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Football Announcement

All Taylor Football practices and football games will be suspended until October 27th. We have had a confirmed COVID case and have been advised to suspend all football related activities until October 27th. This includes all Varsity, Jv, Freshman and Jr High football teams.
Athletic Practice Schedules

Cross Country:  

Mon-Fri: 6:30a-7:45a

Tennis:  

Mon, Wed: 4-5:30 Tues: 6:30-8:00

Thur:  Competition usually leaves at 2pm

Football:

Freshman- Mon, Tues, Wed: 7:00-9:00 

JV/V- Mon, Tues, Wed: During the Period - 12:36pm to 1:24pm

JV/V- mon, Tue, Wed: 4:30pm - 6:45pm

Var- Thur: During the Period: 12:36pm to 1:24pm

 

DUCK TENNIS NEWS


Taylor Ducks came up short in the match-up on Thursday against undefeated Academy Bumblebees in District 19 4A. Ducks were able to capitalize on 3 Boys Singles and the Mixed Doubles matches.

"Despite the disappointment of our first District loss of the season, the players are looking forward to finishing out the rest of District play strong and competing in the UIL playoffs in late October."

Casey Weison/Hayden St Clair: 6-2, 6-3
Ryan Kennick: 6-3, 6-4
Jake Jansky: 6-2, 6-3
Troy Glenn: 6-1, 6-3

Ducks will be hosting the last two District matches at home on Oct 8 and Oct 15 both starting at 4:00pm at Taylor High School.

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The Ducks win their 2nd District Match! 

The Broncos gave up two matches by default to start the matches Thursday evening in Belton.  Taylor took 7 more matches to bring the Team scores to 9-9.  Line 4 in Boys Singles was the last match on.  Jake Jansky fell short in the first set losing in that tie breaker 3-7.  He battled on to win the second set 6-3 then came back in the 3rd set, Super Tie Breaker, from 3-5 to win the set and match 10-8.  This puts the Ducks record at 2-0 in District play.  They will take on Academy next Thursday in Temple at 4:00pm.  The Bumble Bees are also 2-0 in District.
 
"It was an exciting evening for all! Lake Belton has a young, talented group of players.  Several of the matches could have gone either way.  I am very proud of they way the kids are playing tough and fighting to win each point"
 
Raven O'Bier and Julianna Gonzales: 6-4, 6-0
Hayden St Clair and Casey Weison: 6-0, 6-2
Ryan Jennick: 6-4, 6-4
Jake Jansky: 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-8
Jackson Schroeder: 6-1, 6-1
Troy Glenn: 6-4, 6-4
Jacqueline Glenn: 6-4, 7-5
Julianna Gonzales: 6-2, 6-4

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Varsity Football Ticket Update
Taylor at Rockdale Tickets are available for purchase starting today. Tickets may be purchased at the field house. Please see the Athletic Secretary, Jonica Taylor for your tickets. Ticket prices are $5 each. Tickets will not be sold at the Gate.
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Off Season Information and Update

Strength/Conditioning:  There will be two days a week devoted to a one-hour strength conditioning workout.  The girls will meet at the fieldhouse on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm for this purpose while the boys meet on Tuesday and Thursday at the same time.  
 
Skill Time:  There will be two days a week, in addition to the two strength/conditioning workouts, where a one-hour skill workout can be scheduled by the head coaches.  This information will be sent out by the Head Coach of that sport. Coaches should confer with one another to make sure that you do not schedule overlapping skill times.  
 
Stipulations:  No in-season athlete may attend any of the strength/condition sessions or skill sessions.  This cannot be mandatory, but attendance must be taken each day.  All participants must have temperatures screened, wear masks, and abide by the UIL Covid Risk Mitigation Guidelines.  Sanitize all equipment and promote social distancing.  Athletes must bring their own water bottles.

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Taylor ISD 2020 - 2021 Ticketing Information

UPDATED 8/13/2020

As we are all excited about the return of High Athletics, there are a few guidelines that we must all follow to ensure that we have the safest possible conditions not only for the athletes but the fans and the event support personnel. We are asking that the following guidelines be followed by visiting teams when you come to our facilities. 

Capacity and Seating:
  • UIL has set capacity for UIL activities at 50% capacity.
  • 50% capacity for Taylor HS gym will be set at:
    • Home side stands - 240
    • Visitor side stands - 240
  • 50% capacity for Taylor Stadium will be set at:
    • Home Side - 1600
    • Visitor Side - 900

Ticket Sales:
We will be utilizing online ticket sales for all of our UIL Athletic events.  We will sell tickets based on the capacity numbers given above. Once our capacity numbers are met, we will no longer sell tickets for that event or allow entrance into the event. Fans will be expected to have their tickets scanned via a smartphone or from their printed ticket. 

Online Ticket Process:
This process will be as follows:
  • Parents of Students participating in the event.
    • Ticket will be available in the following manner
      • Football - tickets (4) will be available for parents for Home football games at 8:00am the Monday before that week's game and run through 10:00pm, Tuesday of that week. Any unclaimed tickets will then be added to the General Admission pool of tickets. Parents will use their students Taylor ISD ID# as the pass code for purchasing tickets. This pass code will only be available one time for that week's game. 
      • Football - General Admission tickets will go on sale from 8:00am on the Wednesday before that week’s game and run through kick off of that week. 
      • Volleyball - tickets (2) will be available for parents for Home volleyball games at 8:00am three days before the event and run through 10:00pm the next day.
        • Example: Event is on Tuesday - Parent tickets will go on sale Saturday at 8:00am and run through 10:00pm on Sunday.
      • Any unclaimed tickets will then be added to the General Admission pool of tickets. Parents will use their students Taylor ISD ID# as the pass code for purchasing tickets. This pass code will only be available one time for that week's game.
      • Volleyball - General Admission tickets will go on sale at 8:00am the before the event and run through the start of the event.

Ticket Pricing:
  • Pricing for this year’s UIL events at Taylor ISD will be as follows:
    • Football - $5.00 for all tickets. (There will be no passes accepted for admission)
    • Volleyball - $4.00 for all tickets. (There will be no passes accepted for admission)
    • No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Students will be required to purchase a ticket for admission to the event. Student ID’s and / or passes will not be accepted.

Admission to a UIL athletic event at Taylor ISD:
The following guidelines will be in place for admission to a UIL athletic event in the Taylor ISD school district:
  • Spectators will be required to wear face mask coverings.
  • All spectators will be screened prior to entering the event.
  • Groups should maintain at least six feet of distance from other groups at all times, including the process of admission and seating. A group is defined as no more than 10 people including the members of the household and those persons who traveled together to the facility.
  • Children 3 years and younger do not need a ticket.


We know that these are very trying times and that these guidelines may be difficult. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we all try to deal with COVID 19. 
Our hope is to try to get through this season without any delays or interruptions. You can help us by doing your part in this process by adhering to these guidelines.

Thanks,

Robert LittleAD / Head FootballTaylor HS
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Meet the Duck and Parent Meeting - Postponement
 
Due to current restrictions and out of safety for those involved, we have decided to postpone our Meet the Duck and Parent Meeting for the upcoming season. We hope to reschedule these events if and when conditions allow.

We ask that you please remain patient and understanding as we all try to contend with these very trying times.
We are excited that we have finally been able to get back to coaching our athletes. Please know that we are trying to take every precaution in our return to play. We look forward to competing this Fall.

Please continue to look for updated information on our website, though the various Social Media outlets and our Taylor Athletic Remind app.

Please feel free to reach out to us, if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks,

Robert Little
AD / Head Football
Taylor HS

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UIL UPDATE July 21st
UIL has given some guidelines for athletics. Please use the following link for this information. 
 
 
Highlights of the UIL Guidelines.
 
4A Division
  • continue with current start dates and for all Fall sports
  • Schedule changes are included in graph below.
 
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At this time we plan to begin workouts according to these UIL guidelines. 
 
These will be the starting dates for our fall sports:
  • Cross Country practice will begin July 27th at 7:30 am at MSI.
  • Tennis practice will begin August 3 rd at 9:00 am at THS.
  • Volleyball practice will begin August 3 rd at 7:30 am at THS.
  • Football equipment will be issued at the high school field house from 8:30 –10:30 am as follows: Incoming 11th and 12th graders on July 27th . Incoming 9th and 11th graders on July 28th . All other High School football players that missed Monday or Tuesday will receive their equipment on July 29th .
  • Football Practice will begin August 3rd. Freshmen 6:30am to 9:00am; JV / Varsity 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
 
A schedule of practices will be made available to you on the start dates.

You must bring your own mask and water to these practices and have a valid
physical on file with the district. Remember, the Covid pandemic has created a
situation where policies and guidelines change on a constant basis. This
information is based on current guidelines and may change at any time.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. 
 
 
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Get Connected to Taylor Athletic using the Remind APP
 
Parent, players, fans and community members, to get all the latest updates, schedule changes, and information for Taylor Athletics, please use the enclosed information to get text message alerts that will keep you in the know for all Taylor Athletic news and events. 
 
Simply text ::
 
@h89acf to 81010
 
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Physicals
Athletic Physicals will be given at the High School field house for incoming 7th graders or any student that does not currently have a physical on file with the school on July 21st starting at 11:30am to 1:30pm. Athletic packets may be picked up at the field house between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am Monday through Friday or you may use the link below to print the packet on your own. Cost for the physical is $20.00. Checks should be made out to Taylor ISD. Please have your Athletic packet filled out prior to coming to the High School for your physical.
 
 
 
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FastMed Urgent Care Offering Discount Coupon for Physicals.
 
FastMed Urgent Care is offering a Discount Coupon for athletes that may need a physical. Their Taylor clinic has previously seen many of our student athletes and would like to provide the athletes with a special offer of discounted $25 sports physicals. Please see the attached exclusive coupon for Taylor ISD that can be utilized as early as today through December 31, 2020 .
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Information on Revised Athletic Lettering Policy
 

Students and Parents :

 

Taylor ISD Athletics has updated the current Athletic Lettering Policy. This policy has been revised to better serve the student athletes of Taylor High School and to encourage their continued efforts to excel in athletics. It is our hope that this policy will challenge and reward the efforts of those students who choose to participate in the athletic programs offered by Taylor ISD, and that upon receiving this award, they may gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. This policy will also be retroactive to include those students who would currently meet the requirements set forth by this updated policy. 


We would encourage any student that feels they have met the requirements of this updated policy to contact the Athletic Department so that we may verify that the guidelines of the policy have been met by the athlete.

 

 

 

 

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For students traveling with a parent before or after a competition, the Post Activity Student Release form must be completed and approved by the athletic director or principal in addition to the coach.  Use Adobe Acrobat to electronically sign the form.
 
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The Taylor I.S.D. Athletic Handbook contains a general statement of the administrative regulations governing the overall athletic program.  Provisions of this Athletic Handbook may be expanded, modified, or revoked only by actions of the Athletic Director, Superintendent, or the Board of Education.  If any of the provisions of this Athletic Handbook conflict with federal or state laws, and regulations, or Board policy, those provisions are superseded by applicable law or Board policy.  The provisions of this Athletic Handbook are severable, and the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any provision will not affect the validity, legality, or enforceability of the other provisions.