Registration has ended for postseason play.

All registered organizations will need to pay the invoice sent to the billing contact on the registration form.

Softball fees can be referenced by visiting our fee schedule page.  All fees are due by April 6th

Please read the information below regarding varsity roster submission, transfer athletes and player eligibility. 

Finally, each organization is responsible for reading and abiding by the General Rules, eligibility requirements as well as the baseball sports plan.

The State Tournament will be held in Seguin TX at Huber Ranch.

Dates April 23rd and 24th,  2024




Division 1 





Division 2

Texas Wind

Lubbock Titans

Waco Christian 

Valor South Austin



The gate will open at 8:00 AM on both days with first games at 9:00am.

Every coach will need to be wearing (or on their person) a wristband.  These will be issued at the entry table to the head coach. A maximum of three free passes per team.

Coaches Passes

Coaches passes can be ordered by sending email to We will leave names at the Gate so three coaches will get in free.



Ticket sales will be Sold at the entry of Huber Ranch Softball Complex.

One Day $10 for adults and $5 for students (ages 6-18 with children under 5 are free) 

Two Day $20 for adults and $10 for students (ages 6-18 with children under 5 are free) 

Cash and Credit Cards are accepted at gate. 



The schedule can be viewed on our website. Please check back here for the link.



Order online by midnight April 4th to 100% guarantee and pick up at the regional tournament.  We will keep the online store open until all items are sold.  Items not sold online will be sold at regional events.



Doug O’Neal – 210-912-2166

Juan Garcia -726-228-0755


MVP and All Tournament Players

Each team will turn in a voter card for the game MVP and Outstanding Player. Which will be tallied up and the player with the most votes will get an award. Coaches will pick players from your opponents’ team.



1:20 time limit for seeded pool Games Finish the inning.

1:30 time limit for Bracket Games Finish the inning.

Tie Breakers will be decided Head-to-Head, then runs allowed. 

NFHS Rules 

Div I and Div 2 will play 3 pool games for seeding.

Single game elimination on Championship Day.

Each team must furnish 6 new NFHS softballs for tournament use. These will be turned into the Designated Tournament Director.

NFHS sanctioned umpires

Two umpires per all games.

If a game is called (for weather or lights) before the inning ends, all scores refer back to the last completed inning score.

Only the designated coach is allowed to challenge judgment calls, if it is a rule issue, designated coach can appeal through the appropriate umpire.


Tickets will not be available for purchase online.  We are not certain that there will be the ability to have family passes.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students (ages 6-18) each day.  
There will not be a two day pass discount.

Shirts can be picked up at the event.

It has come to our attention 

If your athlete attended a traditional public or private school between K-8 then they should be classified with respect to the grade at which the athlete attended the school.  To classify an athlete using the “traditional school method” the school must have been an accredited entity with the state of Texas (so Co-ops and micro schools do not count).

If an athlete is currently homeschooled then you need to follow these guidelines for the 2023-2024 season. 

  • No homeschool athletes born before Sept 1, 2005 should be playing in TAIAO without having received an exemption.
  • Athletes born between Aug 31, 2005 and Sept 1, 2006 should be classified as Seniors
  • Athletes born between Aug 31, 2006 and Sept 1, 2007 should be classified as Juniors
  • Athletes born between Aug 31, 2007 and June 1, 2008 can be classified as Sophomores (or Juniors if they have already played 2 years of varsity sports)
  • Athletes born between May 31,2008 and June 1, 2009  can be classified as Freshman (or Sophomores if they have already played 1 year of varsity sports).
If an athlete starts playing any varsity sport at any age then they may only play 4 consecutive years. Exemptions to play younger players are rarely granted and must be given before the player starts playing varsity sports.

If your athletes did not obtain an age exemption before they became a varsity athlete they CAN NOT apply for an exemption after the fact. For example, if an athlete turned 14 years old before the season and did not apply for an exemption, the athlete would be classified as a Sophomore when entering play the following year.
Penalties for noncompliance have consistently been forfeits of games and the inability to participate in post season play.

Eligibility requirements only apply to High School and Middle School athletes that compete in TAIAO.  For example, an organization that only participates in TAIAO Football does not have to comply with eligibility rules for athletes which play a sport like soccer in a different league. 

It is important to remember that an athlete who starts his or her varsity participation in any sport (regardless of the league) will not be granted more than four years of eligibility in TAIAO without an exemption.  This means middle school athletes that compete in varsity sports in other leagues will need to apply for an exemption if they want to participate in a TAIAO varsity sport and not lose a year of eligibility.

Finally, it has come to our attention that some teams are not listing all their high school age eligible athletes on their varsity rosters.  If your athletes are high school age (born after May 31, 2008) and have not received an exemption to play in junior high, then not reporting them will result in the inability to participate in post season play. You must report all varsity athletes regardless of what level of team (Freshman, JV, etc) they play on.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Brent Golemon on the Steering Committee.  He can be reached at

TAIAO has policies restricting athlete transfers to maintain fair competition, prevent recruiting, and to uphold the integrity of the sport.

These policies aim to discourage organizations from gaining a competitive advantage by acquiring talented athletes from other organizations, ensuring a level playing field for all participants.  Furthermore, it prevents athletes from cherry picking the sports they want to play in with different organizations.

Transfer restrictions also promote loyalty and commitment to a particular team, fostering a sense of continuity and team cohesion.

Overall, these policies contribute to the overall fairness, stability, and ethical standards within the athletic community.

Subchapter H of TAIAO’s General Rules  govern transfers.  Please familiarize yourself with them before engaging in the process. The process requires a co-signed document (sent from TAIAO) which requires the signatures of the Athletle. Parent. Current Coach & AD,  the New Coach & AD as well as the TAIAO Chair of the sport(s).

Homeshool organizations please read: It is written in the General Rules: 

Home school students, by nature, have more options to affiliate with multiple organizations in respect to their athletic and academic objectives. Home school students are strongly encouraged to NOT transfer from one Member Organization to another for the purpose of gaining a competitive advantage in any given contest, event or activity.

An affiliation with another Member Organization involving any contest, event or activity shall be viewed as at least a “limited transfer” for that student. For example, if a student played baseball at Member Organization A and now desires to play football at Member Organization B; the student would need to submit a transfer request for Member Organization B from Member Organization A.


A finalized roster for varsity teams are due in Max Preps four weeks before the TAIAO tournament. High School athletes are required to submit DOB rosters to TAIAO. A link to the roster form below:

Softball Committee Members

Committee Chair