The 2017 Football plan has been updated and is available by clicking “2017 Football Plan” below. There are two significant changes:
- In an effort to make sure we have a full playoff slate in both divisions, “Zones” will be used for the first time in the 2017 season.
- On Sept 15 all teams will be divided in to “Zones” based on a North/South or East/West axis – (North/South in 2017), the dividing line being a line which provides for an equal, or nearly equal number of team in each Zone.
- The four teams with the largest rosters in each Zone will be assigned to division 1, with the remaining teams in Division 2.
- The football committee will establish a playoff bracket for each Division based on Max Prep’s ranking. First round games will be played within Zone’s to minimize travel requirements
- In recognition that some of our organizations are on a very tight budget, our plan has allowed for the use of either Composite (synthetic) or Leather footballs provided they are NFHS approved.
- It is also recognized that the synthetic balls may provide a slight kicking advantage.
- It was not the intent of the committee to allow the use of synthetic balls to gain a competitive advantage, but rather to allow teams with budgetary constraints a less expensive alternative to leather balls. Some teams have used leather balls for most plays, then switching to synthetic balls for kicking.
- The new wording still allows for either Synthetic or Leather footballs that are NFHS approved, HOWEVER in TAIAO contests the same type of football (leather or synthetic) must be used for all plays including kicking plays.
- Though our league rules do allow for synthetic balls, coaches should keep in mind that other leagues may have different requirements and that ultimately the game officials determine what type of balls can be used. In games between two TAIAO teams, the official may be shown our league rule to allow synthetic balls
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INFORMATION ON TARGETING
In the last few weeks several TAIAO players have been ejected from the game on a call related to “TARGETING”. Remember that TAIAO rules state that a player ejected from a game ALSO misses the next game. With this in mind we wanted to share the following resources about targeting:
For the safety of the players, officials are calling this more than ever, and we as coaches need to coach our players to avoid anything that might be construed as illegal “Targeting”.
SUBMIT SCHEDULES AND ROSTERS
Use the links below to submit your schedules and roster to various sites. Remember TAIAO requires results and statistics to be posted to Maxpreps!
PIGSKINPREP.COM — Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 POST SEASON
Congratulations to Fort Worth THESA on their 70 -64 victory over San Antonio FEAST in the Divison1 State Championship! It was a great game that went down to the last minute!
Further Congratulations to Stephenville FAITH on their 70 -49 victory over Bastrop Tribe to win their 2nd consecutive Division 2 State Championship!
You can enjoy the game film to the championship games AND to the two All Star games below!