Tempe All-City Association

Tempe Union High Schools


Sports Awards Banquets

Since 1982/83


Effective January 27, 2014

The Tempe All-City Association’s (the “Association” or “TACA”) mission is to recognize and honor student-athletes, coaches, and administrators for their outstanding contributions to athletics within the Tempe Union High School District (“TUHSD”).

The Association is governed by its Board of Directors, whose names are maintained by the Association’s Secretary.

Board members may attend all Association Board meetings, banquets, and other functions.

By September 1 each year, each Board member shall pay annual dues of $100. The annual dues amount is subject to change when/if the Board deems it appropriate. Annual dues shall be paid c/o the Association’s Secretary.

Each Board member is required to pay the (then) current rate for dinner at each TACA banquet that s/he attends.

Association Board meetings are generally held prior to each TACA banquet.

The Association’s Secretary will provide Board members with advance

notice prior to each Board meeting. Notice will generally be provided to Board

members via email.

The Association’s fiscal year runs from September 1, through August 31.

The Board shall nominate and approve a slate of Officers to serve during

each fiscal year.

The Association’s slate of Officers consists of a (a) President, (b) Secretary,

and (c) Treasurer.

For fiscal year September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014, the Association’s slate of Officers consists of the following:

These Bylaws were adopted by a majority of the Association’s existing Board members.

The effective date of these Bylaws is February 1, 2014.

Any amendments to these Bylaws shall be (a) approved in advance by a majority of the Association’s (then) existing Board members, and (b) confirmed in writing through the issuance of a set of revised Bylaws.

The Association has a Hall of Fame, which is reserved for former TUHSD student-athletes, coaches, or administrators, who excelled or made exemplary contributions to athletics within the TUHSD.

The Board may, from time to time, nominate and induct new members into the TACA Hall of Fame.

Provided that TACA has sufficient monies available each year, the Board shall nominate and award a scholarship to a top male and female athlete.

The Association shall hold three awards banquets during each fiscal year: (a) a fall awards banquet; (b) a winter awards banquet; and (c) a spring awards banquet.

In addition to (i) awarding student-athletes the awards listed herein, and (ii) occasionally inducting qualified individuals into the TACA Hall of Fame, the Association shall recognize and issue an award to each TUHSD head coach whose team wins an Arizona state team title.

TACA student-athlete awards shall be awarded based on the following protocol:

The exclusive List of Awards that will be awarded during each fiscal year is set forth below. No exceptions are permitted to the List of Awards set forth below.

Regarding the awards awarded to TUHSD/City champions (e.g., Cross Country, Swimming/Diving, Golf, Badminton, Track, etc.), the male or female athlete who wins first place in his or her respective event or sport at the TUHSD/City meet or tournament shall receive the award for his or her sport or event. As used herein, the term “TUHSD/City” refers collectively to the six high schools that compete within the TUHSD, i.e., Tempe High, McClintock, Marcos de Niza, Corona del Sol, Mountain Pointe, and Desert Vista.

Regarding the awards that are selected by the TUHSD head coaches (e.g., Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Football, etc.), prior to each respective awards banquet (i.e., the fall, winter, or spring awards banquet), the TUHSD Athlete Director will schedule a meeting with those respective head coaches where the nomination and selection of awards for that season (i.e., fall, winter, or spring), will occur based on the protocol set forth herein (i.e., the meeting with the TUHSD head coaches is referred to herein as the “Selection Meeting”). TUHSD head coaches must be in attendance at the Selection Meeting to nominate athletes and vote, and they may not cast their votes by proxy. However, a head coach who is unable to attend the Selection Meeting may appoint an assistant coach to attend, or the athletic director of his or her respective school may attend, the Selection Meeting and nominate/cast votes on behalf of the absentee-head coach.

Regarding awards that are selected by the TUHSD head coaches, the coaches shall resolve any “ties” as follows: The athlete with the best, overall individual statistics (or, the athlete with the best, overall performance, as the case may be) during that season shall receive the award. If, however, the TUHSD coaches conclude that there is a tie between two athletes for a particular TACA award, the TUHSD Athlete Director will notify the Board of the tie, and the Board shall determine the student-athlete who will receive the award.

With the exception of the TUHSD Athletic Director, no Board member may attend any meeting with the TUHSD coaches where discussions occur, or where decisions are made, regarding TACA awards.



The following list of awards is the exclusive list of TACA awards that will be awarded during each fiscal year:

Girls Cross Country


Boys Cross Country


Girls Swimming/Diving


Boys Swimming/Diving


Girls Golf


Boys Golf


Badminton



Volleyball (Girls)


Football

















** Note: Due to the variety of offensive schemes currently being used by schools today (i.e., “spread” or “pistol” formations are commonly used today versus the “I” or “pro-set” formations typically used in the past), the Association is not insisting on the previous designation of two running backs and a tight-end. Rather, the head coaches within the TUHSD may select either (a) one running back and a total of four ends/receivers, or (b) two running backs and a total of three ends/receivers. Similarly, due to changes in the defensive schemes used today to defend against these new offensive schemes (i.e., “nickel” and “dime” secondary packages are commonly used today), the Association is leaving it to the discretion of the TUHSD head coaches to determine the designation of the 11th defensive player, i.e., either a lineman, linebacker, or defensive back.

Girls Basketball




Boys Basketball




Girls Soccer





Boys Soccer





Wrestling









Girls Tennis



Boys Tennis



Volleyball (Boys)


Softball








Baseball








Girls Track


Boys Track



Clarification: Several of the sports listed above specify a precise number of athletes receiving TACA awards each year (e.g., Volleyball, Wrestling, Cross- Country, etc.), whereas other sports listed above specify a “maximum” number of athletes receiving TACA awards each year. For example, a lone, female track athlete may win three or four events at the TUHSD/City track meet, and, if so, less than 14 female athletes will receive TACA track awards that year. As another example, a lone, male athlete may be selected as the TACA Quarterback and also as one of the TACA Defensive Backs in a given year, and, if so, fewer than 24 athletes will receive TACA football awards that year.

In contrast, for those sports listed above where a specific number of athletes is designated each year to receive TACA awards (e.g., Volleyball, Wrestling, Cross-Country, Basketball, etc.), the precise number of athletes specifically designated above to receive awards for that sport shall receive awards each year. So, for example, a total of five female athletes, and a total of five male athletes, will receive TACA basketball awards each year.

1 athlete:

First place at the City Meet

1 athlete:

First place at the City Meet

Maximum of 9 athletes:

First place at the City Meet, respective event

Maximum of 9 athletes:

First place at the City Meet, respective event

1 athlete:

First place at the City Meet

1 athlete:

First place at the City Meet

Maximum of 3 athletes:

First place singles at the City Meet

First place doubles at the City Meet

6 athletes:

Regardless of position on the floor

Maximum of 24 athletes:

- 11 offensive, specifically designated as follows:

2 Tackles

2 Guards

1 Center

3 Ends/Receivers

1 Running Back

1 Quarterback

Another End/Receiver or Running Back**

- 11 defensive, specifically designated as follows:

3 Lineman

3 Linebackers

4 Defensive Backs

Another of one of the above**

1 Punter

1 Kicker

5 athletes:

1 Center

2 Forwards

2 Guards

5 athletes:

1 Center

2 Forwards

2 Guards

11 athletes:

1 Goaltender

3 Defenders

4  Midfielders

3 Forwards

11 athletes:

1 Goaltender

3 Defenders

4  Midfielders

3 Forwards

14 athletes:

The top-performing wrestler in each of the respective 14 weight-classes. In determining the top-performing wrestler in each weight-class, the TUHSD head coaches shall consider all relevant criteria, including, without limitation, placement at the State meet, season record, season winning percentage, season head-to-head competition, etc.

Maximum of 3 athletes:

First singles champion @ City Tournament

First pdoubles champion @ City Tournament

Maximum of 3 athletes:

First singles champion @ City Tournament

First doubles champion @ City Tournament

6 athletes:

Regardless of position on the floor

9 athletes:

1 Catcher

1 Third Baseman

1 Shortstop

1 Second Baseman

1 First Baseman

3 Outfielders

1 Pitcher

9 athletes:

1 Catcher

1 Third Baseman

1 Shortstop

1 Second Baseman

1 First Baseman

3 Outfielders

1 Pitcher

Maximum of 14 athletes:

First place at City Meet in respective event

Maximum of 14 athletes:

First place at City Meet in respective event