Big changes could come in UIL, Texas high school sports


The UIL will contemplate incorporating a shot clock in women and boys basketball all through its annual Legislative Council conference on Tuesday. It’s just one of four written proposals that will be referred to the athletics committee from the public.

The UIL basketball arena during the 6A state ultimate between Duncanville and Austin Westlake at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas, on March 13, 2021. Duncanville went on to earn 66-53. (Image by Matt Smith. Distinctive to the Star-Telegram).. Matthew Smith

Very last period, the UIL took no action on a proposal that would have authorized shot clocks for Course 6A and 5A courses starting in the 2022-23 year. In Could 2021, the countrywide federation declared that a 35-2nd shot clock will be permitted in significant college basketball game titles by point out associations commencing in the 2022-23 time.

Only 9 states use a shot clock: California, Ga, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington.

A basketball sits on the UIL court docket at the Alamodome through the 6A point out closing between Duncanville and Austin Westlake in San Antonio Texas, on March 13, 2021. Duncanville went on to gain 66-53. (Image by Matt Smith. Unique to the Star-Telegram). Matthew Smith

An additional proposal will be to prohibit freshmen athletes from collaborating in varsity competitiveness.

How considerably will that have an result if the UIL considers it?

Properly, get the Southlake Carroll girls soccer staff for instance. The Dragons gained the Course 6A state championship in April. Carroll experienced 6 freshmen in the starting off lineup. One freshman, Kennedy Fuller, scored 3 targets in the title game and was voted condition championship recreation MVP. She was the Star-Telegram all-space participant of the year.

Kennedy Fuller (10) assaults the objective during the 6A Regional Closing among the Carroll Girl Dragons and the Marcus Marauders at McKinney ISD Stadium on April 9th, 2022.

Speaking of soccer, the activity is also on the agenda on Tuesday with a proposal to transfer it from the spring time to the fall period. Right now, boys and women soccer in Texas is played January by way of April.

It could be part of soccer, volleyball, tennis and cross nation in the fall.

University soccer is played in the course of the slide.

The Nationwide Federation of Point out High Faculty Associations will livestream the assembly. It can also be noticed on the net on the UIL legislative council internet webpage. The ath
letic part will start off at 9:30.

This story was originally revealed June 10, 2022 2:53 PM.

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