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TAPPS Talk is a podcast to tell the stories of TAPPS. Check the albums tab for recordings of our music competitions. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for young men and women.

Episode Date
This Week in TAPPS 5-22-23
This Week in TAPPS: highlights from our final baseball and softball state championships last week plus golf news, TAPPSCON, Sand Volleyball, and more! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/dirt-off-your-boulder License code: 6FS2FK1AM10WPA9H
May 22, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 5-15-23
This Week in TAPPS: Final State Golf results, Baseball, Softball State Championships, and more!
May 15, 2023
TAPPS Talk Episode 20: Win against bad weather without losing focus
Hear about how TAPPS handles weather hazards with our partners at AEM Earth Networks. If you’d like to get win against bad weather, reach out to Marissa Bryant at marissa.bryant@aem.eco or schedule a call here: https://aem.eco/contact-us/
May 11, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 5-8-23
This Week in TAPPS: Track & Field 2023 State Results, 3A 4A golf team results, final two golf championships this week, Baseball and Softball get started this week!
May 08, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 5-1-23
This Week in TAPPS: 2A Golf results, Esports Spring Season Championship results plus interviews with Bishop Lynch’s esports program, 3A 4A golf this week, State Track this week, and more!
May 01, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 4-24-23
This Week in TAPPS: Tennis state results, music state results, 1A golf results. More golf this week! Regional Track this week! Esports Championship Lineups! And more!
Apr 24, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 4-17-23
Art and Academic Championships wrapped last week and we have the team results for you. Tennis and Golf start today, music later this week with Esports, Regional Track, and more coming up!
Apr 17, 2023
TAPPS Talk Episode 19: TAPPS Orchestra
The TAPPS Classical Music Hour! Our large and medium ensemble music championships are just around the corner. Hear performances from four of our top programs last year along with director commentary on the selections they chose for competition, their programs in general, and the role of competition in music education. Special thanks to B. Sterling Archer, Dr. Gary Gardner, Sarah Gachupin, and Jason Montier for talking with me. Performance recordings provided by David Middelton.
Apr 12, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 4-3-23
This Week In TAPPS: Regional Tennis underway, spring academics and arts next week PLUS interviews from last week’s Lacrosse Showcase and Robotics Championship!
Apr 03, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 3-27-23
This week in TAPPS: Lacrosse 2023 gets started tomorrow, Robotics on Saturday, a slew of Fine Arts and Academics registration deadlines this week, music episode preview, and more!
Mar 27, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 3-20-23
The Lacrosse Showcase episode! Hear from coaches, ADs, parents, and players from last year’s TAPPS Lacrosse Showcase as we get ready for this year’s even bigger event taking place next week! But first, an update on the Henderson Cup standings at the end of winter activities, music starts this week, registration deadlines coming up, and more! Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/moire/summer License code: JSZXI6IL7DQ8JISZ
Mar 20, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 3-13-23
This Week in TAPPS: Art History Test begins, hear from last year’s Robotics competition in the lead up to the 2023 contest, Lacrosse showcase for girls and boys teams this year, solo and small ensemble music.
Mar 13, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 3-6-23
Soccer State 2023 results, all state meetings this week, art history test delayed, fine arts contests, Lacrosse coming up, and more on this episode of This Week in TAPPS. Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/infraction/body-clappin License code: DRBIVETGXHMKNPSL Coral music from the 2022 performance of Round Rock Christian School.
Mar 06, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 2-27-23
Basketball State Championships Recap, Final Four Winter Soccer lineups, Fine Arts programs at ATPI, Fine Art deadlines and more in this episode of This Week in TAPPS!
Feb 27, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 2-20-23
This Week in TAPPS: Final Four State Basketball Tournament lineup, Winter Soccer Final four up next week, fine art news and deadlines, ATPI winter conference this week. Get your tickets in advance at https://tapps.biz/tickets/ TAPPS TV Broadcast for State Basketball https://www.tappstvnetwork.com/TAPPSTV/ Listen for Free on TAPPS Radio https://tapps.biz/radio/ Photos of each state championship game: http://tapps.biz/photos Follow @TAPPSbasketball on twitter for more https://twitter.com/tappsbasketball Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/dirt-off-your-boulder License code: GZFTIA7NGA9AEVEF
Feb 20, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 2-13-23
This week in TAPPS: Swimming and Wrestling Team Results plus interviews with St Thomas High School Head Wrestling Coach Michael LeHolm and Athletic Director(and TAPPS Executive Board Member)Mike Netzel, hosts of this year's State Wrestling Tournament. Basketball and Winter Soccer championships approach, Ready Writing, ATPI Winter Conference information, and more!
Feb 13, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 2-6-23
Poolside at the 2023 TAPPS State Championships! Wrestling this Saturday, Ready Writing deadlines extended due to ice last week. Look for another short episode this week.
Feb 06, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 1-30-23
IT'S COLD! Stay warm out there North Texas! Baseball and Softball games begin today, swimming regional results with state beginning next week. Changes to some fine art deadlines and more!
Jan 30, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 1-23-23
East Regional Swimming Results, yearbook and ready writing deadlines, and more!
Jan 23, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 1-17-22
THIS WEEK IN TAPPS: Dance 2023 Results, Spring Enrollment Snapshot, Spring Transfer Deadline, Baseball/Softball first practice, regional swimming, and more!
Jan 17, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 1-9-23
Our first episode of 2023! Get results from the esports championships that wrapped-up in December, Dance this weekend, and notes from the TAPPS office. Happy New Year!
Jan 09, 2023
This Week in TAPPS 12-12-22
Our final This Week in TAPPS of 2022! News on our first event of 2023, hear from last week's Cheerleading State Championships, and more!
Dec 12, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 12-5-22
Sorry we are late! It's been busy here in Belton getting the Cheer Championships up and running and finishing up Football last weekend!
Dec 05, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 11-28-22
This Week in TAPPS for Monday, November 28th, 2022. In this Episode: Football State Championship Lineups, Cheer State Championships, Esports Venue Announced, One Act Play on TAPPS Talk. Football fan info: https://bit.ly/3tZuWoC Cheer fan info: http://bit.ly/3idU9Jb Visit our website tapps.biz/talk
Nov 28, 2022
TAPPS Talk Episode 18: One Act Play 2022
Hear what One Act Play is like from the people who made it happen this year. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/infraction/high-school License code: QRCGPAMBJZIFSWKL
Nov 21, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 11-21-22
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Nov 21, 2022
TAPPS TALK: Inside TAPPS State Cheer (Episode 6 Re-Release)
We are still in Kerrville for the final day of one act play performances, but we wanted to talk to you briefly about the next fine art championship on the calendar and that’s our cheer state championship in December. So we are going to re-release an episode we did a few years ago that’s an in-depth look at the TAPPS State cheerleading competition. Maybe you are a parent who has never been to one of our cheer competitions before or maybe you are a coach who is thinking about registering or even competing this year or next year. Or maybe it would just be good to hear from some coaches who have done it before. Whoever you are we think this episode is worth a listen. So here it is, TAPPS Talk Episode 6, first released in September of 2020.
Nov 15, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 11-14-22
It’s Monday, November 14th, 2022, here’s what’s in this episode of This Week in TAPPS. Hear straight from Last Week’s Championships in One Act Play, Volleyball, and Fall Soccer, plus updates on football, cheerleading, fall photo, and all state meetings taking place this week. We’ve got a preview from our upcoming episode on One Act Play, hear from some of the judges in this year’s competition and from some winning directors. Full episode later this week.
Nov 14, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 11-7-22
Coming up this week in TAPPS: Fall Soccer Championships, Volleyball Final Four, and One Act Play State all kick off this week! Plus Football playoffs, Cheer State Championship, Fall Photo info and more!
Nov 07, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 10-31-22
Happy Halloween! We’re coming to you from the 2022 Cross Country State Championships in Waco and we have a lot going on this week in TAPPS. Get information on today’s championship along with interviews from two coaches competing today, fall soccer season nearing the playoffs, volleyball area games approaching, a recap of last week’s Field Hockey championship along with SMH coach Valerie Lohr, plus reminders for AD’s and head’s of school. In Fine Arts we’ve got One Act Play district results coming in (before they are even posted) and a recap of last week’s Fall Band State Championships. And more! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/jonny-boyle/ska-of-the-mountain-king License code: FVGTLYJHK42CUHZV
Oct 31, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 10-24-22
Coming to you from the 2022 TAPPS Fall Band Championships it's This Week in TAPPS!
Oct 24, 2022
TAPPS Talk Episode 17: Fall Band 2022
In this updated Fall Band episode, we re-visit two interviews from 2020 with people who help make our Fall Band Championships possible. Hear from Bob Vetter, who handles all adjudication for TAPPS music competitions, and from Joe Hobbs, a Drumline clinician and judge. Get an overview of the contest format and the benefits of school musical competition from two experienced music educators. Music in this episode from the 2019 and 2021 Fall Band Competitions. Hear selections from the All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, St. Pius X High School in Houston, Midland Christian School in Midland, Vanguard College Prep in Waco, Fellowship Academy in Kennedale, Antonian College Prep in San Antonio, Lubbock Christian School in Lubbock, and Nolan Catholic High School in Ft. Worth. We’ll see you in Waco on Monday for the 2022 Championships!
Oct 21, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 10-17-22
Coming up this week in TAPPS: Cross Country registration deadline, Fall Band information session, first day of practice for soccer and basketball, comments from a new TAPPS Executive Board member, Team Tennis Teaser. Full transcript: https://bit.ly/3rZKs2H
Oct 17, 2022
TAPPS Talk Episode 16: Team Tennis 2022
We held our third annual Team Tennis Championship on October 10th and 11th. Get a brief overview of this format vs Spring Tennis, plus hear from three coaches who brought their teams this year. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/bosnow/autumn-coffee License code: R63VVFJYP7ZYGGET
Oct 17, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 10-10-22
This Week In TAPPS for 10-10-22. Team Tennis gets underway this morning, updates on Cross Country, Drumline, Reminders for AD’s and Heads of School, Fall Photo, Fall Band, and more! Transcript: https://bit.ly/3Ck5qhG
Oct 10, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 10-3-22
Updates to the AEC, Cross Country Registration, Fall Band, Esports, Call for Districts Presidents and more this week in TAPPS.
Oct 03, 2022
Episode 15: Match Play Golf 2022
Our second annual Match Play Golf Championship takes place this Monday, October 3rd. Hear TAPPS coaches Marshall Edwards of Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Amy Ruengmateekhun of Ursuline Academy in Dallas, and Larry Frank of Liberty Christian School in Argyle talk about what it was like to be at the inaugural championship last year. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/prigida/moonshine License code: EBMOI0H7DCP8AIUB
Sep 30, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 9-26-22
Bracket release schedule, TAPPS students on Team USA Debate, Interview with Coach Sally Frame of JPII, Fall Band info and more on This Week in TAPPS. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3dEI5yZ
Sep 26, 2022
This Week in TAPPS 9-19-22
Find out what's going on this week in TAPPS! Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/3eZ0iaz
Sep 19, 2022
This Week In TAPPS 9-12-22
TAPPS Executive Board and Athletic Executive Committee Meetings, Score Reporting, OAP District Competition, eSports Registration Deadlines. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3eLOWXa
Sep 12, 2022
This Week In TAPPS 9-6-22
We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend! News on transfer deadlines, AEC election results, eSports, One Act Play, and more This Week In TAPPS. Transcript here: https://bit.ly/3D2yyfd
Sep 06, 2022
This Week In TAPPS 8-29-22
Our first This Week In TAPPS! This weekly segment of our podcast will deliver short updates on what's going on across the State of Texas in our TAPPS community. Look for new episodes on the first of every Monday. Fall Soccer Broadcast Link: https://www.tappstvnetwork.com/TAPPSTV/ Transcript: https://bit.ly/3CIPreG
Aug 29, 2022
Episode 14: Spike Down 2022
What’s it like to attend our annual Spike Down Volleyball Tournament? Find out from four TAPPS coaches in our latest episode of TAPPS Talk.
Aug 26, 2022
Spike Down 2022 Coming Soon!
Our full episode on Spike Down 2022 will come out next week. Here's a preview and a message on why it wasn't out this week as planned.
Aug 19, 2022
Spikedown 2022 Teaser
We are publishing this morning from the Game On Sports Complex in Fort Worth Texas at our first tournament of the school year, Spikedown 2022! Stay tuned for a full episode later this week! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/soundroll/tropicana License code: UV5EOWXTTVWQPLOA
Aug 11, 2022
Episode 13: TAPPSCON22 and Beyond
We're Back! Catch up with us at TAPPSCON22 and hear some of the things we have planned for the 2022-2023 competition year.
Jun 09, 2022
Episode 12: An Architect of TAPPS Swimming
The 2021 State Swimming Championships are just a few days away, but high school swimming, along with just about every other activity this year, doesn’t look at all like it used to. It’s hard to overstate the importance of sports like swimming. Which is why so many people have worked so hard to make this year’s competition take place. To reflect on that importance, and to give us an understanding of how TAPPS swimming has evolved over the years, we reached out to Bruce Rollins. Mr. Rollins has represented TAPPS as a parent, swim coach, athletic director, athletic executive committee member, executive board member, and the TAPPS swim director. And it is through his efforts both in and out of the pool that are the way they are today.
Feb 05, 2021
Episode 11: State Cheer Sounds Like...
Coming from the floor of the Bell County Expo Center and the 2020 TAPPS Cheer State Championships, hear from Express Cheer's Chris Henson about the championship (and from some of the squads performances.)
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 10: Team Tennis
In this short episode, hear from TAPPS Tennis Director Kevin Foster about the upcoming Team Tennis Tournament this October. More info at http://tapps.biz/athletics/team-tennis/ Follow TAPPS Tennis on twitter at https://twitter.com/tapps_tennis Follow TAPPs Talk on twitter at https://twitter.com/tappstalk
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 9: Fall Band
In this short episode we talk with two people involved with the TAPPS Fall Band Competition. Follow TAPPS Band on twitter https://twitter.com/tappsband Find out more about this podcast as well as links to subscribe on our website https://tapps.biz/talk/ See last year’s Field Band, Marching Band, and Drumline Championships on our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7m6PdONbKUnYZKhEBDyTN6wADvwm_HAY
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 8: One Act Play in the Age of COVID-19
In this short episode we speak with two people about the upcoming One Act Play competition. How will the judges prepare for a competition where different schools are operating under different sets of COVID-19 guidelines? How, if we are able, will we put on an in-person championship? Find out in this episode of TAPPS Talk. Follow TAPPS One Act Play on twitter https://twitter.com/tappsoap Find out more about this podcast as well as links to subscribe on our website https://tapps.biz/talk/ See what competition looked like last year: https://tapps.smugmug.com/ Catch up on the full webinar for One Act Play directors: https://youtu.be/sNsYk8hkFiM
Aug 21, 2020
Episode 7: Esports
This episode is all about the latest activity to be sanctioned by TAPPS...Esports. We talk with the Director of Education at PlayVS about what Esports are and how the TAPPS / PlayVS partnership works, we talk with coaches at three TAPPS schools with active Esports programs about how they got started and what it’s like for their students and school communities. Find the evaluation tool that Coach Walker uses for tryouts here: https://na.op.gg/ Follow @TAPPSesports on twitter. https://twitter.com/tappsesports Sign up for Esports with TAPPS and PlayVS here: https://tapps.biz/playvs/ Subscribe to TAPPS TALK with your favorite podcast app. More information here: https://tapps.biz/talk/ Thanks to Dr. Clint Kennedy, Coach Michael Walker, and Coach Ronnie Baskin for taking the time to talk with me for this episode. Special thanks to Jerry Lawrence for not only talking to me but bringing in his three players, Cole Stewart, Konnor Townsend, Ryan Fullerton to talk to me as well. Special thanks also to Ronnie Baskin for providing me with recordings of some of his team’s live broadcasts. Music in this episode by Patrick Patrikios If you have any suggestions or ideas on future episodes please send us an email at info@tapps.biz
Aug 14, 2020
Program Note: July 29, 2020
Program note for the program note: Due to an error when this track was uploaded, it was not included in our podcast feed. It was visible on our website but not anywhere else. With everything going on over the past two weeks, we just couldn't get Episode 7 polished and ready for publication. Look for it in your feeds next week. Catch my boss talking high school football on the Teague’s Take Podcast. Find out more at https://twitter.com/Teaguestake and subscribe on Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/teagues-take-with-george-teague/id1521289674 or wherever you get your podcasts. We will see you next week!
Jul 29, 2020
Episode 7 Teaser
In the next episode of TAPPS TALK: hear from coaches and players at three TAPPS schools who were ahead of the curve with eSports. Learn about how they set up their programs and the benefits they have seen in their players and the wider school community. Hear also from Dr. Clint Kennedy, Director of Education at PlayVS, about eSports in general and how it will be a part of TAPPS State Competitions this Fall. Learn more about eSPorts with TAPPS here: https://tapps.biz/playvs/ Join us for an overview of the game titles available for TAPPS eSports competition and step-by-step instructions for starting an eSports program at your school in time for the Fall 2020 Season. 11AM on July 15. Register here: https://bit.ly/esports2 The people you heard in this trailer are Ronnie Baskin of the British International School of Houston, Dr. Michael Walker of The Village School, Jerry Lawrence of Lubbock Christian School, Ryan Fullerton, a member of the LCS eSports team (you will hear from two more students in the full episode), and Dr. Clint Kennedy, Director of Education, PlayVS. Music in this trailer by Jorge Hernandez. You can subscribe to TAPPS TALK on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Stream full episode here: tapps.biz/talk Questions? Email us at info@tapps.biz
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 6: Inside TAPPS State Cheer
In this episode we talk with three TAPPS cheer coaches about what it’s like compete at the TAPPS State Cheer Championships. More info on the championships at tapps.biz/cheer You can subscribe to TAPPS TALK on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. More at tapps.biz/talk
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 5: COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley
In this episode, we talk to Juan Soliz, Athletic Director (and a lot of other things) at Juan Diego Academy in Mission, Texas, about the adjustments his community has had to make in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We are still looking for coaches, teachers, and administrators to talk to about how this crisis has affected their community. If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be, send us an email, info@tapps.biz Visit our website tapps.biz/talk
May 06, 2020
Episode 4: Interview with Coach David Zimmerman
In this episode, we talk to David Zimmerman at Yavneh Academy Of Dallas. Want your school on the show? Send us an email info@tapps.biz
May 01, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Coach Janneke Garos
Our last revision! It’s only new episodes from here on out. First released in March of 2020, Janneke Garos, Head Tennis Coach at Trinity School of Midland, talks about her program and being named the (first ever) Private School Coach of the Year by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association. Got an idea on how we can improve the show? Got a story to tell us at your campus? Send us an email at info@tapps.biz Find all of our episodes and links to subscribe on our website, tapps.biz/talk
Apr 30, 2020
Episode 2: Media Programs Place in National Contest
The interviews in this episode were originally release in January 2020. Will Underwood, of Saint Mary’s Hall, Lauren McCauley of All Saints Episcopal School, and Anna England of Nolan Catholic High School took some time to tell us about their programs and the accomplishments of their students in this year’s ATPI Fall Contest. For more information on the other TAPPS member schools who placed in the contest, click here https://tapps.biz/tapps-schools-represented-in-atpi-fall-contest/ Full Winner List and Gallery: http://www.atpi.org/fallcontest/ Join ATPI: http://www.atpi.org/join
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 1: Three ADs Discuss Their TAAC Certification
On this episode: a re-release of the first TAPPS TALK we ever did. Judy Collins, Athletic Director of McKinney Christian Academy, Jake Wachsmuth, Athletic Director of Shiner St. Paul, and Les Davis, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at San Marcos Academy, discuss their recent completion of the Texas Athletic Administrators Certification. Plus: ever wonder how we interview people when we have member schools all over the state? We walk you though our process. Would you like to be on the show? Send us an email at info@tapps.biz
Apr 28, 2020
Episode 0: TAPPS TALK Has a New Format
TAPPS TALK is a new podcast from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. It’s purpose is to tell the stories of TAPPS and its member schools. We talk to the teachers, coaches, administrators, and students of TAPPS about their achievements both in and out of TAPPS competitions. More at tapps.biz/talk We are always looking for new stories. Contact us at info@tapps.biz
Apr 26, 2020