The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) held a meeting on Friday morning regarding the return of high school athletics across the state amid the rise of COVID-19 infections. In the meeting, TAPPS announced their decision not to allow athletic competition until at least September 8th while also releasing a schedule for schools to follow:
September 8: Strength and conditioning may begin
September 14: Individual practices may begin
September 21: Tournaments/meets may begin
TAPPS released a video on July 10th explaining that they would continue to monitor the situation that COVID-19 pandemic has put the state, and its upcoming Fall 2020 season.
The way it stands right now, football will not be able to begin full pad workouts until around September 15 and scrimmages until around September 21 with an anticipated date of September 28 to begin playing games.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it’s likely that news will continue to be ever-changing the way it has since early in 2020. TAPPS’ decision could impact the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) decision regarding UIL affiliated teams. The UIL is rumored to meet on Monday, July 20.