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Baseball Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens when a game official is mistreated (extreme verbal abuse, touched, hit, etc.) by a player, coach, or fan?
Notification to the UIL office shall occur immediately. Schools must follow-up with a written report. The State Executive Committee has jurisdiction and sets penalties in cases of this nature. Each case will be thoroughly reviewed by this committee and League officials. Schools are asked to submit a report regarding their follow up actions to eliminate any future incidents.
May an academically ineligible student be a manager?
Ineligible students cannot ride with a team, sit with them, nor wear their uniforms during a performance or contest by the standards of no-pass no-play. Students who assist the sponsor or coach, but don't participate in the performance or contestÑsuch as student managers or scorekeepersÑmust meet the academic eligibility requirements that the participants must meet.
May students participate in non-school activities?
Students may participate in non-school activities at anytime. This means that a student may play, practice or participate in a try-out for non-school teams.
Does the UIL athletic amateur rule apply to non-school participation for students in grades 9-12?
Yes. Athletes must comply with the athletic amateur rule throughout the year, including all non-school participation. The penalty for violation of the amateur rule is forfeiture of eligibility in the sport in which the violation occurred for one year from the date of the violation.
  1. Athletes shall not accept valuable consideration for winning or placing in non-school competition. Valuable consideration is defined as anything wearable, useable or saleable, and includes such items as tee-shirts, hamburger coupons, travel bags, etc.
  2. Athletes shall not accept cash, gift certificates or other valuable consideration for participating in non-school competition.
  3. Athletes shall not accept valuable consideration for allowing their name to be used for advertisement of a product, plan or service.
  4. Athletes shall not accept valuable consideration for teaching any UIL sport, except beginning swimming or lifesaving lessons.
  5. Athletes may accept symbolic awards such as certificates, medals, trophies, plaques, etc. for winning or placing in non-school competition.
  6. Athletes would not be in violation if they receive equipment or merchandise for participating in non-school camps, clinics, tournaments or shootouts if all other participants receive the same equipment.
  7. Schools, school boosters or school coaches shall not provide transportation or pay fees or expenses of athletes in non-school activities.
May school district personnel coach non-school teams?
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball or Water Polo Teams: A 7-12 grade coach may not coach a non-school team on which 7-12 grade players from his attendance zone are involved. School coaches and personnel should make every effort to insure that student athletes realize that participation is strictly voluntary and never required. Participation on non-school teams shall not be a prerequisite for trying out for a school team. Coaches may inform students of leagues, but may not determine which students play on a team. School owned individual player equipment (shoes, uniforms, etc.) shall not be used in non-school competition.
May incoming 10th, 11th and 12th graders assist with or work in camps?
No. Incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders shall not assist with the camps.
May 7-12 grade coaches be involved with a camp for students below the seventh grade?
Yes. UIL restrictions do not govern camps, clinics, etc. for students below the 7th grade. Local school district policy governs these activities.
May girls play on boys' baseball teams?
Yes. Girls may tryout for, and if selected, participate on junior high and/or high school baseball teams; however, girls shall not participate in both baseball and girls' softball at the same time.
How many games may a baseball team play in a week?
There is no restriction on the number of games a baseball team may play in a calendar week. However, the Texas Education Agency mandates that teams may play on only one school night, Monday through Thursday. For example, a team could play a doubleheader on Tuesday, a doubleheader after school on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday. All games would count toward the total games allowed.
If a varsity district game is scheduled during the school week and is postponed due to weather, when can I make it up?
The district game shall be made up on the next available date on which another game is not scheduled. The makeup game may be played as an exception to the one game per school week limitation.
May a student receive private instruction during the school baseball season?
Yes. Students may receive private instruction at anytime.
Where can I find pitch count information?