LATEST COVID-19 and 2020 SEASON UPDATES

Due to various federal, state and local orders/guidance, including from UIL, TAPPS and TASO, regarding the coronavirus pandemic, there are many changes to the 2020 schedule of events.

For example...

1.  The Chapter's annual spring meeting scheduled for 6 April has been postponed, date/location pending.

2.  The Chapter's Beau Hicks On-Field Clinic (15-16 May) has been cancelled.

3.  All UIL and TAPPS Spring intrasquad scrimmages have been cancelled.

This is a fluid and dynamic situation.  While UIL is committed to playing out this season the latest resurgence may generate further changes as UIL and all schools evaluate their options for the coming 2020 school year/season.  We will be sure to post updates as soon as we hear about them. 

Regardless, we encourage all officials to spend as much time possible studying rules, mechanics and getting in shape.  The lack of the usual clinics and spring scrimmages presents a challenge to all of us, and it will take extra work to overcome these missed training and preparation opportunities. 

Please contact your Division Rep if you are in need of/seeking assistance in preparing for the season.  We will be more than glad to provide additional training and education opportunities.

IMPORTANT:  The 2020 TASO Rules Test is now available!  

You can find it in when you log into your TASO portal. 

**You must score a 70 or better to work any level of game, and an 80 or better to work playoff games! 

Other important updates and events:

1.  Seven-official crew training was conducted on-line via Zoom, at the following dates/times:

     -- 1 June, Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ... Scrimmage plays, including goal line mechanics

     -- 2 June, Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ... Kick plays and reverse mechanics

     -- 8 June, Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ... Scrimmage plays, including goal line mechanics

     -- 9 June, Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ... Kick plays and reverse mechanics

 Additional training is pending and further sessions will be announced via Arbiter and through your Division Reps.

The Young Guns Program is offering ongoing Zoom training which is beneficial for officials of all levels.  Please check your email for these dates/times.  Go to the Education tab for further information on the Young Guns program, led by Eric Smith.

*** The Official's section will have the actual links to chapter Zoom meetings. ***

 *** If you did not receive an email via Arbiter regarding these dates and links, please contact your Division Rep and Rudy Balli to ensure you receive Arbiter blast emails. ***

2.  ** The Annual TASO State Football Meeting scheduled for 25 July has been cancelled.**  

** The TASO Football Board of Directors and Training/Education Committee is organizing an online presentation for all state members.  Details will be provided once they are finalized.

 

3.  ALL On-Field and Regional Rules Clinics are cancelled across the state, including the Regional Rules Clinic we had scheduled.  

 

*NOTE:  TASO extended it's deadline for early registration to 1 July.  Registration will now incur the $25 late fee.

Note:  Scheduling of crews for varsity games during the first six weeks of the season has been posted to Arbiter.  Please go in and update any blocks you may have ASAP, and accept your games.

 

Please reference the 2020 Chapter Event Schedule posted below for further information.  

Other important updates will be sent out via Arbiter and posted on this website.

  • For UIL updates, please go to:  

      

  • For TAPPS updates, please go to:  

  • For TASO updates, please go to:  

We encourage everyone to follow applicable health practices/guidelines, and we hope everyone remains safe and healthy during these challenging times.

If you have questions, please contact your Division Rep.

Join us in this Centennial Celebration of Texas High School Football. Despite the uncertainties of the current pandemic and it's impact on sports, we continue to prepare for the 2020 season.

Please scroll down for further information on joining the San Antonio Football Chapter, as well as the 2020 Calendar of Events (including training and Chapter meetings).

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Below are the Powerpoint slides used to present the Crew Assignment Proposal at the 28 October General Meeting.  The Proposal was approved by the membership at the 11 November General Meeting and will be implemented for the 2020 season.

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