Coaches,

The nomination process is open for the Texas Girls Coaches Association softball honors for the 2018 season. The deadline to submit is the Monday before the State Tournament which is May 28, 2018. You must be a member of the TGCA for the 2017-18 school year to nominate your players.  

Honors include:

  • All-Star (2 teams each of 1A-4A and 2 from 5A-6A)
  • Softball All-Star game coaches (2 for each team)
  • All-State (1 team for each conference)
  • All-State Academic (1 team for each conference)
  • All-State Academic Support (1 team for each conference)
  • Athlete of the Year (1 for 1A-4A and 1 for 5A-6A)
  • Coach of the Year (1 for 1A-4A and 1 for 5A-6A)

GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION  -- ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE! Directions listed below.

  • ALL-STAR:
    • The athlete can only be nominated by her head varsity coach.
      • The head varsity coach must be a member in good standing by the membership nomination deadline
    • All Stars MUST BE INCOMING SENIORS.
    • Coaches may submit as many nominations as they choose.
    • No more than two athletes from the same school can be named to an All-Star team.
    • All-Stars will be selected in two divisions : 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A, 5A, 6A.
    • IMPORTANT: Prior to nomination of an athlete, coaches must confirm that nominee, if selected, can be present for the all-star orientation and will attend all practices. Players unable to commit to this policy should not be nominated. The all-star position is a great honor and players should be aware prior to nomination that they are committed to follow policies of the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
  • ALL-STATE:
    • Any coach can nominate any athlete as long as the athlete's head varsity coach in the sport being nominated for is a member in good standing by the membership nomination deadline.
      • All State players are NOT required to be SENIORS.
    • Coaches may submit as many of their athletes as they feel are deserving of the award. In softball no more than four pitchers will be selected.
    • There shall be no limits on the number of players from a school that can be selected for All-State.
  • ACADEMIC ALL-STATE:
    • The head varsity coach of any athlete being nominated for Academic All-State must be a member in good standing by the membership nomination deadline.
    • Academic All State athletes MUST BE GRADUATING SENIORS.
    • Must have an overall GPA average of 94 for grades 9-11. (Do NOT submit a nomination if your athlete does not meet this GPA requirement)
      • Effective IMMEDIATELY TGCA will no longer accept Academic All-State nominations with GPAs that have not been converted from a point scale (4.0) grade to a numerical scale only (94 or above). Staff cannot do the conversion and any nomination received with a point scale GPA will not be processed and will be sent back to the nominating coach for conversion to a numerical only GPA.
    • Must be a varsity participant in good standing and be of good moral character.
  • ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    • Athlete's varsity head coach must be a member in good standing by the membership nomination deadline.
    • Athlete must be a senior.
    • Be an outstanding athlete in the sport nominated for.
    • Demonstrate positive character traits (honesty, loyalty, leadership, cooperative attitude).
    • Two Athletes of the Year will be selected by the committee of that sport; one from a 1A-2A-3A-4A school, and one from a 5A-6A school.
  • COACH OF THE YEAR
    • Only TGCA member coaches are eligible to nominate for Coach of the Year.
    • Only TGCA member varsity head coaches are eligible to be selected as Coach of the Year, and must be a member by the membership nomination deadline
    • Nominations will be taken from the general membership and final selection will be made by the committee of that sport.
    • Two coaches will be selected; one from a 1A-2A-3A-4A school and one from a 5A-6A school.

In order to nominate your players, do the following:

  1. Go to www.austintgca.com and then click on Softball tab at the top.
  2. Click on “Nominate Athletes” in left column
  3. Log in using your TGCA number and password
  4. On the top menu, click “Nominations”
  5. On the next page in the left menu, click “Member Nominations Add”
  6. Below “Which Sport?”, Click Softball and then “next step” at the bottom.
  7. Choose which nomination that you are doing and then click “next step” at the bottom.
  8. Fill out the form and then click “finish” at the bottom of the page and you should be finished.