Continuing to lead through……..

As I compose this message, we Texans are in the midst of the worst winter storm, probably in recorded history! Most of us (state, county, local officials included) are reacting to an unprecedented situation in which we may have not been adequately prepared.

As the state playoffs are just now beginning for the boys and moving into the area round for the girls, we coaches have brand new barriers confronting us and our teams. Figuring out how to complete the district boys’ schedule, to finding a warm gym for practices and/or playoff games, to ensuring players can make practice and games, while school is not in session are a few more challenges that you coaches have met head-on in this most challenging 2020-2021 season. You are to be commended for your leadership to your players, staff, school, and communities as a whole. You have been, and will be considered in the future, as being leaders that all stakeholders in your area need and seek.

Best of luck to all of you and I hope to see you in San Antonio at the state tourneys next month!

Best Swishes,
Mike Carrabine, 2020-2021 TABC president

UIL Update

UIL has released updated basketball playoff information to account for the interruptions created by the severe weather. Complete information can be found on the UIL website. This information includes:

  • Girls State Championship games will be played March 10th-11th at the Alamodome;
  • Playoff round certification deadlines have been adjusted to allow all playoff games to be played;
  • Schools who have experienced delays in playoff rounds may be required to complete three rounds in a one-week period.

Updated Girls Basketball Post-Season Dates
February 20 Bi-district

February 20-23 Area
February 24-25 Regional Quarterfinals
February 26-27 Regional Semifinals
March 1-2 Regional Finals
March 5-6 State Semifinals
March 10-11 State Finals

  • Rounds may be played on consecutive days. Some circumstances may require this.
  • For girls teams unable to play the area round by February 20, three rounds will need to be completed the week of February 22-27.
  • For girls teams unable to play the bi-district round by February 20, four rounds will need to be completed the week of February 22-27.

The following scheduling flexibility is available for schools by mutual agreement only:

  • Up to four teams can meet at one site to complete multiple rounds. For example, four schools may mutually agree to play the regional semi-final games at one location followed by the regional final game on consecutive days.
  • If schools are choosing to combine playoff rounds with the above options, the second of those rounds must be completed by the deadline listed above.

UIL may consider exceptions to any of the deadlines above on a limited case by case basis.

Updated Boys Basketball Post-Season Dates
February 20 District Certification Deadline

February 20-23 Bi-District
February 24-25 Area
February 26-27 Regional Quarterfinals
March 1-2 Regional Semifinals
March 5-6 Regional Finals
March 8-9 State Semifinals
March 12-13 State Finals

  • Rounds may be played on consecutive days. Some circumstances may require this.
  • For boys teams unable to play the bi-district round by February 20, three rounds will need to be completed the week of February 22-27.

The following scheduling flexibility is available for schools by mutual agreement only:

  • Up to four teams can meet at one site to complete multiple rounds. For example, four schools may mutually agree to play the regional semi-final games at one location followed by the regional final game on consecutive days.
  • If schools are choosing to combine playoff rounds with the above options, the second of those rounds must be completed by the deadline listed above.

UIL may consider exceptions to any of the deadlines above on a limited case by case basis.

TAPPS Update

UAs we begin to move out of the weather conditions of earlier this week, we continue to review and plan for the basketball playoffs. Thank you to all who have contacted the TAPPS office with a desire to complete the regular seasons based on games played out on the courts and not through dropping games or other contingencies. As a result, the playoff schedule has been amended as outlined below.

District Certification February 25
Bi-District February 27
Area March 2
Regional March 6
Semifinal March 9
Championships March 12-13

Games may be played in advance of the schedule as agreed upon by the schools involved if weather and COVID-19 metrics allow. Games may not be scheduled past the deadlines shown above.

If you have any questions, please contact TAPPS at info@tapps.biz.

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UIL All-Region – February 17
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Private School All-State – March 7

Dean Weese Outstanding Coach – March 17

Don Coleman Outstanding Coach – March 24

Middle School Coach of the Year – April 1

Student Assistant of the Year – April 1

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TABC CLINIC

May 13-15, 2021, San Antonio, Texas

TABC is happy to announce that the 2021 clinic will remain in San Antonio and move into the beautiful Dub Farris Center where speakers will be able to do their presentations on the court and providing plenty of space for coaches to socially distance. Thursday morning begins with the annual golf tournament and clinic registration. The Hall of Fame induction banquet will be on Saturday in the ballroom at our host hotel, the Airport Hilton. Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. Be sure to pre-register for the 2021 clinic to save money and to avoid delays when having to register on-site. TABC has negotiated special clinic prices with the host hotel and other nearby hotels. Look for more information on those soon.

TABC CLINIC

May 13-15, 2021
San Antonio, Texas

TABC is happy to announce that the 2021 clinic will remain in San Antonio and move into the beautiful Dub Farris Center where speakers will be able to do their presentations on the court and providing plenty of space for coaches to socially distance. Thursday morning begins with the annual golf tournament and clinic registration. The Hall of Fame induction banquet will be on Saturday in the ballroom at our host hotel, the Airport Hilton. Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. Be sure to pre-register for the 2021 clinic to save money and to avoid delays when having to register on-site. TABC has negotiated special clinic prices with the host hotel and other nearby hotels. Look for more information on those soon.

TABC CAMP OF CHAMPS

June 2021, Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern University has suspended all contracted activities on their campus for the summer of 2021.  Therefore the 2021 TABC Camp of Champs will not be held at Southwestern University in Georgetown.  TABC is committed to providing the best camp experience possible and is currently investigating alternate sites.  Information will be provided in the TABC Roundball Round-up newsletter and here on the TABC website as it becomes available.

The TABC, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, invites your son or daughter to come and find out why the TABC Camp of Champs has come to be known as “the basketball camp FOR the basketball player.” Over the past 28 years, these camps have become a Texas Hoop Tradition. Our primary goal each summer is to help every player improve his or her skill level, while expanding their Basketball I.Q. and most importantly, having FUN! The TABC Camp of Champs Experience is guided by the ideal of helping each player by putting “the FUN in Fundamentals.” Our reputation for the camps has come from a focus on “All Basketball, All the Time!”

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CAMP OF CHAMPS

June 2021, Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern University has suspended all contracted activities on their campus for the summer of 2021.  Therefore the 2021 TABC Camp of Champs will not be held at Southwestern University in Georgetown.  TABC is committed to providing the best camp experience possible and is currently investigating alternate sites.  Information will be provided in the TABC Roundball Round-up newsletter and here on the TABC website as it becomes available.

The TABC, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, invites your son or daughter to come and find out why the TABC Camp of Champs has come to be known as “the basketball camp FOR the basketball player.” Over the past 28 years, these camps have become a Texas Hoop Tradition. Our primary goal each summer is to help every player improve his or her skill level, while expanding their Basketball I.Q. and most importantly, having FUN! The TABC Camp of Champs Experience is guided by the ideal of helping each player by putting “the FUN in Fundamentals.” Our reputation for the camps has come from a focus on “All Basketball, All the Time!”

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