Coaches,

Hopefully you had a great Spring Break, or are still having one if it is this week! Lots of news to send out this morning.

  1. 1. COACHING JOBS 2018-19:

I know it’s early, but I’ve already had several requests to post job openings for next year. So, I’ve reopened the pages for 2018-19 for schools looking for softball coaches and for coaches looking for softball jobs. This isn’t meant to be a substitute for the THSCA and TGCA job services, but another place you can get your openings out to the softball coaches. There is a link at the top of the page for the job board, but here is a direct link: https://www.txprepsoftball.net/index.php/2017-coaching-jobs

  1. 2. STANDINGS:

I’ve spent a lot of time this week trying to get the district and overall records correct for everyone. I’ve made separate spreadsheets for districts where I was having difficulty finding scores by using your schedules, Gamechanger, MaxPreps, Twitter, etc., and have found almost every district game. For those I don’t have, I will send you an email asking for that information today or in the next day or two. Here is the direct link to the standings home page: https://www.txprepsoftball.net/index.php/2018-standings

For those of you who are helping me out – THANKS THANKS THANKS!!! 

  1. 3. TURF FIELDS:

The weather has been decent for the past week or so, but I’m sure there will be an emergency need in the playoffs for schools to find a turf field. Check to make sure that if you have turf, that you are listed on the database. I will also start listing schools willing to host playoff games in the middle of April. The link to the database: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t7aVSwWh7LJE3AqIEaV27XHzhT_b1yueMOyxjquSPz4/edit#gid=0  You can edit directly on the page – you don’t have to wait on me.

  1. 4. EMERGENCY OPENINGS:

There was a huge need for this page during the 1st 3 weeks of the season because of the weather. I know there were over 70 postings and I pray that many, if not all of you, found games and tournaments. I have deleted postings for dates previous to today, but I have left up openings on the page for the rest of the season. I know this is in the public area of the website, but because of the bad weather, I didn’t want to leave any coaches or schools out. Once the season is over the open dates pages will be in the membership area only. Here is the current direct link to the page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c5DkUFT29v5MeP333yFCL1gWiWgCG9mpj9LIlCLkOZg/edit#gid=570458248

I hope everyone is having success in your own way – you don’t have to win every game to have success. If your players are getting better, working hard, and doing great things for your school and community, you are having success in my book.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Coach Hicks