H.B. 2038 Requirements
The Texas Girls Coaches Association, in partnership with Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, is offering, FREE OF CHARGE, the training required by H.B. 2038. Coaches were required by state law to complete two (2) hours of concussion training no later than September 1, 2012. In addition, coaches are required to complete two (2) hours of additional concussion training every two years. The Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine group is certified through the TEA and approved by the UIL to offer the concussion training course. Through the website of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, this course is being offered online at no cost to all coaches. A test must be passed at the completion of the course. If the test is passed, the coach will then be able to print a certificate of completion that can be filed with their school. Please proceed to the following link to begin the training. Once you have accessed the link, click on “Texas Coaches Concussion Training”.
SUMMER CLINIC HOTEL RESERVATION SERVICES
Hotel Reservation Services for Summer Clinic is now open. Click on the "Summer Clinic" link in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. The hotels are listed underneath the link you click to make reservations. You MUST use this link to obtain the TGCA hotel rate. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the site, please contact Jerry Esters at the Austin Conventions and Visitors Bureau, 512-583-7260, email@example.com. Rooms will go fast, so be sure and make your reservations early. HOTEL CUT OFF DATE IS JUNE 17TH. After that date, you will have to deal with the hotels directly and you can no longer have the TGCA rate. Don't wait!
2012-13 TGCA SOFTBALL HONORS
All 2012-13 TGCA Softball honors have now been posted to the website under the Softball tab. Congratulations to all!
The May Newsletter is now available on-line. Archived copies of our newsletters are available by clicking the "Newsletter" link on the left.
TGCA NIGHTS AT THE BALLPARK WITH THE ROUND ROCK EXPRESSThe Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond will be offering discounted ticket rates for TGCA member coaches and their families during Summer Clinic. The Express will be facing the Oklahoma RedHawks on Monday, July 8th, at 7:05; Tuesday, July 9th, at 7:05; and Wednesday, July 10th, at 7:05. Click here for more information regarding the discounted rates and the promo code.
2013 TGCA GOLF SCRAMBLE AT SUMMER CLINIC
Jerry's Sporting Goods will be sponsoring the golf scramble at Summer Clinic again this year. The fun begins with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Pine Forest Golf Club, 636 Riverside Dr., in Bastrop. Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. $60.00 entry fee for individuals and $200.00 entry fee for complete teams. Entry fee includes 18 holes with cart, lunch and drinks, plus golfer gifts, raffle prizes and awards. Entry deadline is July 1. Grab your friends and join the fun! Click here for the entry form.
*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 TGCA SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS*
HALL OF FAME:
MARGARET MCKOWN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR:
TGCA STATE AWARD OF MERIT CITATION:
2013 TGCA CLINIC DATES
July 9 - 12, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
TGCA ON-LINE HONORS NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please remember that membership deadline for nomination is November 1. All on-line nomination deadlines are the Monday at noon before a particular sport's state meet. Sub-Varsity on-line nomination deadline is May 1. To access simple and detailed instructions on nominating for TGCA honors on-line, click here.
UIL IN-SERVICE PRESENTATIONS
The 2012-13 UIL In-Service Presentations as presented at Summer Clinic are now available. Click on the update you wish to view.
TGCA RESOURCE CENTER NOW OPEN
The agreement between the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Coaches Choice to launch a Resource Center is now a reality. The Resource Center is designed to allow individuals access to educational materials at a discounted price. Coaches Choice has designed the Resource Center especially for TGCA and people interested in girls' athletics in all sports. Everyone is encouraged to go to the Resource Center site. It's as simple as clicking on the logo shown above. Please take the time to walk through the different features offered. Do not miss the section on wearables. These wearables are specifically designed to support the Texas Girls Coaches Association. This site will be continually expanding and will make available an unlimited source of educational materials for you from various outlets in a variety of delivery methods. The Resource Center is designed to be an economical way to obtain up to date educational material to help you become better in your field.
TGCA HOTEL RESERVATIONS DIRECT LINKS
Radisson Austin - $112.00
Crowne Plaza - $109.00
LaQuinta - Use code TGCA to obtain the TGCA rate
(Subject to Availability)
Austin Omni Southpark - $119.00
$129.00 with breakfast, but you must call the hotel direct to make reservations for the breakfast rate, 1-800-THE-OMNI
These are year-round rates. (Cannot be used during Summer Clinic.) Just click on the link and the code is automatically entered. Enjoy your stay!
NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT
TGCA has jointly sponsored with American Income Life to now supply all of its members a $3,500.00 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit through your membership. This benefit is NO cost to you. Also, you are eligible to receive a NO cost Health Services Discount Card which can save your family 20%-60% on vision care, hearing care and prescriptions. In addition, again at NO cost, you can receive Child Safe Kits for your children and grandchildren. Contact Hether Adams for more information, (512) 517-8574, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TGCA WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWS BLAST NOTICE
In conjunction with Grace Media, TGCA will be sending weekly e-mail blasts, during the school year, containing sports news from across the state and important news items.
If you signed up for the TGCA weekly e-mail news blast last school year, there's no need to rejoin, but please be sure your school is not blocking our e-mails. We had some returned last year and it's because some schools have us filtered out as spam. Please double check and be sure your school is aware that you are wanting this to go through to you.
If you've not signed up yet, it's not too late. Don't miss out. These weekly e-mails deliver happening news directly to your inbox. Just click on the following link to register:
These e-mail blasts not only contain information directly from TGCA, but sports news across the state and nation. Please be sure your e-mail address is current and up to date.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund™ is TGCA's charity of choice. We encourage you to get involved and join the fight against cancer. The new website is now up and running: www.kayyow.com. We encourage you to go to the website for more information, and for any and all questions concerning Kay Yow charitable events, please contact:
To see the Proposed Marketing Plan for High Schools for suggestions and ideas on fundraisers, click here.
Please direct inquiries regarding promotional items to Brenda Keene at email@example.com, 919-819-8305.
MAXPREPS STATS AND SCORES
MaxPreps, an affiliate of CBS Sports, is a FREE sports information service provided to you and your team as a membership benefit of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. MaxPreps.com aspires to cover, at no cost to TGCA members, every team, every game and every player. This tool will be extremely beneficial to you as a high school coach, your parents, fans, school administration, athletic directors and webmasters.
Please enter information on your team. As a member coach of TGCA , take the time to use MaxPreps to provide FREE hard-earned recognition for your team. MaxPreps is an on-line service designed to record your team's achievements. Go to www.maxpreps.com and enter your information today.
Check out the MaxPreps stats and scores on the MaxPreps widget at the bottom of the page.
Any coach who has not received their user name and password for their free MaxPreps team account should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-329-7324 extension 1.
TO ALL COACHES: Please go on-line and check that your profile is up-to-date, including addresses, telephone numbers (school, cell, home), and all other personal information. You can change all information on your profile except your school. Please check your coaching experience and add information as needed. We would also appreciate an update on your e-mail address, as this is our easiest and quickest way to alert you to new developments regarding your sport. Our files are only as accurate as the information you put in them. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.
2ND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES
Smithson Valley High School
Baytown Sterling High School
SCORES AND STATS PRESENTED BY MAXPREPS