UIL: No shot clock, soccer in spring and freshman on varsity

ROUND ROCK, Texas — The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met Tuesday to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music and policy.

The Legislative Council decided to do nothing when it came to adding a shot clock to the high school basketball games. The Legislative Council also decided to do nothing when it came to moving soccer to the fall, meaning it will stay in the spring for now. The council did reject the proposal to prevent freshmen from competing on varsity for any sport.

The Legislative Council approved an amendment to the reclassification and realignment policy as it relates to the conference placement of UIL member charter schools. The language will allow UIL staff the option to place charter schools as much as one conference above the conference for which their enrollment qualifies.

In athletics, the council passed a proposal to codify off-season and summer strength and conditioning changes implemented as a response to COVID-19 and a proposal to increase travel reimbursements for sports officials by $5.00 beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the council passed a proposal to remove the requirement that critiques must follow the awards announcement in the One-Act Play competition.

All rule changes approved during this meeting can be found on the UIL website: Click Here.

A video recap is also available:

Public Forum: Click Here

Business Session: Click Here

The Commissioner of Education must approve amendments all rule changes passed by the Legislative Council before they take effect.