Home

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of this Athletic Handbook conflict with federal or state laws, and regulations, or Board policy, those provisions are superseded by applicable law or Board policy.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.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information for Fans and Parents about UIL Athletic Events at Taylor ISD

As we are all excited about the return of High School 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 all when you come to support the  Ducks or the visiting team. Many of these guidelines have been set by the UIL and will need to be followed for admission to any UIL activity

Capacity:
  • UIL has set capacity for UIL activities at 50% capacity.
  • 50% capacity for Taylor HS stadium will be set at:
    • Home side stands - 1600
    • Visitor side stands - 900
  • 50% capacity for Taylor HS gym will be set at:
    • Home side stands - 280
    • Visitor side stands - 280

Ticket Sales:
We will be utilizing online ticket sales for all of our UIL Athletic events.  We are currently working through this process and have a vendor we are working with for this. We hope to have this in place by next week. Until this process is finalized we will use the traditional ticket method of purchasing a ticket at the gate. We will sell tickets based on the capacity numbers given above. Once those numbers are met, we will no longer sell tickets for that event or allow entrance to the event.

Online Ticket Process:
Once we are online for ticket sales, this process will be as follows:
      • A link will be made available for the purchase of tickets for the UIL event prior to the event. This link will become live for parents of the athletes prior to the General Public. This is to ensure that parents of the participants have an opportunity to see the athlete perform. Any unclaimed (not purchased) tickets will then be sent to the General Public pool of tickets.
      • Parents will have the opportunity to purchase up 4 for tickets for Football and 2 tickets for Volleyball. Any additional tickets will need to be purchased as General Admission tickets.
      • You will need to bring your purchased ticket to the event via your phone or print out to be scanned at the door for entrance into the event.
      • This process will be the same for both Home and Visitor fans.

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)
      • Reserved seating and Season tickets will be suspended until the 2021-2022 Season.
      • 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 are required to wear face mask coverings.
  • All spectators will be screened prior to the entrance of 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.

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.

Thank you for your continued support of the DUCKS and Taylor ISD.

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
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
 
Screen Shot 2020-07-21 at 4.21.11 PM.png
 
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. 
 
 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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
 
TextInformation
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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.
 
 
 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summer Strength and Conditioning and Skills Update #4
 
Update #4
 
We are currently expecting to resume SAC and Skills workout beginning on July 13th as planned.  Workouts for the boys will begin at 7:00am at the field house with temperatures being taken before entry will be allowed. Skills for football will begin at 8:00am until 9:00am. The ladies will begin the SAC workouts at 8:30am with their Skills starting at 9:30am.
 
Please check the SAC Workout Calendar for more information.
 
Requirements for SAC and Skills Per UIL (You MUST have a face mask):
 
Face Coverings- Executive Order GA-29Executive Order GA-29, regarding face coverings, applies to all UIL activities effective July 3, 2020. This includes all 2020 summer activities and in-season activities for the 2020-2021 school year. As the public health situation changes, and/or if subsequent Executive Orders are issued by Governor Greg Abbott, these guidelines may be further modified.
  1. For the purposes of this document, masks and face coverings include non-medical grade disposable face masks, cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth), or full-face shields to protect eyes, nose, and mouth.  Face shields may be superior to cloth face coverings in many circumstances, given improved ability to see mouth movements and improved air circulation.
  2. All employees, parents, visitors and students ten years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively exercising, unless an exception listed below applies.
  3. The face coverings requirements do not apply to a school in a county that meets the requirements of paragraph 11 of Executive Order GA-29, unless the local school system chooses to implement these requirements locally. Even in these circumstances, the wearing of face coverings or face shields is strongly encouraged.
  4. Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields include:
  • Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
  • While a person is consuming food or drink;
  • While the person is in a pool, lake, or similar body of water.
  • When a congregating group of persons maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing; or
  • Any other reason or circumstance indicated under Executive Order GA-29.
 
For the purposes of summer workouts, schools must require students, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings when entering and exiting facilities and practice areas, and when not actively exercising. Schools may, for example, allow students who are actively exercising to remove face coverings as long as they maintain at least six feet of distance from other students and staff who are not wearing face coverings. However, schools must require students and staff to wear face coverings as they get into positions that allow them to maintain safe distancing.
 
 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Letter Jacket Information
If you ordered an athletic letterman last spring, you may pick up your letterman at the front entrance of the high school on Monday, July 6th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summer Strength and Conditioning and Skills Suspended Update #3
 
Update #3

Due to the increased number of cases of Covid in Taylor and the city's decision to increase safety precautions, the TISD Summer Strength Conditioning Camp will be suspended until July 13th. We hope too at that time to return to our Strength and Conditioning workouts. Please continue to check this page for updates on workouts and stay safe.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summer Strength and Conditioning and Skills Suspended Update #2
 
Update #2
 
We have decided to postpone our SAC workouts until July 6th. As a precautionary measure and the safety of our athletes, we have decided to suspend all Summer workouts until July 6th. At this time, our plan is to resume with our Summer schedule for SAC as well as Skills workouts on July 6th. 
 
Although we do not believe that any of our athletes have tested positive or show signs of having COVID - 19, we feel that at this time we should error on the side of caution with our athletes / staff and thus have made the decision to suspend our Summer Strength and Conditioning Workouts until July 6th.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summer Strength and Conditioning Suspended Update #1
 
Update #1
 
Wanted to send out an update on SAC and the possible male athlete that tested positive for Covid 19. We have been notified by the parent that the athlete has NOT tested positive for Covid-19. We have asked the family to provide documentation that shows the athlete testing negative for the virus before we will continue with the SAC workouts. For the safety of all of our athletes, until we receive this documentation, we will continue with no workouts the recommended 14 days. When we receive documentation showing negative results for the virus, we will then continue SAC workouts. We will get this information out as quickly as we can through the various sources we have available.
 
We are also asking that if any of the athletes show any of the symptoms of Covid 19 to please make us aware.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Our Summer Strength and Conditioning Program will be suspended until further notice. We have had a report of a positive Covid - 19 case, and although we believe that this is false information, we have decided to suspend all Summer Strength and Conditioning, as well as Skills workouts until we can verify this report. 
 
We will update this page when we have more information available.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 .
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Summer Strength and Conditioning Workouts Schedule / Skills Workout Schedule for the Month of June.
 
Please use this link to view the Summer Workout Schedules as well as the Skills Workout Schedule for each sport. 
 
 
Please note the times, days and sport for each Skills Day workouts as these may vary. 
 
Volleyball - Monday and Wednesday - 9:30am - 10:30am
Softball - Tuesday and Thursday - 9:30am - 10:30m
Girls Basketball - Monday and Tuesday - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Boys Basketball - Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00am - 10:00am
Baseball - Monday and Wednesday - 8:00am - 9:00am
Tennis - Tuesday and Thursday - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
No Skills on Fridays
 
Football will use the month of July for their Skills Days.
 
 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Week One Summer Strength and Conditioning Workout
 
Below is the workout for Week 2 of Summer Strength and Conditioning.
 
 
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Stretch (12 Min) (3min Rotate)   ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
Station 1 (12 Min) (3 min Rotate) Condition 40's 50 sec Bleacher 10 min Run 300's
Station 2 (12 Min) (3 min Rotate) Agility Bags / Lines Cones / Ropes Plyos / Bags Mats Ropes / Lines
Station 3 (12 Min) (3 min Rotate) Strength Lower ABS Upper Lower Upper
    Body Weight AB Workout (Sets of 25) Plates Sleds Push Ups
12 min for Rotation / Sanitation   ATG RideBike     Shoulder Taps
    4x20 Ride Backward     4x20
    Side to Side In and Out     Zombie PushUps
    4x20 Crunchy Frog     4x20
    In and Out Phiffer Scissors     Regular Push Ups
    4x20 Hip Rock and Raise     4x20
    Front to Back Heels to the Heavens     SpiderMan Push Ups
    4x20 Wide Leg Sit Ups     4x20
      V UPS      
      Right Leg Climb      
      Left Leg Climb      
      Mason Twist      
             
    Skills Skills Skills Skills  
    Baseball Boys Basketball Baseball Boys Basketball  
    Volleyaball Softball Volleyball Softball  
    Girls Basketball Girls Basketball   Tennis  
      Tennis      

Summer Strength and Conditioning / Sport Specific Workouts


Parents and Athletes,


The UIL recently announced that we may begin Summer Strength and Conditioning workouts starting June 8th. The UIL has set a number of guidelines for us to follow in being able to have these workouts. All of the UIL Guidelines can be found by clicking here. Highlights of those guidelines are:


  • We must practice Social Distancing
  • Locker Rooms and restrooms will not be accessible for students.
  • When in the building you will need to wear a face mask.
  • You must provide your own water; Water Fountains will not be accessible.
  • We will pre screen each athlete before each workout (check temp)
  • Athletes will need to bring their own workout clothes 

Week One - Summer Strength and Conditioning


We will workout the Week of June 8th - June 12th. These workouts will be meant as an acclimation period for the athletes. We will not be inside for these workouts. All workouts this week will be held outside. Athletes should enter the stadium at the gate in front of the field house.  To participate in the workouts, athletes must meet the following criteria:


  • Athletes must have a Physical on File with the Athletic Department.
  • Athletes must be Pre Screened (Check Temp)
  • Athletes must have a parent consent Form to Participate in Summer Strength and Conditioning signed and on file with the Athletic Department prior to working out. If an athlete does not have a signed consent form on file, they will not be allowed to participate in the workouts.

Times:

  • 7-12 grade boys will workout from 7:00am to 8:00am. (At the Stadium)
  • 7-12 grade girls will workout from 8:30am to 9:30am. (At the Stadium)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

The Consent Form can be found below.

 
Home Workout for Athletics
 
Athletes please use the attached PDF file for your Home Workouts for May 11th - May 13th. 
 
 
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.

 

 

Taylor Duck Tennis News
 
The Taylor Duck Tennis had a great day at the Robison Invitational Tournament in Waco last Friday. 
MIxed Doubles team Trey Boles and Raven O'Bier breezed through the Div II draw defeating Bryan High 8-5 and  Groesbeck 8-0. They fell short of Liberty Hill in the Semi-final match 5-8.
 
Girls Doubles, Cecilia Parker/Jacquelin Glenn, fell short in the first round Div II after a back and forth battle with Palestine 7-9.
We had two boys teams represent Taylor in the Div II Doubles draw.  Trent Wuesche/Troy Glenn and Caleb Nunamaker/Jackson Schroeder all advanced to the Consolation Semi-finals.  Nunamaker/Schroeder went on to medal on the back draw winning their Consolation Finals match 6-3.
 
In Boys Singles, freshman Hayden St Clair battled out with North Crowley in a 8-8 tie-breaker match advancing to the quarterfinals in the Div II draw.
Ryan Kennick dominated Div I Boys Singles eliminating Palestine 8-5, Brock 8-4, Midway 9-8 (7-5) and Bryan High (8-5) for the First place medal two consecutive weeks in tournament play.
 
"This kid has heart, determination and skill".  "There are numerous opportunities to let up or back down in a match, but Ryan has such a competitive drive that he never quits" There were three deuce games in the Semi-final match against #1 seed Midway that Kennick lost, but like 
I said he just stays in there and keeps fighting... keeps wearing them down."
 
Duck Tennis travels to Copperas Cove next Friday February 14 for the Varsity Dawg Classic. 
 
 
First Place
 
 
WELCOME to the Taylor ISD Athletics website.  We hope you find what you need.  If you ever need assistance please contact us using the links on the right
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.