CIF Southern Section Goals for School Year 2020-21

* Denotes Existing Goals from previous years that continue in 2020-21
* Denotes New Goals for 2020-21

1. Continue to Enhance Communication Between the CIF Southern Section Office, Member Schools and the Executive Committee
  • Expand the use of social media in communications with member schools, the public and media outlets.
  • Continue to develop enhanced mobile version of the website including links with social media platforms.
  • Publish periodic Messages from the Commissioner/Southern Section Updates through CIFSSHome, on section website and all social media platforms.
  • Prepare and distribute frequent Executive Committee Updates.
  • Utilize CIFSSHome to directly communicate information by email to selected groups.
  • Offer opportunities and conduct personal interviews with media members from throughout the various geographic areas of the section.
  • Conduct Fall Workshops at various geographic locations/virtually throughout the Southern Section.
  • Introduce video tutorials on various subjects utilizing section website and social media platforms.
  • Continue official’s recruitment program utilizing section website and social media platforms.
  • Launch CIFSS This Week, a weekly livestream program featuring content on the latest news and developments of the CIF Southern Section.
2. Implement Year 9 of CIFSSHome for CIF Southern Section Member Schools
  • Activate CIFSSHome for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Along with staff, facilitate numerous training sessions (virtual, when necessary) for member schools.
  • Along with staff, provide ongoing training and assistance to member schools on a daily basis.
  • Continue to develop and expand features of CIFSSHome.
3. Implement Process for Area Placement of Member Schools
  • Work with the Releaguing Committee and CIF Southern Section Office Staff to develop an Area Placement Plan for member schools for the 2022-2026 Releaguing Cycle.
  • Revise the membership of the Releaguing Committee.
  • Survey member schools regarding Area Placement requests – September, 2020.
  • Compile information received from member schools and distribute Area Placement recommendations – November, 2020.
  • Coordinate and administer Area Placement appeals process for member schools.
4. Launch New Championship Event
  • Inaugural Boys and Girls Lacrosse Championships.
5. Implement New Rules Changes
  • Revised 2020-2021 Southern Section Sports Calendars.
  • State-Wide Ejection Policy.
  • Competitive Equity Playoffs – Football (Utilizing Current Regular Season Results)
  • Competitive Equity Playoffs – Swimming/Diving (Individual Sport)

6. Provide Professional Growth Opportunities for Member Schools

  • Launch Year 6 of the MVP AD Program. (Suspended, 2020-2021)
  • Conduct CIF Southern Section Athletic Administrator Summit. (Suspended, 2020-2021)
7. Financial Matters
  • Expand CIF Southern Section investment opportunities under approved CIF Southern Section Investment Policy.
  • Along with CIF Sports Properties, increase revenue share in Year 4 of the CIF Marketing Plan.
  • Increase online ticketing opportunities for Southern Section member schools and Southern Section events, with an emphasis on touch-free and cash-free protocols.
  • Secure partnerships/renewals for broadcast rights agreements.
  • Secure partnerships/renewals for ball contracts agreements.
    • Develop Request for Proposals for individual sport ball contracts.
8. Examine and Explore Issues Involving Public and Private Schools
  • Continue to work with the CIF Southern Section Public/Private Committee on an ongoing basis.
  • Continue to work with the Private School Leadership Advisory Committee on an ongoing basis.
  • Continue to engage in a constructive dialogue with member schools, both public and private, on public/private issues.
  • Serve as a resource for member schools, leagues and areas of the CIF Southern Section by attending league meetings, area meetings and athletic director association meetings, virtually, when necessary.
  • Continue to emphasize adherence to current CIF State Constitution and Bylaws and CIF Southern Section Blue Book rules that apply to all schools.
  • Implement and evaluate new CIF Bylaw 510 interpretations and recommend modifications, as needed.
  • Examine Southern Section Bylaw 510.1 and recommend clarifications/modifications to existing Bylaw, including new Q and A’s.
9. Work Cooperatively with the CIF State Office and the Other 9 Sections
  • Generate a sectional identity that provides leadership, along with being cooperative and sensitive to the needs of the CIF and the other sectional organizations.
  • Develop strategies that recognize and support the needs of the CIF and the other sections without sacrificing the strengths and interests of the CIF Southern Section.
  • Serve as a resource, along with members of the CIF Southern Section Staff, to the CIF State Office in the management and conducting of CIF State Regional and CIF State Championship events.
    1. Rob Wigod – Event Manager, CIF State Football Championships.
    2. Rob Wigod – Member, CIF Constitution and Bylaws Editorial Committee.
    3. Kristine Palle – Member, CIF Constitution and Bylaws Editorial Committee.
    4. Thom Simmons – Director, CIF Southern Regional Basketball Championships.
10. Expand Relationships with the National Federation of State High School Associations
  • Along with staff, serve on various national committees affiliated with the National Federation of State High School Associations.
  • Along with Fox Sports, offer increased opportunities for member schools to participate in the NFHS Network Student Broadcast Program.
  • Assist the NFHS Network in implementing the Pixellot Free for All Program, which provides two Pixellot cameras for every Southern Section member school, free of charge.
  • Rob Wigod – Member, NFHS Network Leadership Circle.
  • Kristine Palle – Chair, NFHS Water Polo Rules Committee.
  • Thom Simmons – Southern Section Coordinator, NFHS Network