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Athletics Contact Info

Director of Athletics:
Dr. Susan Elza

Department Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-471-6589

Assistant Athletic Directors:

Brian Polk:
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Brandy Belk:
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AJ Martinez:
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Joseph Garmon:
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Safety Training

Since the 2007-2008 school year, state law has required safety training for all coaches or sponsors for athletic activities, and any marching band director.

UIL has developed a safety training program for coaches and sponsors of athletic activities that is available online as part of the Coaches Certification Program. Visit the UIL Portal to complete Safety Training.

UIL Required Training:

  • UIL Professional Acknowledgement Form
  • Coaches certification program (CCP)
    • Constitution and Contest Rules
    • Ethics
    • UIL Steroid Education
    • Safety Training required by state law
    • Concussion training required by state law
    • Sport specific Training – each sport has a separate module
    • Football Coaches: Best practices in tackling certification 
    • First Year Coaches: Fundamentals of coaching in Texas 
  • Football Coaches: Best practices in tackling certification 
  • First Year Coaches: Fundamentals of coaching in Texas 


Safety Training Required by State Law Requires the Following:

  • Schools, at least once per year, must conduct a safety drill that incorporates the training described in the safety training program developed by UIL.
     
  • Student athletes must be provided training in recognizing symptoms of catastrophic injuries, including head and neck injuries, concussions, asthma attacks, heatstroke, cardiac arrest and injuries requiring use of an AED, the risks of using nutritional supplements. This training can be conducted by the school, using the materials available on the SB 82 portion of the Health and Safety Section of the UIL web site. Download safety training PowerPoint presentation. (revised August 2018)
     
  • Unsafe athletic activities are prohibited and schools must make sure that safety precautions are required (asthma medication, hydration materials present, emergency lanes clear etc.)
     
  • Any student who is rendered unconscious while participating (in practice or game) cannot participate further in that practice or game and must get written clearance prior to further participation.
     
  • Records of compliance with the requirements of the SB 82 (link) be kept and be made public upon request.
     
  • Non-compliance with the provisions of the SB 82 (link) could subject the school to penalties as outlined in section 27 and 29 of the Constitution and Contest Rules. (link)
     
  • Non-compliance can be reported to the Texas Education Agency hotline number and email address.
     
  • Schools must post that information about hotline and email address in their administration offices. To report complaints or violations, contact the Curriculum Division of the Texas Education Agency by phone at 512-463-9581 or by email at curriculum@tea.state.tx.us.
     
  • The text of sections of bill as well as the Parent Information Manual must be provided to parents of participants. The bill does allow that the required materials can be provided electronically, unless specifically requested otherwise.