State of Officiating

Commissioner’s Message #9 In my 16 years working for the CIF Southern Sec on, I have learned many things about officiating. Last week, we all learned even more about the current state of officiating in our sec on when the CIF Southern Sec on Council did not approve the proposal from the Officials Fees/ Relations... Continue Reading →

2015-2016 Academic Award Winners Announced

LOS ALAMITOS – The winners of the 30th Annual CIF Southern Section – FORD Academic Awards program were announced at the CIF-SS Office today. The team awards, based on a cumulative grade point average, are awarded in 23 team sports. Entries from 1,852 teams were received this year. Twenty-six different CIF-SS member schools are represented... Continue Reading →

CIF-SS History Tidbits

CIF-SS HISTORY – 100 YEARS OF GREATNESS!   The CIF-SS office has just posted on their new website 100 short historical essays (“tidbits”) celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the CIF-SS. These essays written by Dr. John Dahlem, Past President of the CIF-SS and current Volunteer Historian, cover a wide variety of subjects from Manzanar High School, the “grenade throw” as... Continue Reading →

Spalding Continues as Official Ball in Five Sports Through 2021

Spalding will be the Official Ball of the CIF Southern Section Los Alamitos, CA (November 13, 2015)– Today the CIF Southern Section and Spalding announced a fiveyear partnership extension for Spalding to be the Official Ball for all playoff events in the sports of Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and (Dudley) Softball. With the new agreement, Spalding... Continue Reading →

CSIET & F1 Students

CSIET (the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel) just recently published its list of approved programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. This years’ list includes schools and programs that place international (F-1) students. In order to have your school considered among the approved CSIET organizations for the 2016-2017, CSIET and the NFHS have collaborated... Continue Reading →

2015-16 Meetings Dates

Executive Committee Meeting – Workshop and New Member OrientationThursday, August 18 National Federation Section 7 & 8 MeetingSunday-Tuesday, September 18-20 Champions for Character Awards Dinner – The Grand, Long Beach, CAMonday, September 26 Executive Committee MeetingThursday, September 29 Southern Section Council Meeting – Deadline for Southern Section Proposals – September 13Tuesday, October 4 State Federated... Continue Reading →

A Principal’s Best Friend – A Great Athletic Director

Throughout our 102 years of existence, the CIF Southern Section has always been referred to as an organization of high school principals. We still hold to that concept today, but the reality of the present high school environment is the high school principal’s job has changed dramatically and there is no question that a principal’s... Continue Reading →

2014-15 CIF-SS Academic Award Winners

LOS ALAMITOS — The winners of the annual CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards program were announced at the CIF-SS Office today. The team awards, based on a cumulative grade point average, are awarded in 22 sports. Entries from 1,787 teams were received this year. Twenty-five different schools are represented among the 44 team winners. San... Continue Reading →