True Partnership

I started working for the CIF Southern Section as an Assistant Commissioner in September, 2000. What I learned on my first day in our office, and continue to believe today, is that we are committed to a true partnership between our office and our member schools. What I mean by that is we rely on... Continue Reading →

2013 Ends, 2014 Begins

With the conclusion of our Fall Playoffs, 2013 comes to a close. It sure goes by fast, doesn’t it? In looking back at our Fall Championships that began in late October with Girls Golf and culminated last weekend with our Football Finals, it is evident that an incredible amount of work is done by a... 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 →

Happy Anniversary

Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year and the 100th Anniversary of the CIF Southern Section! What an exciting time it is for us to celebrate our first century of existence and reflect back on the excellence that this organization has stood for since the day it was founded. We are so proud of what has... Continue Reading →

What a Year!

Now that our sports year is officially over, it is time to reflect back on what a year it has been. 2012-2013 will certainly be a year I will never forget. It was highlighted by what I often referred to as The Big Three: honoring our 100th Anniversary, the debut of the CIFSSHome system and... Continue Reading →

Leadership

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word leader as follows, “One that leads or guides. One in charge or in command of others.” I believe that in our nation today it has become more and more difficult for people of all ages to become leaders. Individuals are reluctant to take a stand on issues because... Continue Reading →

Rules, Rules, Rules – Implementation

The rules changes involving the 200 Series on Student Eligibility in the CIF Southern Section Blue Book, which the CIF Southern Section Council approved at our meeting on Wednesday, April 25, were approved by the CIF State Federated Council at their meeting on Friday, May 4. Therefore, we must now prepare for the implementation of... Continue Reading →