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 →


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 →

Public and Private Schools – Perception or Reality

During the approximately 35 years of my involvement in high school athletics in many different capacities, the discussion regarding the differences between public and private schools has been ongoing. In searching our archives, we have minutes from C.I.F. Southern Section meetings from the 1920’s that have references to issues involving public and private schools, so... Continue Reading →

Area Placement / Releaguing

One of the biggest issues and concerns that our member schools have involves Releaguing. Every four years, the task of configuring our leagues takes place. It is a subject that our member schools are extremely passionate about and take very seriously. The process involves having each of the nine designated areas of our section formulate... Continue Reading →


As we head toward the end of this school year, I am very excited to update you on what we are planning to launch for the 2012-2013 school year. It is evidently clear to us that our school personnel are being asked to do more work, with less resources available, and the challenges of keeping... Continue Reading →