VARSITY GAMES IN THE SAME WEEK

The Lubbock Home School Titans have received a letter of reprimand and been placed on probation for 1 year due to playing more than one Varsity Football game in one week in violation league rules.  They also must remove the team and player statistics from Maxpreps for the second game in that week.  Lubbock Home School cooperated fully with the investigation and has accepted the sanctions.  A copy of the letter of reprimand can be found here.

7.22.16 -- NEW FORM FOR PLAYING 8TH GRADERS ON VARSITY LEVEL

In certain circumstances, some organizations can play 8th graders on the varsity level without affecting the athletes 4 years of eligibility.  There is a new form for use in getting approval from the applicable sports committee when playing an 8th grader on the varsity level.  You can find the form HERE (under “Compliance Forms”), or on the TAIAO App.

7.9.16 -- COACHES GAME PASSES

Section 268 of the TAIAO General Rules allows each member organization to receive event passes for use in connection with TAIAO sponsored contests, events, games and matches.  These passes are to be honored at all home games of TAIAO organizations.

Each organization can obtain up to 4 passes for football events and up to 3 additional passes for other sports.

A school administrator can request the passes by clicking HERE.  Passes will be prepared and mailed to the administrator for distribution to the coaches.

Please insure that your gate personnel are familiar with the passes and TAIAO policy regarding honoring them.

7.9.16 - COACHES TRAINING and ADMINISTRATORS CERTIFICATION

A reminder that all coaches in their first year have several training courses that are required.  Veteran coaches are required to take the courses every other year.  The courses can be accessed at http://nfhslearn.com.

        

        REQUIRED COURSES                        RECOMMENDED COURSES

        Fundamentals of Coaching                        Heat Acclimatization

        First Aid                                        Sportsmanship

        Concussions In Sports

At least one person who has completed the required training must be in attendance at all games and practices.

Each year an organization's administrator is required to complete the “Administrator's Rules Acknowledgement Form” and submit it to TAIAO offices.  There are two methods for completing the form.  You can download the form here (TAIAO.org>”TAIAO Documents and Forms”>”Compliance Forms”>”Admin Rules Acknowledgment Download”) and email it to walldredge@austin.rr.com, or you can complete the form electroncially here (TAIAO.org>”TAIAO Documents and Forms”>”Compliance Forms”>”Electronic Admin Rules Acknowledgement”).

7.3.16 - DAVE CAMPBELL ASSESSMENT OF TAIAO

Quote from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football about TAIAO:  “The most exciting league in Texas?  Perhaps.”

7.2.16 -- TAIAO SUMMER MEETING MINUTES AND RULES POSTED

The minutes of the June 18, 2016 Summer meeting have been posted to the website along with the updated General Rules and Football plan.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE MEETING MINUTES)

Amongst other changes, the following were announced/adopted:

GENERAL RULES  (CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAIL)

FOOTBALL PLAN  (CLICK HERE FOR FOOTBALL PLAN)

6.10.16 -- BRAND NEW TAIAO APP and 2016/2017 RULES CHANGES

FIRST:  Many of you found the TAIAO App very useful and helpful last year.  Unfortunately the vendor had some challenges, and the App has been disabled for the last few months.  THE NEW APP IS HERE!  With the App you can keep up with Real Time TAIAO announcements, report your game scores and much more!  Search “TAIAO” in your App Store, or click HERE to go the download page of the Website.

SECOND:  There are several rule changes that will take effect this coming year.  They will be covered in detail at the TAIAO Summer Meeting on Jun 18, but you can download a list of them HERE.

5.27.16 -- SUMMER MEETING REMINDER

Be sure to plan for our 3rd Annual Summer meeting to be held June 18, from 9:00 - 4:00 in Bastrop.  The hotel will be the Hampton Inn and Suites, 240 s. Hasler Blvd, Bastrop, Tx  78602

You can reserve a discounted rate of $119.00 for a double if you book before June 5!  Click here (RESERVE ROOM) to take advantage of this rate.  From this page, enter the dates (Jun 17, and Jun 18, then click “Add Special Rate Code”.  On that page enter “TAI” in the “Group Code” box.

If you prefer you can call the hotel directly at 512.321.2898.

5.6.16 -- TAIAO WELCOMES BVCHEA

BVCHEA has joined TAIAO for Football and Volleyball for the upcoming seasons.  They have a rich history and will be a great addition!  Welcome to Coach Harris and the whole organization!

4.30.16 --  TRACK AND BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PAGES HAVE BEEN UPDATED

Results from the 2016 TAIAO Track Meet, and the 2016 Baseball/Softball Championships have been added to their respective website pages -- check them out!

4.30.16 -- CENTEX CHARGERS WILL NOT FIELD A VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM IN 2016

The CENTEX CHARGERS will not be able to field a varsity football team in 2016.  They are currently planning to play 11-man Middle School football.  Best of luck to all of the CENTEX Volunteers in rebuilding a great program!

4.1.16 -- SUMMER MEETING UPDATE

The Annual Meeting of TAIAO will be held on Saturday June 18 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Bastrop Texas.  Click Here for more information.  We need to know how many are coming so we can buy lunch!  You also have a chance to submit agenda items, or give your proxy vote to another organization if you cannot make it.

4.1.16 -- WELCOME AUSTIN ACHIEVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Austin Achieve Public Schools will have a 6-Man football team for the first time this coming season and has joined TAIAO -- Welcome to Coach Temple and his team!

3.25.16 -- SUBMIT YOUR DAVE CAMPBELL’S TEXAS FOOTBALL QUESTIONNAIRE

If you have not already done so, now is a great time to submit your Summer Questionnaire to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and get your team listed in the Bible of Texas Football!  There is a link to submit your questionnaire on the Football Page!

3.18.16 -- SUBMIT YOUR FOOTBALL SCHEDULES AND ROSTERS

Football coaches now is a good time to get your schedules and rosters entered into the various places on the web.  We are providing a checklist and links below to help you out.  While the only one required by TAIAO is MAXPREPS, the others are also a part of the sports community and most programs use them as well.

MAXPREPS.COM -- www.maxpreps.com

All Varsity teams are required to track records and game statistics at MaxPreps.  Go to Maxpreps.com to join.

        SIXMANFOOTBALL.COM

This site is a great resource for Six Man Football discussion, games needed and much more.  Go to sixmanfootball.com and click “Schedules”

        PIGSKINPREP.COM

Another site that tracks schedules and rankings.  Email your schedule to request_2@pigskinprep.com.

3.11.16 -- WELCOME TO THE WINGS ATHLETIC PROGRAM

The Wings Athletic Program in Corpus Christi has officially joined TAIAO!  Reach out to Coach Garrett, Coach Ritchie, Coach Gilbert, Coach Larza and all of the other folks in the Wings Organization to welcome them!  They will participate in HS Football, and HS and MS Basketball in the upcoming seasons!

2.26.16 -- 2016 SCRIMMAGE FEST

The Hidden Valley Panthers are hosting a 2016 Scrimmage Fest on August 13, 2016!  See here for details!

2.20.16 -- WELCOME TO HIDDEN VALLEY HOME SCHOOL

Hidden Valley Home School from the San Marcos, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake area is a new program that will participate in Varsity and Middle School football for 2016.  Welcome to Coach Jimmy Allen and his team.  Feel free to reach out to him to schedule games (his contact info has been included in the TAIAO contact page).

2.20.16 --  Congratulations to our 2016 Basketball Champions!

MS GIRLS                            BASTROP TRIBE

MS BOYS                             El Paso Home School

Varsity Girls                               Founders Classical

Varsity Boys D2                       El Paso Home School JV

Varsity Boys D1                       El Paso Home School

Thanks to everyone that helped with the tournament!

2.19.16 -- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 BASKETBALL FINALISTS!!

9:00 AM        MS Girls                Bastrop Tribe Vs Tyler Heat

10:10 AM          MS Boys                El Paso Vs Bastrop Tribe

11:20 AM          Vars D2 Boys                NYOS vs El Paso JV

12:30 PM          Vars Girls                Founders Classical Vs Tyler Heat

1:40 PM             Vars D1 Boys           El Paso Vs Founders Classical

2.6.16 -- TRACK MEET DATES ANNOUNCED

TAIAO will host its STATE TRACK MEET on April 23, 2016 at Keene High School in Keene Texas!  Please respond to the TRACK SURVEY to indicate your intentions to participate!

2.6.16 -- WELCOME TO THE FORT BEND CHARGERS

They HCYA Fort Bend Chargers are the latest organization to join TAIAO.  They will participate in High School and Middle School football for the 2016 season.  Welcome to coach Pavlik and Coach McComas!

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1.17.16 -- Updated Basketball Tournament information available

You will find the most up to date information about our 2016 basketball tournament on our basketball page:  https://taiao.org/sportsandactivities/basketball/.

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12.19.15 -- Baseball/Softball Participation?

TAIAO is planning to host a Baseball/Softball Tournament during the weekend of April 15/16.  What we need to know now is if you will participate!!  Please click HERE to indicate your intentions to participate in our tournament.  Total cost will be determined based on the number of commitments we receive!

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12.5.15

A Great Day of High Level Football in the 2015 TAIAO All Star Games!

The culmination of the 2015 football season for TAIAO was the 2015 All Star Games held at San Antonio Winston on December 5, 2015.  Fantastic athletes from both divisions competed in great games!

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11.28.15

CONGRATULATIONS TO TAIAO STATE CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to Stephenville Faith on their victory over Melissa Chant in the 2015 Division 2 TAIAO State Championship!  

Congratulations to SA FEAST on their victory over Fort Worth THESA in the 2015 Division 1 TAIAO State Championship!

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11.20.15

2015 ALL STAR TEAM ANNOUNCED!!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEAM!

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11.13.15 -- Playing Younger Kids Up

A question has come up a couple of times recently regarding when it is allowable for age eligible 8th graders to play on the varsity level without affecting their 4 year eligibility.  The following is from Section 236 of the TAIAO General Rules:

E. Younger Students: Due to safety concerns;

1. A Member Organization in the smallest division for a particular sport may incorporate

students who will be 14 years old as of September 1st in the year of participation onto

their varsity High School team without affecting their varsity eligibility.

2. A Member Organization participating in other than the smallest division for a particular

sport may incorporate students who will be 14 years old as of September 1st in the year

of participation onto their High School team at the junior varsity level without affecting

their varsity eligibility.

3. Any student playing on a member organization’s High School team MAY NOT

participate on the Middle School team during the same week.

4. No student 13 years or younger as of September 1st in the year of participation may play

on any TAIAO High School team.

When the rule was being discussed as the General Rules were being established the “spirit” of this rule was to allow team to be able to form teams that otherwise would not be able to.  For example, a team in the smaller division that had only 5 or 6 varsity basketball players, would be in danger of not fielding a team unless they were permitted to “play up” an 8th grader or two.  The intent of this rule was not allow teams to make their teams BETTER by playing up 8th graders.  A varsity basketball team that has 8 or more players does not NEED the 8th graders in order to field a team, so playing up 8th graders would not align with the “spirit” of the rule.  Of course the numbers are different for Football/Volleyball/Soccer/Baseball/Softball, but the intent remains the same.

Having explained the spirit of the rule, we understand that, as written, the “Letter” of the law does not specify a “cut-off” number for any sport.

It is our hope that member organizations will strive to adhere to the “Spirit” of this rule for all sports in 2015 and 2016, however there will be no formal enforcement beyond the “letter” of the rules.  For the 2016 year end tournaments, TAIAO will enforce this rule as it is written.  Seeding for the statewide tournaments will not factor in having 8th graders playing up.

It is our intention to amend the rule during the 2015 annual meeting to more specifically reflect the “spirit” originally intended when the rule was drafted.

Thank you,

TAIAO STEERING COMMITTEE

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10.6.15 - Sanction Imposed on Parkview Christian Academy Coach and Players

The TAIAO Football Committee has completed an investigation in to the matter of whether ineligible athletes were allowed to participate in football games by Parkview Christian Academy.  

Here are the findings:

Players Spencer Titz and Staffan Vincent were not eligible for the 2015 season but were on the official roster of Parkview Christian Academy.  The athletes participated in four games.  Coach Holcomb was aware of the issue, but it is unclear if he knowingly violated the rules, or simply did not follow through on his responsibility as a coach to verify the athletes eligibility.  Coach Holcomb has resigned from Parkview Christian Academy.

Once notified of the possibility of ineligible athletes, Parkview Christian Academy conducted it’s own investigation and immediately removed the ineligible players from the team.  It is clear, and records confirm, that Parkview Christian Academy has taken the appropriate steps and done so with the speed and responsibility that anyone could hope and expect.

As a result of the above violations the following sanctions have been imposed:

Parkview Christian Academy must forfeit the games that the ineligible athletes participated in (Live Oak, Holy Trinity, Williamson County, Centex).

Player Staffan Vincent is prohibited from participation in TAIAO activities for the school year 2015-2016.

Player Spencer Titz is prohibited from participation in TAIAO activities for the school year 2015-2016.

Coach Gary Holcomb is prohibited from participation in TAIAO activities for the school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.  If in the future he returns to any TAIAO organization he will be placed on an automatic one year probation, and must complete a Rules and Policies review class with a member of TAIAO leadership to verify his understanding and commitment to the organization’s policies.

The committee wants to emphasize that it believes that the administration and staff of Parkview Christian Academy acted expeditiously and appropriately when they learned of the possible violations.  It is the understanding of the committee that the school administration was not aware of the ineligibility of the players and that they relied on the recommendation of the Athletic Director and Head Coach.  They cooperated fully with the committee and no further actions or sanctions are contemplated against the school.

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10.1.15  Divisions Finalized

The 2015 Football Divisions have been finalized -- please see the FOOTBALL PAGE for details.

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9.26.15 -  Welcome Fayette County Sports Association

Fayette County Sports Association has joined TAIAO for the 2015 Football Season.  They will compete in division 2.  Please reach out to CH Harvey to welcome them to our growing league!

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9.4.15 - FOOTBALL ROSTER INFO DUE SEPT 15

TAIAO Football Coaches,

This is a reminder that your High School Football Rosters must be complete (player name, jersey number, height, weight and classification) in Max Preps on your team’s page no later than September 15.  This is the Final roster for eligible players for each team for the remainder of the season.

Player/Team Stats Eligibility for Post Season Honors and Recognition – All stats for a game/player shall be completed and entered into MaxPreps no later than the end of the day on each Tuesday following the game played.  Any coach/team that does not complete this information accordingly jeopardizes the eligibility of the player for post season honors.  While exceptions can be made, it is highly unlikely they will occur.

Good luck this season!!

Thanks!

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9.4.15 - WELCOME PROVIDENCE PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Providence Preparatory School has joined TAIAO for Boys Basketball for the 2015-2016 Basketball season.  Please reach out the Bret Billman to welcome them, and see if you can get them on your schedule for this year!

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8.8.15 -- WELCOME LUBBOCK TITANS

The Lubbock Homeschool Titans have finalized their membership in TAIAO for Varsity and Middle School Football!  Please reach out to Coach Appleton and welcome him.  He is still looking for a few games, so if you have an opening, reach out to him.  His contact information has been included on the Contact Page.

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7.24.15 -- IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Remember the important upcoming dates:

August 1, 2015 -- Coaches Certifications for Football and Basketball due -- all training should be completed

August 1, 2015 -- First day of Volleyball Practice

August 1, 2015 -- Volleyball Fees due -- invoices have been sent

August 3, 2015 -- First day of Football Practice  (Starts 4 days of Heat Acclimatization)

August 7, 2015 -- First day for Football Practice in full pads

August 10, 2015 -- First day of Football practice for Middle School (Starts 4 days of Heat Acclimatization)

August 14, 2015 -- First day for scrimmage (Must have 4 days of Heat Acclimatization, and 5 days of pads practice to participate)

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7.10.15 -- Basketball Plan Completed

The 2015/2016 Basketball plan has been finalized and approved by the steering committee.  See the forms page to review the plan.

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6.26.15 -- Griffin School Joins TAIAO for Basketball

Griffin School, a Private School in Austin has joined the TAIAO ranks for Basketball.  You are encouraged to contact Thomas Schiefer (thomas@griffinschool.org) to get his Varsity Boys team on your schedule!

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6.24.15 – 2nd Annual TAIAO Summer Meeting

The 2nd annual TAIAO Summer meeting was held on June 20, 2015 at Parkview Christian Academy in Waco Texas.  Sixteen of our organizations were able to attend.  Each of the sport committees were able to report to the membership on 2014/2015 results and 2015/2016 plans.

Highlights of the meeting included the re-election of Jimmy Stanford to the Steering Committee, Introduction of the TAIAO calendar, introduction of the Volleyball plan by Coach Billy Helm, a decision to add a 3rd Division to Basketball to accommodate larger programs that play year round basketball, the TAIAO Website, and the TAIAO APP.

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6.24.15 - Volleyball Plan Completed

The 2015 Volleyball plan has been finalized an approved by the steering committee.

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6.24.15 -- 2015/2015 Fee Due Dates Announced

Due dates for TAIAO fees for specific sports have been set.  Click HERE to go to the Fees Page.

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6.20.15 -- TAIAO APP

TAIAO has an incredible communication tool available to it's members.  Go to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (Iphone) and search "TAIAO" -- Download the app and check out the tabs available.  The league will be able to communicate with you directly through the App with important updates and news!