2013 TCAL Districts

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2013 TCAL Districts

Postby freeagent » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:17 pm

Just got some info today on TCAL 2013 districts.

11 man -- NEW. Three schools; Houston Mt. Carmel Charter and Tomball Christian Home School go from 6 to 11 man and are joined by a new member, Dallas Prime Prep Academy.

6 man Division I -- will not play districts but play at-large schedule. Top 8 teams (as determined by maxpreps.com rankings) will be seeded for playoffs based on end of Week 8 rankings. (D1 = 14 schools). From what I can figure from the brackets, playoffs will start Week 11; finals Week 13

Bryan Allen
Bryan BVCHEA Home School
El Paso Faith Christian
El Paso Home School
Granbury Cornerstone Christian
Greenvile Phoenix Charter
Houston Clear Lake Christian
Houston George Sanchez Charter
San Antonio FEAST Home School
San Marcos SMACC Home School
THESA Home School
Waco Live Oak Academy
Waco Methodist Childrens Home Charter
Williamson Co WILCO Home School

6 man Division II: Seven districts; playoff field of 16 teams starting Week 10 (finals week 13). Each district sends 1st & 2nd place to playoffs and two wildcards based on highest ranked remaining teams (maxpreps.com rankings used). D2/2013 = up to 25 teams; D2/2014 = up to 27 teams. Separate districts are set for 2014.

2013 Districts

District 1
Stephenville Faith Home School
Comanche & Dublin Premier/Paridigm Charter schools (expected to merge into 1)
Johnson County Home School

District 2
Tyler HEAT Home School
Tyker Kings Academy Christian
Marshall Christian
Athens Christian Prep (not sure; would be an at-large team in 2013)

District 3
Fort Bend HCYA Home School
West Columbia Charter
Crosby Victory & Praise
Pasadena Faith Christian

District 4
Bastrop Tribe Consolidated
Lochkart Gospel Lighthouse
Bryan Harmony Charter

District 5
Cleburne Christian
Weatherford Express Home School
Wise County Home School
Arlington Newman Charter

District 6
San Antonio Atonement
San Antonio Sunnybrook Christian
San Antonio River City Christian

District 7
Corpus Christi Annapolis Christian
Corpus Christi(?) Abundant Life Christian
Corpus Christi WINGS Home School
Victoria Cobras Home School (may not start TCAL until 2014)

Central Texas ECHO Home School will NOT field a team in 2013

Corsicana Agape is actively recruiting a coach. If they can find one, they will be assigned to District 2

There is a new school playing JV only in 2013; Leander Sterling Classical, will go district in 2014.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby bulldawgs » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:37 pm

That would be an oversight on my part. Waco Methodist is Division I. Sorry about that.

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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby coachbill » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:50 pm

Sterling Classical is in Leander.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby YoungGun » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:11 pm

Did Johnson County Home School play at all last year? I can't find a record on this site or MaxPreps for them?
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby freeagent » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:14 pm

YoungGun wrote:Did Johnson County Home School play at all last year? I can't find a record on this site or MaxPreps for them?


I think Johnson County is the home school only group of Cleburne Christian; the home school families are setting up their own program as I understand it.

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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby Dallas804 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:16 pm

Lifegate, you are correct. CCA decided to restrict participation to only their full time students. 90% of the football team for the past 3 years have been either home schooled kids or part-time students at CCA. As a result of the change in policy, Johnson County Sports Association has been formed.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby 1oldcoach » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:53 pm

Just curious why isn't Johnson County an at large team like the Athens team. They weren't a team last year. Just curious?
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby Super6man82 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:50 pm

I would agree I think they would be at large.
Also got an email that said johnson County would be D1 since their athletes come from the Fort Worth area.
Tcal rule states if your a homeschool team and you pull from any metro plex area you have to be D1.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby bulldawgs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:33 pm

Be happy to answer all of this for you.

First I would like to cover At Large. Athens is an at Large team, because they currently have only 5 young men that have expressed an interest and they are not sure if they can field a team this year much less honor a District Schedule. I have confidence that the Lord will bless them and they will get to playing ball again (hopefully this season). Rather than leaving them off I wanted to leave that door open for their return. Their last coach left things in a mess and it takes time to come back from that. They are in a District beginning next season as I am confident they are overcoming. I have spoken with the new Athletic Director personally and believe his program is back on track for football. TCAL is very blessed to have several programs coming in and we look forward to continued growth. These other new teams were placed in Districts because they have either been successfully fielding teams or have the numbers to be confident of honoring a District Schedule.

Next you are misinformed about there being a Metroplex rule. There is not any rules specifying a metroplex or metropolitan area. Johnson County is of course not in the Metroplex but it is the next county over. If such a rule (any team that is within an adjoining county of a large metropolitan area or close to one would have to be DI) did exist, then the only D2 schools would be the two teams from Tyler, Marshal, Athens, Stephenville, and Commanche since everyone else is close to a Metropolitan area which would require they all be DI.

Now I am not sure who sent you the email, but I can assure you that they were obviously misinformed as well.

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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby Super6man82 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am

So you can have as many kids from the metro plex area on your team and be D2 as long as you have your team outside of that county?
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby bulldawgs » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:18 am

Again, if such a rule was in place there would only be 6 teams in DII, since everyone else lives close to a Metroplex. I do not know how to make it any clearer. There is NO rule regarding where a kid lives at or the population of an area where a team is based. Instead, we look at roster sizes and number of high school boys in a school plus homeschool co-op plus homeschool family and make our determination based upon that as to what the proper classification is. So to answer your question, you can actually be based in a large metropolitan area and use only kids from that area and still be D2 depending on the above considerations. There are numerous D2 programs listed that fit that very example. The irony is that people often think that Metropolitan areas have an advantage because of the population. Reality is actually the opposite. Kids from metropolitan areas actually have more choices and often gravitate towards crowded man. Certainly if you are connected with T-Cal and feel that something should be included in the football plan, then you are welcome to make that request from the DARC. They review all rules changes requests.

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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby YoungGun » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:50 pm

I'm curious as to why Johnson County homeschool was not placed into the district with cca. They are in the same county, wouldn't it make sense for them to be in the same district? Also, if realignment is to be revisited every year, why are the realignments for 2014 already out?
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby bulldawgs » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:29 pm

Good questions. Johnson County was not in the same district this year because it would have left the other district with only 2 teams We tried to make as few changes as possible this year while still trying to maintain balance. District 1 was going to have only 2 teams so a decision was made to place Johnson County there this year. Next year they will be in the same district. Districts have in the past been revisited every year. Starting in 2014, we will be revisiting districts only in even years to keep in line with TAPPS and UIL. Teams entering after districts are set or in odd years will now have to wait for realignment to be placed in a district. Until then, they will play an At Large schedule. Final alignments for 2014 are not yet out. What was sent was tentative alignments to help with brainstorming and give everyone a chance to come up with ideas, pros and cons. We are trying to make the districts actually represent certain geographic areas. We anticipate adding teams and some teams may even change divisions, so certainly the final 2014 alignments will look a little different when the DARC releases them next February. Thanks again for the questions.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby Coach Adams » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Curious about Tomball Christian and Mount Carmel moving to 11-man. Is that for sure going to happen? I have them both on my schedule and need to know if I should be scrambling to fill those playing dates.
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Re: 2013 TCAL Districts

Postby freeagent » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:06 pm

EastTexasCoach wrote:Curious about Tomball Christian and Mount Carmel moving to 11-man. Is that for sure going to happen? I have them both on my schedule and need to know if I should be scrambling to fill those playing dates.


ETC ... that's what the info T-CAL provided to me says. If I was you, I might be making a call to them tomorrow to confirm.
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