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TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby Coach Adams » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:09 am

TAPPS has posted the 2014-2016 realignments on the website. Check here: http://tapps.net/executive-2/2014-2016/ ... lignments/
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby Shane » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:33 am

Link didn't work for me. Here is the page to get information...

http://tapps.net/executive-2/2014-2016/information/

General Alignment
(Based on Average Total Enrollment)
- boys and girls
5A Enrollment Average 391 and above
4A Enrollment Average 191 - 391
3A Enrollment Average 106 – 191
2A Enrollment Average 60 – 105
1A Enrollment Average 59 and below

1A-2A-3A Schools are eligible to participate in Six Man Football. Schools with a Boys Only enrollment of more than 77 are not eligible to participate in Six Man Football.
The 31 eligible schools with higher Average Boys Enrollment were placed in Division I and the 30 remaining schools placed in Division II
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Here are the provisional alignments....

http://tapps.net/executive-2/2014-2016/ ... lignments/

Boerne Geneva has 72 boys, so it looks like they will be the largest school playing TAPPS 6-man, if they choose to continue in 6-man. Well, actually Katy Faith West Academy has a larger total enrollment (173 versus Geneva's 150), but they have 71 boys. Lots of girls in that school, apparently. Covenant has 107 total kids with 57 boys. ACHS has 110 total kids and 53 boys.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby Coach Adams » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:15 pm

The link I posted was up earlier had Red Ovilla as an Non-TAPPS Independent. The one you posted has them in Division I District 2.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby Shane » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Maybe they took the original link down after making some edits??
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:00 pm

Couple of surprises ....

1. Lubbock Trinity Christian as an independent sixman school (average boys enrollment 106). According to their website, they have been playing an independent 11-man junior high schedule.

2. New D1 teams since the 2012 realignment: Carrollton Christian, Dallas Fairhill, Dallas Lakehill, Red Oak Ovilla, Waco Live Oak, Katy Faith West. San Antonio Lutheran was in D1 in 2012, did not play this year but returns for 2014. Lake Jackson Brazosport Christian moves from D2 to D1.

3. Moving to D2 from D1: Amarillo Holy Cross (was D1, did not play 2013), Dallas Tyler Street, Richardson Canyon Creek, Greenville Christian, Bulverde Bracken Christian (a surprise), Cedar Park Summit Christian, Conroe Covenant Christian, Kingwood NE Christian. No new schools in D2, which is kinda sad, but a lot of the "new" schools seem to be home schools or not joining TAPPS.

4. The cut off from D1 to D2 is 40 boys enrollment (Lake Jackson Brazosport and New Braunfels Christian are the smallest D1 schools at 41, Lubbock Christ the King is the largest D2 at 39). I expected the cut off to jump into the mid-30s, but 40 was higher than I thought it would go.

5. Again, in both D1 and D2, districts 4 and 5 are the largest districts and I'm not sure how you can fix that (geographically, it would be difficult to make those two districts into three districts without several schools travelling between San Antonio/Austin and Houston). What should happen is that in both classes, D1-2-3 should compete on one half of the bracket to take one team to the state finals and D4-5 compete on the bottom half of the bracket for the other state finalist. In D1, 15 of the 27 teams are in D1-2-3; in D2 14 of the 30 teams are in D1-2-3. This would avoid having the winners of the two largest district playing in the second round which seems to happen every other year or so (D4 and D5).

6. Didn't see Giddings State on the list. Hope this doesn't mean the end of Indian football.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby coachbronk » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:10 pm

I think you will see some adjustments by addition in the coming days. I was stunned by Bracken moving down but not stunned but none the less saddened by Cedar Park Summit moving down.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:30 pm

Part of the issue with Bracken and Summit "moving down" is as much explained by the cut-off number moving up. Both schools, at 34 boys would have been D1 based on the previous cutoffs, but with all those schools moving in at the top end, the cutoff changes significantly. Another drop is Greenville Christian, but that drop was not unexpected.

Also another missing school on the list, San Antonio Town East Christian ... I was under the impression their absence from football might be only in 2013; problem with them coming it would make District 4 a nine team group, which could be a problem for scheduling, etc.

Brenham Christian is also back in D2, District 5 after not playing in 2013. Hopefully, the new districts, when organized, will check closely with non-participating schools (Amarillo Holy Cross, San Antonio Lutheran, Brenham Christian, San Antonio Town East, Giddings State School, etc.) to determine if they plan to field teams in 2014 and 2015 and set up deadlines (perhaps in June or July) for those schools to definitively commit to participate in district play.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby football jersey » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:21 pm

Does TAPPS ever follow up on the numbers reported?
Look at the numbers and compare to the team roosters, most schools average less than 50% of the boy suit up and a few schools are closer to 80%???? When cooking the books use a low heat and lots of sauce!

Games of the week: Fred upsets New Braunfels and wins by 8 and Bracken doesn't cover they win by 2 ( Giddings is a no show)!
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:06 am

football jersey wrote: Look at the numbers and compare to the team roosters, most schools average less than 50% of the boy suit up and a few schools are closer to 80%???? When cooking the books use a low heat and lots of sauce!


Jersey ... I am not aware of TAPPS sending "auditors" to schools to verify numbers submitted. It's been awhile since I've helped fill out that form, but I think there is a line before you sign where you pinky-swear, honest-injun that the numbers you've submitted are, on your dear mother's honor, true and honest. I guess if you want to cheat, you can cheat but I think the enforcement mechanism is when you meet St. Peter at the Pearly Gates and find out then if he's in a mood to let it slide.

Some schools are more successful in getting their kids to participate in athletics, it's a function of the quality of the school's athletic program and interest in sports. If you have good coaches, serious about their sport, that are good role models and prepare your kids, well, you should do well with turnout. Schools that stress an "athletic program" as opposed to a football team, a basketball team, a baseball team, whatever, have good numbers for ALL sports -- crucial in small schools involved in six-man football.

From what I hear, some of the delay in releasing alignments was because of some schools (primarily in 11 man football) did not feel they were able to compete at the classification where their enrollment suggested they would fall. I haven't looked at the 11 man alignments to see how that worked out.

Oh, yeah -- winning doesn't hurt, either, when it comes to team participation.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby jeffn86 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:10 pm

John, that would be good research. I'd be curious to see how much DTC has improved their participation percentage since 2008. I know our numbers in JH and HS increased this year following the success of last season and the fact that they had a coach that would stick around for more than one year.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:25 am

jeffn86 wrote:John, that would be good research. I'd be curious to see how much DTC has improved their participation percentage since 2008. I know our numbers in JH and HS increased this year following the success of last season and the fact that they had a coach that would stick around for more than one year.


So true. I've seen programs where every year, there's a new coach. Who can they get to volunteer, who didn't tick off this momma, poppa or inflated-ego administrator, or hire cheaply without checking out their qualifications. Or you hire a coach/athletic director who is only focused on his/her sport, all the others are on their own.

It's a recipe for disaster. Low turnout, lucky if you get through the season.

But it happens every year, every sport. You'd think people would learn by now.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby CJN » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:36 am

Freeagent, that is just sad but I can tell you from firsthand experience that much of what you said is true.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:41 am

CJN wrote:Freeagent, that is just sad but I can tell you from firsthand experience that much of what you said is true.


Some of us are just stinkin' wise. Others are just stinkin' lucky and can see what they can see.

Someday I'll figure out what group I'm in.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby CJN » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:58 am

As a private school coach with another job, business and family it can be tough. If there isn't support and appreciation for the work that you do it makes it hard to continue. Trying to establish a program and change tradition can be be a full time job. I know for me personally it was very taxing. You just have to ask yourself if you see long term potential and a calling to do it in certain school/leadership. I love coaching football but I'm not going to go broke or ignore my family trying to be a coach, business owner, dad and church member.

I'm sure I'll be back in the game very soon, but not until the time and situation is right.
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Re: TAPPS 2014-2016 Realignment Released

Postby freeagent » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:20 pm

Spoke with Brother Robert the First from San Antonio Town East; their plans would be if they are able to field a team in 2013, it may be as an independent team since boys enrollment is pretty low at this time.

Let's hope the Eagles are back in flight in 2013!
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