CIF UPDATE: Spring Sports

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Office and the 10 Section Commissioners held their annual scheduled spring meeting. The agenda included a discussion concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 CIF spring sports season.

While the time may come when we have to cancel post-season events, today is not that day. In anticipation of further guidance and directives issued by federal, state and local government agencies regarding COVID-19, the CIF has not determined the future of spring sports events at this time and intends to reconvene with the 10 Section Commissioners on April 3 to revisit this issue. Pending that time, Sections will continue to confer with their local leadership and the State CIF will continue to monitor any directives and recommendations issued from the above entities.

The CIF will continue to work with our schools and school districts with the health and well-being of student-athletes and school communities as our priority.

Additionally, the originally scheduled April 3, 2020, CIF Federated Council Meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled no earlier than May 8, 2020 and will be held via teleconference.

Ron Nocetti
CIF Executive Director

Editor’s Note: The CIF spring state events include the CIF state track meet in Clovis, CIF state swimming (also in Clovis) plus CIF state golf (boys), Northern and Southern California boys volleyball and Northern and Southern California boys tennis. Most invitational type events in track and major tournaments in baseball & softball have been cancelled. The challenge for baseball and softball will be if the seasons can resume in roughly one month so that teams can play two to three weeks of league games before going to section playoffs. As of now, based on statements from Governor Gavin Newsom and others that doesn’t seem likely.

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