CIF Statement Regarding 2020‐21 Sports Calendar and Bylaw Modifications

July 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has determined, in
collaboration with our 10 Sections, that education‐based athletics for the 2020‐2021 school
year will begin with a modified season of sport schedule (see following pages for 2020‐21 sports
calendar). Our calendar reflects the season for each CIF sport and the last date for Section
Championships and Regional/State Championships in those sports where a Regional/State
Championship is currently offered. Following this announcement, each CIF Section Office will
release their own calendar to reflect regular season starting and ending dates and Section
playoffs. It is anticipated that most Section start dates will commence in December 2020 or
January 2021.

We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor’s
Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and
local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed
by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront. As
these guidelines change, CIF Sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under
the summer period rules of the local Section. Also, given this calendar change, the CIF has
temporarily suspended Bylaws 600‐605 (Outside Competition) in all sports for the 2020‐21
school year (see the following pages for more specific information related to these changes).


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