THSCA  Texas High School Coaches Association SUPER ELITE TEAMS

DEADLINE is June 6th!
Coaches please turn in your nomination for THSCA SUPER ELITE TEAMS.  The THSCA Super Elite Teams consists of high school players nominated by professional members of the Texas High School Coaches Association. The award recognizes student athletes across the state of Texas for their exemplary athletic achievement in their respective sport. 

Softball (Super Elite Teams): 
• There will be a Super Elite Team in each of the following classification:  1A-2A-3A-4A-5A-6A
• Only professional member coaches may nominate their kids
• THSCA Member coaches will select each Super Elite Team (SET Committees)

Sports Writers     Texas Sports Writers Assocation ALL-STATE

Please take a few minutes to nominate players for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team as soon as possible when your team’s season concludes.
Deadline to nominate players is the Monday after the UIL State Softball Tournament (June 8).
With your nominations, please include:
Classification of school
Any available 2015 stats and honors

If a player played more than one position, please specify what position you would like to nominate the player for. If a player played multiple positions, consider nominating her for utility player.
Nominations may be emailed to Longview News-Journal sports editor Jack Stallard:

DEADLINE IS MAY 20TH!!! May 20th is the deadline for on-line nominations: All-Star, All-Star Coaches, Legacy All-Star, All-State, Academic All-State, Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year. Any nomination not meeting the on-line deadline will need to be submitted to a regional representative for submission to the appropriate committee, except Academic All-State, which nominations should be mailed or faxed to the TGCA office.

All nomination forms must be sent to TGCA by submitting on-line, mailing to TGCA, P.O. Box 2137, Austin, TX, 78768, or submitting to regional representatives for submission to the appropriate committee.
All-State Nomination Guidelines:
1.  All-State athletes are NOT required to be SENIORS.
2. Coaches may nominate as many players as they choose.  There shall be
no limits on the number of players from a school that can be selected for All-State.
3.  Stats must be included.
4.  Up to 50 athletes may be selected per conference (1A-2A-3A-4A-5A-6A).
Academic All-State Guidelines:
1. Academic All-State athletes and members of the support staff of that sport MUST BE GRADUATING SENIORS;
2. Must have an overall GPA average of 94 or above for grades 9-11.
(Do NOT submit a nomination if your athlete does not meet this GPA requirement.) Nominations MUST contain a NUMERICAL GPA rather than on a point scale; i.e. 94 or above versus 4.0, 3.8, 5.0, etc. Ten (10) points may be added for weighted classes.
3. Must be a varsity participant or support staff member in good standing; and
4. Be of good moral character.
All-Star Nomination Guidelines:
2. Member coaches in good standing may submit as many nominations of players as they desire. The head varsity coach of the athlete must be a member in good standing before she may be selected, and the head varsity coach must be notified of the nomination before an athlete is eligible to be selected as an All-Star.
3. No nominations will be accepted by telephone.
4. Players must be nominated by position. Coaches must also select a secondary position the player can play if chosen for the All-Star team.
5. All-Stars will be selected in two divisions: 1A-2A-3A-4A and 5A-6A.
6. Two athletes from the same school can be named to an All-Star team. Clarification: The Softball Committee will have the option of selecting two athletes from one school, and one school only per All-Star team on a yearly basis.
7. Softballl All-Stars may not be Cheerleading, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field or Basketball All-Stars.
8. IMPORTANT -- Prior to nominating an athlete, coaches should confirm that if selected, the athlete can be present for the All-Star orientation and will attend all practices. Players unable to commit to this policy should not be nominated. The All-Star position is a great honor and players should be aware PRIOR to nomination that they are committed to follow policies of the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
RED/BLUE ALL-STAR SECTIONS: The state is divided into Red and Blue sections for determining the All-Star teams. Refer to your TGCA REGION -- NOT UIL -- to determine which section you are in.
CLICK HERE if you do not know.
The RED is composed of schools in TGCA Regions 1, 3, 4, 6.
The BLUE is composed of schools in TGCA Regions 2, 5, 7, 8.
TGCA Legacy All-Star Teams Selection Guidelines:
The standing committees for cross country, volleyball, basketball, track & field and softball will review submitted nominations from their region and division
for the Legacy All-Star team selections. The selections will be made from player nominations submitted to TGCA by member coaches on or before May 20th. Selections will be based on the following criteria:
1.  The nominated players must be graduating seniors.
2.  The Standing Committee will select the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport in 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport in 5A, 6A.
3.  The high school head varsity coach must be a member of TGCA in good standing before November 1st of that school year before the school is eligible to have an All-Star(s).
4.  A coach may nominate as many of their graduating senior players as desired 
5.  The TGCA Legacy All-Star team members in each sport will receive a certificate from the TGCA recognizing their achievement of being named to the team. There will be no All-Star game for these teams.