CIF exemptions include March JO meet

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
CIF Bylaws


A student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an “outside” team, in the same sport, during the student’s high school season of sport (See Bylaw 504.A). The following exceptions apply:

A. If the outside team has half or more of the team members as stated in the National Federation rules book for that sport, it shall be considered the same sport. Examples: three-on-three basketball---outside team competition prohibited; two-on-two volleyball---outside team competition permitted.

 B. Flag Football/Beach Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball For purposes of this rule, touch football, fl ag football, beach volleyball and slow pitch softball are considered to be diff erent sports than tackle football, volleyball and softball respectively. (Editorial Revision May 2017)

C. Soccer In the sport of soccer, Bylaw 600 shall be in eff ect only during the winter high school soccer season. High school soccer programs that compete during the fall or spring season are not subject to Bylaw 600. NOTE: For purposes of this section, indoor soccer and futsal are not considered the same sport as soccer.

 D. Swimming and Diving Swimmers may compete for an amateur team during the season of sport in the USA Swimming Senior National Championship Meet, the USA Swimming Sectional Championship Meet and the USA Swimming Junior Olympic Meet. Divers may compete for an amateur team during the season of sport in the USA National Championships, USA Junior National Championships and any Regional and/or Zone Championship meet that qualifi es the diver to the aforementioned Championships.

 (Editorial Revision May 2017)