Texas Amateur Athletic Federation
TAAF offers a multitude of sports for adults and youth throughout the year. Region 4 Member Cities may offer one or all sports. Please check with your local Parks and Recreation Department for specific sports offered where you live.
The "Big Three" in Region 4 are Winter Youth Basketball, Swimming, and Track and Field. Information regarding these programs may be found under their own headings.
TAAF Games of Texas
The crown jewel in the TAAF organization is the Games of Texas. The Games of Texas is the ultimate amateur athletic sports festival for Texas' many athletes. Established in 1986, the Games is patterned after the Olympic Games and U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. The Games provides a forum for training and competition among Texas' own Olympic hopefuls, as well as both youth and adult recreational athletes, with participant ages ranging from 4 to 84. Since 1991, the U.S. Olympic Committee has recognized the TAAF Games of Texas as an official State Games.
Upcoming Summer Games of Texas:
2013 - Corpus Christi
2014/2015 - College Station
2016/2017 - McAllen
In 2006, TAAF partnered with the City of Frisco to offer the first Winter Games of Texas. The event was so successful that the City of Frisco has signed on to host the festival through the year 2015.
For information on the Games of Texas and other TAAF programs, visit the state website at www.taaf.com.