Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:41 PM
Coaches: please send nominations for the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team (this team is different from the TGCA team) to Longview News-Journal sports editor Jack Stallard AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after your season has ended.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 2.
Players do not have to be seniors. There is no limit on nominations, but please send only players you feel are among the best players in the state in your classification.
Nominations must include:
Please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
When All-State football and volleyball teams are released and you look for a player that didn't make one of the teams -- please do us a favor before sending an irate E-mail listing all the reasons why your player was deserving to be on one of these teams.
We can't select players if they were never nominated. Coaches and/or sports writers are the only ones who can nominate a player(s). If they are not nominated - our writers can't vote on someone who is not on the ballot. So check with your coach FIRST to see if the player was even nominated.
There is no way a single sports writer, who compiles the ballots, can know every player across the state. Coaches are the life-line in helping us select players. If coaches choose not to participate in submitting their players -- then we can't do anything beyond that.
Download this form, then fill it out and mail it with your check, payable to:Sports Media Publications
Players can now memorialize their Texas Sports Writers Association All-State selection. If you were selected as an All-State player in football, volleyball, baseball, or softball -- you can order one of two available beautiful plaques with your name, sport, and year that you were selected as one of the prestigious All-State players in Texas. The lighter wood plaque is laser-cut; the darker wood plaque has a smooth metal surface.
The plaques (7" x 9") are only $40 (including s/h) and can be personally customized to serve as a reminder of your outstanding athletic achievement. Each plaque will have a silhouette of an athlete for each sport.
If you want to order a plaque - please contact us with your plaque selection, name, sport and year of being selected as an All-State player. All orders must be pre-paid. No credit cards accepted.Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
It is time to renew your TXSWA membership for 2013. The website is designed with you and Texas high school sports fans in mind. The membership form is on the site ready to be printed, filled out and mailed to Maury Salinger who will be happy to collect your $10.00 membership on behalf of TXSWA. Just click About TXSWA and you'll find the form.
We want to communicate to coaches, student-athletes, parents, and others who are interested in the work we are doing. This is your forum too! If you have any suggestions -- don't be bashful.
At the moment -- get your membership in to Maury ASAP! Keep up the good work!