The University Interscholastic League's Legislative Council rejected a written public proposal to prevent high-school freshmen from playing varsity sports.
On Tuesday, the UIL Standing Committee on Athletics met in Round Rock to discuss multiple proposed changes to Texas high-school sports.
Other written public proposals that received no action include:
- A proposal to change soccer from a spring sport to a fall sport,
- A proposal to add a shot clock to boys and girls basketball,
- And a proposal to limit or eliminate "scratching" of officials by coaches.
"Scratching" is when the need for a referee's or umpire's services is canceled.
The UIL did accept several staff proposals on Tuesday, which include:
- A proposal to keep offseason and summer strength-and-conditioning changes implemented as a response to COVID-19,
- A proposal to change classes that are allowed as exceptions to the UIL physical education courses rule,
- A proposal to increase travel reimbursements for sports officials by $5 beginning next school year, and;
- A proposal to establish a 10-year compensation plan for sports officials.
The committee also elected to study other proposals for a future date to be determined.
- A proposal to allow sixth-graders to participate in sports at the Class A level,
- A proposal to require a best-of-three series in all rounds of the Class 5A and 6A baseball playoffs leading up to the state tournament,
- a proposal to allow the head and assistant golf coaches to "actively coach" on the course during a tournament,
- and a proposal to amend junior high-school track meet start times.