UIL discusses reside streaming of soccer matches on Friday evening

The UIL Standing Committee on Policy will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin to discuss the issue.

AUSTIN, Texas – The University Interscholastic League (UIL) will discuss the subject of live streaming of high school soccer games on Friday night for the second year running.

In 2020, in an effort to improve accessibility to high school soccer games and promote social distancing across Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIL allowed live broadcasts of high school soccer games on Friday nights during the regular season.

The UIL Standing Committee on Policy will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin to discuss the issue.

According to the agenda, the members of the committee will discuss a proposal that would allow UIL member schools to allow the live broadcast of a regular season football match on a Friday evening.

Currently per Section 868 (c) of the UIL manual, UIL member schools may not allow the live broadcast of a regular season football match on a Friday evening. Live broadcasts and other types of live broadcasts of UIL football matches after the regular season are permitted, provided that this is provided for in a UIL broadcast rights agreement.

When the measure was approved for the 2020-21 school year, the UIL said the change would not go beyond that particular year.

The meeting will be streamed live Here.

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