Coaches who have been approved by their school's principal may advise their players throughout regular and post season play only between the green and the next tee without holding up play. Coaches need to keep in mind that per our match guidelines players can take no longer than 40 seconds to hit a shot when it is their turn to play. Any player taking more than the allotted time should be warned by the host official. Subsequent bad timings will subject the player to penalty strokes added to their score for that particular hole. Only one coach per team can give advice to his/her players during a match.
A school may have an Assistant Coach if the Head Coach is coaching both a Boys and Girls program. This person must be on file with the TMSGA.
Individual participants may receive advice from the coach approved by their school's principal.
Coaching Dos and Don'ts During TMSGA Play
I. Student Athletes Removed For Unsportsmanlike Conduct
|II. Coaches Removed for Unsportsmanlike Conduct|
|Playing of Ineligible Student - Athletes|
Section 2 - If a student is ineligible according to TMSGA rules but is permitted to participate in interscholastic competition contrary to such TMSGA rules but in accordance with the terms of a court restraining order or injunction against his/her school and/or the TMSGA, and that injunction is subsequently voluntarily vacated, stayed, reversed or finally determined by the courts that injunctive relief is not or was not justified or expires without further judicial determination, those actions stipulated in Section 1 and 3 shall be taken.
Section 3 – If an ineligible contestant competes in a match and any violation of TMSGA rules occurs, the entire contest is forfeited.
When a team plays an ineligible athlete in TMSGA tournaments or post-season play, the entire contest is forfeited, the team is removed from the event, and no team replaces that team in the tournament series.
Section 4 – If an otherwise ineligible student-athlete provides false information to a member school and is erroneously determined to be eligible and is allowed to participate on the basis of that false information, the student shall be ineligible at all levels in all sports at any member school for twelve (12) months from his or her last participation date.