The CIF has announced that all sports will be moved to 2021. Each section, including the North Coast Section, will determine when to begin their sports. The CIF released their calendar, which indicates the last day a sport can be played.
One of the big rule changes is that the CIF will allow athletes to compete with outside programs during their season, which has never been allowed before. Athletes will be able to play AAU, Travel Baseball/Softball, etc during their season of choice. It is unclear if wether athletes will be allowed to play two sports at once, (Baseball & Basketball, Softball & Tennis, etc). That is a question we hope the NCS will answer for us by 1pm today.
It is anticipated that most Section start dates will commence in December 2020 or January 2021.
Temporary Reconfiguration of Bylaws 504.E. and H. (Season of Sport)
As per the 2020-21 sports calendar above, the CIF has made adjustments to the traditional seasons of sport. Each CIF Section 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.
Temporary Suspension of Bylaws 600-605 (Outside Competition)
Due to the need to move sports to non-traditional times of the year, the CIF is temporarily suspending Bylaws 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, and 605 for all sports for the 2020-21 school year. Accordingly, students will be allowed to participate on an outside team at the same time they participate on their high school team. As per CIF Article 23, local schools, school districts, leagues, and Sections may develop a more restrictive rule than the CIF State Office with respect to the aforementioned Bylaws.
Each of the above Bylaw modifications are effective as of July 20, 2020, and remain in effect for the 2020-21 school year only.
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