An FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) & answers on a particular topic (also known as Questions & Answers or Frequently Answered Questions). The format is usually utilized in articles, websites, email lists, and online forums where common questions tend to recur, for instance through posts or queries by new users associated with public knowledge gaps. FAQs are also common in newsgroups, particularly those dedicated to specific topics. Here is an example of a High School Football-FAQ:
FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Question. A High School Football-FAQ is a list of questions and answers, often called “frequently asked questions”, that are commonly asked on a given topic, and usually presented in an organized manner. Frequently asked questions are usually posed as an attempt to address the concerns of many people who have similar questions or concerns about a particular topic. Some websites have extensive lists of FAQs, which can be used as references for both beginners and experts; these sites often include all the information necessary to answer the most common questions about a specific topic.
A High School Football-FAQ list can be found on many websites and newsgroups. The format is usually a list of questions (and answers) posed by users or readers and posted by the site administrator or moderator, who hopes that these will address common issues for new visitors to the site. Common topics that are addressed by FAQs include:
In some cases, such as software documentation or online help systems, the term High School Football-FAQ refers to frequently asked questions about how to use the product itself: how to perform common operations, how to use the interface, etc. This is particularly common if the product includes an interactive help system. In this case, the term FAQ may be used interchangeably with “help file”, or maybe used to refer specifically to a section of help text that acts as a list of common questions and answers.
Q: When can non-contact practice begin in 7A, 8A, 9A, and 10A schools that have had spring training?
A: On the date set forth by the UIL Calendar (we recommend no before 6:00 a.m.). Contact equipment aside from the helmet and strap might not be used, but could also be fitted and placed in lockers.
The answer to this question is contained within the above High School Football-FAQ. It is important to note that a school district may not decide to have practice before 6:00 a.m., as it was decided by the UIL at their annual meeting that no practice could start before 6:00 a.m. This would apply to all schools regardless of classification.
Q: Can we have a scrimmage against another school outside of our district?
A: No, unless you are playing in a tournament or game on that day or your opponent is also hosting an event on that day (tournament). If your opponent’s school is hosting an event on that day then you may scrimmage or play them at their location if they are willing and able to host you (i.e., they will put up nets, bring out their scorers, etc.). If your opponent’s school is not hosting an event on that day then you may not scrimmage or play them at their location.
Q: When can 7A, 8A, 9A, and 10A schools with spring training have their first day of school?
A: The first day of school for all 7th through 10th-grade students is recommended to be on or after August 23rd. Schools are not required to open before that date but must open no later than August 31st. The first day of school for all students in grades K-6 is recommended to be on or after August 30th. Schools are not required to open before that date but must open no later than September 4th.
It should be noted that this recommendation is made by the UIL based on student achievement data from past years and are not a mandatory requirement for schools or districts. The above recommendations apply only if schools do not have summer school, district-wide testing, or any other school-related activity scheduled on or after August 23rd. It also should be noted that the UIL Calendar is not a requirement and is only a recommendation.
Q: Are schools required to have single pedestal (slingshot) goalposts?
A: No, schools are not required to have single pedestal goalposts. They are allowed to keep their double pedestal goalposts if they choose.
Q: What is the penalty for using a 40/25-second clock with an illegal play clock?
A: The viewing team would be charged with a delay of game penalty due to not having the correct time management equipment on their scoreboard. The home team would be penalized by having possession moved back 10 yards from the original line of scrimmage or spot of the foul, whichever is more beneficial to the offense.
Q: Is there any way to determine if a school has been paid fines?
A: Yes, this information is available on our website under “Schools” and then “Fines” at http://texasffa.org/fines/. The website contains a list of schools that have been fined as well as amounts they have been fined and dates when fines were paid or appealed. This information was last updated in May 2018. If you are unable to view this information please contact us for help accessing this data.
Q: Are uprights required to extend upward 30′ above ground (or 20 feet above the crossbar)?
A: No, uprights are not required to extend upward of 30 feet above the ground (or 20 feet above the crossbar).
Q: Are schools required to have the shoulder pad rule in effect?
A: No, schools are not required to have the shoulder pad rule.
Q: Are schools required to have an eight-second play clock?
A: No, schools are not required to have an eight-second play clock.
Q: Are high schools required to remark the hash marks to meet the NCAA requirement?
A: No, high schools are not required to remark the hash marks to meet the NCAA requirement.
Q: Are schools required to have a 30-second play clock?
A: No, schools are not required to have a 30-second play clock.
Q: Are schools required to have the minimum number of coaches on the sidelines?
A: No, schools are not required to have the minimum number of coaches on their sidelines.
Q: Are schools allowed to use a 40/25-second clock?
A: Yes, Texas high school football teams may use a 40/25-second clock if they choose. The 40/25 second clocks are available for purchase through your local scoreboard provider. The cost is $1,000 per unit and includes installation at your school by your scoreboard provider. The 40/25 second clocks must be ordered through your scoreboard provider and cannot be ordered directly from TFRRS or FFA. Please note that if you choose to install a new scoreboard with a 40/25 second clock or wish to add one to an existing scoreboard this will be an additional cost for you and is not covered in the fine payment made by TFRRS.