Cif Ss Dead Period RulesAdmin
The rationale for reducing the number of summer death days from 21 to 14, according to the proposed document, is that 14 days “logically coincides with the fact that summers now last essentially two months and not three months, as in previous years.” LONG BEACH – The summer downtime for high school sports, the time during which no sports activity organized by the school can take place, was reduced from 21 days to 14 days by the Council of the Southern Section of the CIF at its Tuesday meeting during the downtime, no classes, weightlifting, Running or fitness is not allowed and there can be no coordinated training by school staff or volunteers. Each school is required to submit its schedule to the CIF. Edgewood athletic director Anthony Soto said the new rules will give coaches and student-athletes a much-needed break this summer. A divided southern section council voted 45-40-5 to approve a new summer closure rule that requires administrators to elect a period of at least two weeks during which all sports facilities on campus will be closed so coaches, players and administrators can take time off. The rule will go into effect on July 1, so schools will have to create a plan for this summer. “About 75 percent of those who responded expressed their desire that we have the summer downtime for 2021,” he said. Directors must now coordinate with their various athletic directors and coaches to choose the two-week period for downtime. As I mentioned earlier in a previous update, we`ve spent the last few weeks investigating summer downtime and determining if it might be the summer we`d miss due to the uncertainty of this school year and the late end dates of our spring sports. Thanks to the efforts of our region`s representatives on our Executive Committee, the Superintendents` Advisory Committee, the Private School Leadership Advisory Committee, the Athletic Administrators Advisory Committee and local sports associations, we have been able to receive important contributions and comments on this topic. The responses we received showed a very strong consensus, about 75% of those who responded, who expressed their desire that we give up the summer dead hour for 2021.
Therefore, according to By-law 1112 of the Southern Section of the CIF, the power of interpretation of the Commissioner of the CIF Section, Regulation 1223.3 of the Southern Section of the CIF, dead period of the summer, is adopted for the summer of 2021. This is an exemption only for next summer and By-law 1223.3 of the southern section of the ITC will be fully reinstated for the summer of 2022. LONG BEACH >> The ICF South Section Council voted to change the rules for the “dead summer period” at its meeting Tuesday, but did not support a proposal to create regional baseball and softball playoffs. Previously, there was a mandatory three-week downtime, but each sport had the option to choose when it would take time off, and some facilities were left open for athletes to work alone. The proposal for the dead period was adopted with a narrow margin according to the standards of the CIF-SS Council – 45 in favour, 40 against, five abstentions. The adjustment also closed a gap in the wording of the bylaws, which previously allowed some schools to expend a significant portion of their downtime during school hours and deny families the 21 full days previously required, according to the original proposal. Casey said school districts will be forced to plan renovations for the facilities within a two-week period, which may not be enough. Both coaches had to deal with a complicated summer. They hope that after a year, enough coaches will agree that the system is not working and that the CIF-SS could give in and go back to the previous rules. By-law 1223.3 of the Southern Section of the CIF states: “Summer downtime must be declared by the school district and/or the director of all sports.
The dates of the dead period must be sent to the commissioner of the southern section. The downtime must be the same for all sports levels and must be two (2) consecutive weeks, fourteen (14) days between the end of school in the spring and the first day of school in the fall. No courses could be offered that could circumvent the rule. There is no exception to the dead period. During downtime, NO weightlifting would be allowed. No races or any other type of packaging would be allowed. No coordinated training of ANY staff or volunteer associated with the school is allowed. Another change to downtime at the board meeting was that all sports programs at a school must respect the same summer dead periods. In the past, each sport in a school could set its own dates of death. Officials of the southern section of the CIF announced on Monday that the mandatory summer closure rule will only be lifted for the next summer of 2021.
In recent years, teams had to have three weeks of “downtime,” but each team could decide when to take that leave. The new “dead period” rules, which will come into effect on July 1, will allow student-athletes to train off-campus. However, a school coach cannot participate in these training sessions. School leaders will now take on the challenge of creating a two-week dead phase that fills all their sports programs. Football would probably be a top priority as it is the first sport to be played in the fall, but all sports need to develop new schedules, from summer baseball to summer basketball. CIF South Section Commissioner Rob Wigod said in his report on Monday: “We have spent the last few weeks investigating the summer black hour and determining whether it could be the summer we would give up due to the uncertainty of this school year and the late end dates of our spring sports.” For example, if a student is a soccer player and a basketball player, and the soccer program takes its downtime at the end of June, and the basketball program takes its downtime at the end of July, and the athlete decides to participate in both sports in the summer, this student might not have free time in the summer. While this law has been lifted for next summer, we strongly encourage our directors, athletic directors and coaches to continue to give student-athletes and their families time together. At a time when maximum flexibility has been paramount for all stakeholders, I hope that our member schools will ensure that there is flexibility for this in their summer programmes. The council voted by 45 votes to 40 with five abstentions in favour of the new “dead period” rules, which require principals to establish a 14-day summer period during which no sports team will be able to hold coach-led team activities. Another advantage is that the simultaneous requirement for all sports guarantees multi-athletes the same rest period as that granted to individual athletes. The required summer death period consists of two consecutive weeks for all sports and levels between the end of the sport in the spring and the beginning of the fall. “Can a high school actually do this job in two weeks?” asked Casey.
“The flexibility we have enjoyed in recent years is now a problem.” The Trinity League voted against the proposal, which will come into effect on July 1. Trinity League council representative Monty McDermott of St John Bosco said the league had concluded that the new dead period regulations were hindering the freedom of schools and their sports programs to choose when their sports take their dead rules. The Southern Section Council voted this week with a narrow margin of 45-40-5 to approve a new daylight saving time rule that requires superintendents to choose a two-week period during the summer months when all campus facilities are closed. No sport will train during this 14-day period. Schools can choose to have a dead phase of more than 14 days, but this is the bare minimum required by the amended regulations. Previous rules allowed each sport in schools to choose its own downtime in the summer. Now all sports must agree on the same two weeks. Although the death toll will be lifted for next summer, Wigod added: “We strongly encourage our directors, athletic directors and coaches to continue to give student-athletes and their families time together.” Ryan Moore, a basketball coach at Moorpark High, agrees.
It should be noted that Oak Park, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks are included in division 1-2, with their final division decided towards the end of the season. “I feel like it`s one thing in Orange County and in families who wanted to plan their vacation,” Casey said. “We`ll see how it all works.” It is gratifying to see the progress that has been made in recent weeks and we look forward to continuing that progress in the period ahead. I`ve received a lot of messages from people across our section commenting on how great it is to see student-athletes back on campus getting involved in the activities they love so much. How great it is to be able to share this with you. At least one regional program is applauded by the latest softball divisions. The current system of competitive fairness classifies teams into divisions before the start of the season, based on a power-rating formula that uses the results of the last two seasons. The county Division 1 programs are Newbury Park and Royal. Palmdale athletic director Jeff Williams, who helped propose the rule, said his school plans to take off in the first two weeks of June.
Under the new system, explained by Corona del Mar assistant coach and current advisor to football coach Mark Cunningham, each team will be placed in a playoff division at the end of the season based on a performance rating given by calpreps.com. “We believe schools should make that decision,” McDermot said. “We love how it worked.” The most famous sport on most high school campuses is soccer, and now it could be the highest priority for athletes in the summer.