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CCS-ESTABLISHED STARTING AND ENDING DATES 2011. CCS BYLAWS, ARTICLE I Duties of Officers Section 4 COMMISSIONER E. The CCS Commissioner shall have authority.

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1 CCS-ESTABLISHED STARTING AND ENDING DATES 2011

2 CCS BYLAWS, ARTICLE I Duties of Officers Section 4 COMMISSIONER E. The CCS Commissioner shall have authority to interpret, administer and apply all issues addressed in the CCS Constitution, Bylaws, Policies and other official documents established by the Board of Managers of the CCS. All such interpretations, administration and applications are subject to review by the CCS Executive Committee and Board of Managers at any time. PREPARED BY CCS COMMISSIONER, Nancy Lazenby Blaser

3 WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES THAT TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL SEASON OF SPORT?

4 THIS IS NOT A PERSCRIPTION FOR HOW TO GET AROUND THE RULES….

5 THIS IS NOT A PRESENTATION THAT IS GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A NICE, NEAT CHECKLIST OF HOW TO SET UP AN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION OR HOW COACHES CAN CONDUCT OFF-SEASON ACTIVITY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR AND NOT VIOLATE RULES.

6 This Presentation will explain the new starting and ending dates rules within the context of all the CIF and CCS rules and regulations governing the conduct of high school athletics under which our member schools have decided to run their high school athletic programs.

7 RELEVANT CIF BYLAWS

8 CIF 200. CIF PHILOSOPHY ON STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC COMPETITION The CIF, as the governing body of high school athletics, affirms that athletic competition is an important part of the high school experience and that participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege. The privilege of participation in interscholastic athletics is available to students in public or private schools who meet the democratically established standards of qualification as set forth by the CIF Federated Council.

9 A. Keep the focus on athletic participation as a privilege, not a right; B. Reinforce the principle that students attend school to receive an education first; athletic participation is secondary; C. Protect the opportunities to participate for students who meet the established standards; D. Provide a fundamentally fair and equitable framework in which interscholastic athletic competition can take place; E. Provide uniform standards for all schools to follow in maintaining athletic competition; H. Maintain an ethical relationship between high school athletic programs and others who demonstrate an interest in high school athletes; I. Support the Principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor. CIF Bylaws governing student eligibility are a necessary prerequisite to participation in interscholastic athletics because they: CIF 200 continued….

10 The season of sport for a school is that period of time which elapses between the first interscholastic contest and the final contest for that particular sport. The season of a sport for any individual student is that period of time which elapses between the students first participation in an interscholastic contest and the students final contest for that particular sport. A. The season of sport shall be established for each sport by the highest CIF component level in which championship competition is conducted (i.e., State, Section or league) in that sport. To participate in state-level competition for any particular sport, a Section must comply with the CIF adopted season of sport. B. The basic sports seasons are: Fall - August through November; Winter - November through February; Spring - February through June Exact dates may vary from year-to-year and between Sections within the above specified basic seasons. Championship competition may extend beyond these limits. C. Sections have the responsibility to work toward equity relative to length of season, number of contests, and number of opportunities for participation by students. CIF 511 SEASON OF SPORT DEFINITION

11 CIF 513.MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SEASONS A student shall not participate in more than four seasons of sanctioned CIF competition in any given sport in a four-year high school or three seasons of sanctioned CIF competition in any given sport in a three-year high school. Activities in the summer are exempt. CIF 514.ONE SEASON OF SPORT Each student shall be limited to one season of a particular sport for each school year.

12 1967-Spring 2009 the CCS allowed leagues to establish practice, and contest start dates.

13 2008 Board of Managers: The CCS Board of Managers approved section-wide consistent practice and contest start dates for all CCS-member schools. At the direction of the CCS Board of Managers, a committee was formed to address this issue and come up with a proposal. That proposal was discussed and reviewed for over a year before being approved by the CCS Board of Managers at their meeting on October 8, 2008 for implementation in the Fall of 2009. Following that approval the CCS staff conducted trainings on the new bylaws in the spring in the north, central and southern conferences.

14 So what does the new CCS STARTING AND ENDING DATES rule say:

15 RELEVANT CCS BYLAWS: ARTICLE V APPROVED SPORTS

16 A.DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR: California Interscholastic Federation approved sports are listed in Bylaw 1200. Rules and regulations apply for these sports during the school year only. Some activities depend upon specified sport skills. Among these are hole-in-one contests for golf, basketball free-throw contests, baseball throws for distance and accuracy, and football punts for distance. Achievement in these activities depends upon an individual's athletic prowess in a particular sport. If this activity is an approved CIF sport, then a student may jeopardize the student's CIF eligibility if the student's participation violates the CIF amateur status or award rules. B.DURING THE SUMMER (defined for purposes of this bylaw by CCS as beginning the second Saturday in June each year) During the summer period California Interscholastic Federation rules and regulations do not apply to any activities except as follows: 1.No physical conditioning or practice sessions for football prior to the opening of authorized practice may be conducted by a high school, unless specifically authorized by the appropriate CIF Section. 2.Participation in any other sports during the summer is governed by the nationally recognized authority for each sport, if such authority exists Article V. Section 6 SUMMER ACTIVITY (CIF 1203)

17 All competition and/or practice in which any CIF/CCS member school team and/or individual(s) representing that school participate, between the beginning of the fall practice start date and the 2nd Saturday in June (See CCS Bylaw Article V, Section 6), must be played during the CCS established season of sport as outlined herein. Student-athletes or coaches shall not represent their high school in practice or competition during the school year in any sports activity that does not fall between the start dates and the end of the season as defined herein and that is not part of the regular season activities as approved by the high school principal. (exception All-Star competitionsee CIF Bylaws, Article 90.) Article V, Section 3 SEASON OF SPORT

18 2011-2012 Start/Ending Dates SEASONPRACTICESCRIMMAGECONTEST END OF SEASON FALLAugust 12August 26SEPTEMBER 1See Article V Section 3.B.4 WINTEROctober 31November 21November 28 SPRINGJanuary 30February 13February 20 C. This bylaw applies to ALL practices and competitions, including regularly-scheduled pre-season and/or league contests, scrimmages, competition(s) with a non-CIF team, alumni games, jamborees, etc A. Start Dates No competition or practice as described herein may be held before or after the designated season of sport as established by the CCS. Article, V Section 3 continued:

19 E.OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS: These bylaws are intended to apply to any CIF/CCS member-school team, student athlete and coach. 1. It is recognized that many student-athletes choose to participate on outside sports teams or in sports instruction in sports in which they also participate in high school. Therefore, this is not intended to apply to private lessons or club sport activity which comes under the authority and governance of an outside organization or business in which a student chooses to participate. 2. However, high school coaches involved in such outside programs shall not implicitly or explicitly require any student-athletes on their high school team to participate in such. Article V, Section 3 continued:

20 3.The school name, insignia, official colors, equipment, facility and uniforms belong to the school and may not be used in capacity other than in CIF competition as allowed within the CIF, CCS, League and school governing documents. If teams or individuals competing in or practicing with an organization governed by someone other than the CIF, use school names, school mascot names, school uniforms or anything that in any way identifies them with a particular CCS high school, they shall be considered a school team regardless of their affiliation with that outside agency. No school equipment can be used by these outside teams or individuals except as otherwise specifically agreed upon by the school and the outside user in a written rental agreement. 4.Outside club etc. activity shall not be used to circumvent these bylaws. Article V, Section 3. E continued:

21 F.PRACTICE 1. Interscholastic practice during the school year is defined as: a. any school team or individual activity organized by the coach that is intended to maintain or improve a student-athletes skill proficiency in a sport AND/OR b. any school team or individual activity that includes skill drills, game situation drills, inter-squad scrimmages or games, chalk talks, film review, meetings outside of school time (excluding parent meetings). AND/OR c. any other coach-directed or supervised school team or individual activity or instruction for a specific sport AND/OR d. any other team or individual instruction for a specific sport organized or supervised by any team member, or anyone else associated with the team or the school AND/OR tryouts. Article V, Section 3 continued:

22 4.STARTING DATES FOR PRACTICE-In the Central Coast Section, the following practice start-dates are established for all member school teams and individual student-athletes: a. FALL SPORTS:(1)The 1st day of practice shall be no earlier than the Friday of the 6th week of the annual NFHS/CCS Official Calendar. (August 12, 2011) b.WINTER SPORTS:The 1st day of practice shall be no earlier than the 1st Monday in November. (October 31, 2011). c. SPRING SPORTS:The1st day of practice shall be no earlier than the 1st Monday in February. (January 30, 2011) Article V, Section 3. F continued:

23 5.PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION: Each day that such prohibited activity occurs shall result in a loss of a minimum of 2 practice days immediately following the determination of a violation. All teams in that sports program will be placed on immediate probation for the remainder of that season and the following two full seasons. Additional sanctions, such as reduction of additional practices for the current and/or following season, a reduction in the number of contests allowed in the current and/or following season, extended probationary status, removal from post-season competition, or other appropriate sanctions as determined by the CCS may be applied. Article V, Section 3. F continued:

24 WHY? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAVING ALL THESE RULES?

25 HEALTH & SAFETY The CIF and its member schools take the health and safety of our student athletes very serious. In fact it Must be the highest priority of our coaches, our officials, and our administrators. Participation in sports may cause injury. The member schools of the CIF and CCS as well as the National Federation of State High School Associations are committed to doing everything reasonable to insure that our sports programs are as safe as we are able to make them for our students and our coaches. A concern raised by the American Academy of Pediatrics is the increase of overuse injuries, due to children and adolescents overtraining. Many of these injuries are caused because children and adolescents are involved in one sport over a very extended period of time that uses the same motion over and over and can result in these overuse injuries. You can review their position and research on this topic by going to their web site at www.aap.org and type in overuse injuries.www.aap.org

26 REMEMBER CIF BYLAW 200? B.Reinforce the principle that students attend school to receive an education first; athletic participation is secondary; C.Protect the opportunities to participate for students who meet the established standards; D.Provide a fundamentally fair and equitable framework in which interscholastic athletic competition can take place; E.Provide uniform standards for all schools to follow in maintaining athletic competition; H.Maintain an ethical relationship between high school athletic programs and others who demonstrate an interest in high school athletes; I.Support the Principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

27 REMEMBER CIF BYLAWS 511, 513 AND 514? 511. A.The season of sport shall be established for each sport by the highest CIF component level in which championship competition is conducted (i.e., State, Section or league) in that sport. C.Sections have the responsibility to work toward equity relative to length of season, number of contests, and number of opportunities for participation by students. 513.MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SEASONS A student shall not participate in more than four seasons of sanctioned CIF competition in any given sport in a four-year high school or three seasons of sanctioned CIF competition in any given sport in a three-year high school. Activities in the summer are exempt. 514.ONE SEASON OF SPORT Each student shall be limited to one season of a particular sport for each school year.

28 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? REMEMBER CCS ARTICLE V, SECTION 3: E.OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS: These bylaws are intended to apply to any CIF/CCS member-school team, student athlete and coach. 1. It is recognized that many student-athletes choose to participate on outside sports teams or in sports instruction in sports in which they also participate in high school. Therefore, this is not intended to apply to private lessons or club sport activity which comes under the authority and governance of an outside organization or business in which a student chooses to participate. 2. However, high school coaches involved in such outside programs shall not implicitly or explicitly require any student-athletes on their high school team to participate in such.

29 WHY: 1.To protect students who wish to participate in high school sports from extra- season requirements in which they do not wish to participate and/or which would force them to choose between one activity or another, rather than being able to participate in multiple sports, or multiple activities in which they and their family wish to engage. 2.To protect students who wish to participate in high school sports and who wish to participate in the same sport in an outside organization. 3.To protect coaches from having to keep up with the Joness and run programs 365 days a year in order to be a high school coach. COACH BURNOUT! 4.To protect the purpose, the educational foundation of and the philosophical basis of interscholastic athletic programs. WE ARE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FIRST! 5.To attempt to provide a framework of rules that limit any unfair advantage one team might have over the other. EVERYONE STARTS THEIR PROGRAM AT THE SAME TIME with the same advantages and disadvantages of whatever the start date is. 6.To make sure that OUR programs are run in a manner that promotes healthy student-athletes. HEALTH AND SAFETY MUST BE A PRIORITY

30 OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS 4. Outside club etc. activity shall not be used to circumvent these bylaws. REMEMBER THESE RULES APPLY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR!

31 Red Flags: Off season activity using school names, mascot names, colors, equipment, funds etc. ANY off-season activity that is blatantly required by a high school coach. ANY off-season activity that is organized or promoted by the high school coach AND even though it is not stated that it is required, is implicitly required by the manner in which the coach communicates with the players and their families about such off-season activity OR the manner in which the coach is involved in the organization and running of the outside organization.

32 Outside organizations during the school year that place players on teams based in any way, shape or form because of the high school they attend. Outside organizations which have the purpose of providing a second season of high school sport. This is not allowed per CIF Bylaws CIF ARTICLE 70 - SANCTIONED EVENTS 700. PARTICIPATION All competition in CIF-approved sports, in which high school students participate as representatives of their high schools, shall be conducted under the auspices of a CIF-member high school, CIF league or Section, and with the approval, if necessary, of the State CIF and the National Federation Red Flags-continued:

33 Outside organizations in which the high school coach is coaching some or all of their own high school players and situations that occur during the club season effect tryouts or other aspects of high school participation. For example, if a player is not allowed to tryout or not allowed to play on their high school team or in a certain position on their high school team etc. because of something that player did or did not do during the outside season. This substantiates that this IS a high school program off-season AND/OR a required activity in violation of CCS Article V, Section 3. (this would also be very inappropriate if based on something a student did during a summer activity- remember summer activity is NOT CIF activity and should have no impact on the CIF-school season of sport activity) Red Flags-continued:

34 IN ORDER TO AVOID A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ELIGIBILITY, students and families should make sure that any outside organizations sports activity in which they choose to compete during the school year is not run in violation of any CIF or CCS rules and regulations: Below are some issues to consider. -- The activity-if locally based particularly-is not implicitly or explicitly required for high school athletes and documentation can be shown to clearly establish that fact; AND if players and families were interviewed that would have been clear to all involved. --The activity is open to more than just the high school athletes and that documentation can be shown that tryouts, sign ups, publicity, etc. were in actuality and realistically made available to more than high school athletes. Red Flags-continued:

35 IN ORDER TO AVOID A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ELIGIBILITY, students and families should make sure that any outside organizations sports activity in which they choose to compete during the school year is not run in violation of any CIF or CCS rules and regulations: Below are some issues to consider-continued. -- The purpose of such a club or outside organization is clearly stated and able to be understood; AND the activities (publicity, team designations, participants on teams, coaching assignments etc.) are conducted in a way that matches up with that stated purpose; AND that a reasonable person could see that the stated purpose of the organization and its activities are not a violation of this rule. --The purpose of the activity/club is not related in any way to participation in high school sports or any attempt to use this activity to circumvent these rules. Red Flags-continued:

36 IN ORDER TO AVOID A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ELIGIBILITY, students and families should make sure that any outside organizations sports activity in which they choose to compete during the school year is not run in violation of any CIF or CCS rules and regulations. Below are some issues to consider: -- When Coaches or other affiliated with the high school athletic program, (parents, alumni, boosters, etc.) are involved in the establishment of, organization or, distribution of materials for, or coaching with such outside athletic organizations, it is CRITICAL that the outside activity be able to be scrutinized and found by a reasonable person to have nothing to do with the high school program at any particular high school. REMEMBER: 4. Outside club etc. activity shall not be used to circumvent these bylaws. Red Flags-continued:

37 CIF BYLAWS in their entirety can be found at www.cifstate.org CCS BYLAWS in their entirety can be found at www.cifccs.org or every CCS member school has a copy. www.cifstate.org www.cifccs.org

38 END OF PRESENTATION If you have questions, please contact your local school Athletic Director or Administrator Thank you.


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