The CIF Southern Section releases its revised sports calendar for the 2020-2021 school year where there will be two seasons (fall and spring) that run from January to June. Valley News/AC Sports photo

Along with the announcement to greenlight sports later this year, the CIF Southern Section also released its revised sports calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, Monday, July 20. Instead of the sports seasons being broken up into three seasons that run from August to June, there will be two seasons (fall and spring) that run from January to June.

2020-2021 SPORTS CALENDARS

(Note: SOP Date is Sit-out Period date)

FALL SPORTS

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

First Contest – Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020

SOP Date – Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 (35 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, March 4, 2021 (70 days)

Last Allowable Contest – Friday, March 5, 2021

CIF Southern Section Prelims – Friday/Saturday, March 12/13, 2021

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 20, 2021

CIF State Championships – Saturday, March 27, 2021

FIELD HOCKEY

First Contest – Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

SOP Date – Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 (71 days)

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

FOOTBALL (11-man)

First Practice Date – Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Week 1 Contest Date – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

SOP Date – Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 (32 days)

Week 10 Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021 (64 days)

CIF Southern Section Playoffs – March 19, March 26, April 2, 2021

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, April 9/10, 2021

CIF State Championships Bowl Games – Friday/Saturday, April 16/17, 2021

FOOTBALL (8-man)

First Practice Date – Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Week 1 Contest Date – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

SOP Date – Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 (29 days)

Week 9 Contest Date – Friday, March 5, 2021 (57 days)

CIF Southern Section Playoffs – March 12, March 19, March 26, 2021

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, April 2/3, 2021

GYMNASTICS

First Contest – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

SOP Date – Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 (31 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, March 5, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, March 6, 2021 (62 days)

TRADITIONAL COMPETITIVE CHEER

First Contest Date – No Established Date

SOP Date – Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

Last Allowable Contest Date – No Established Date

CIF Southern Section Championships – Saturday, April 3, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, April 17, 2021

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

First Contest Date – Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

SOP Date – Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 (32 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 (64 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 6, 2021

CIF Southern Regionals – March 15-20, 2021

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

First Contest Date – Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020

SOP Date – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 (32 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 (64 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 12/13, 2021

CIF State Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021

BOYS’ WATER POLO

First Contest Date – Monday, Dec. 21, 2020

SOP Date – Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 (31 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 (62 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 6, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

First Contest Date – Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

SOP Date – Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 (31 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 (62 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 13, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021

SPRING SPORTS

BADMINTON

First Contest Date – Saturday, March 6, 2021

SOP Date – Saturday, April 10, 2021 (36 days)

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Regional Individual Qualifier – Wednesday/Thursday, May 26/27, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, May 29, 2021

BASEBALL

First Contest Date – Friday, March 19, 2021

SOP Date – Friday, April 23, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 18/19, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championship Finals – Saturday, June 26, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

First Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021

SOP Date – Friday, April 16, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 21, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 11/12, 2021

CIF State Championship Finals – Friday/ Saturday, June 18/19, 2021

COMPETITIVE SPORT CHEER

First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27, 2021

SOP Date – Monday, May 1, 2020 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Saturday, June 5, 2021 (71 days)

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, June 5, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ GOLF

First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20, 2021

SOP Date – Saturday, April 24, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Section Individual Regionals – Monday, May 31, 2021

CIF Southern Section Team Championships – Monday, June 7, 2021

CIF-SS Individual Championship/Team Qualifier – Thursday, June 10, 2021

CIF/SCGA Southern Regional Championships – Thursday, June 17, 2021

CIF State Championships – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

(Note – CIF-SS Individual Championship/Team Qualifier, CIF/SCGA Regional Championships and CIF State Championships dates are subject to change, due to course availability.)

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ LACROSSE

First Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021

SOP Date – Monday, April 16, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, May 20, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, June 12, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SOCCER

First Contest Date – Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

SOP Date – Saturday, April 3, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, May 6, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, May 28/May 29, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Finals – Saturday, June 5, 2021

SOFTBALL

First Contest Date – Friday, March 19, 2021

SOP Date – Friday, April 23, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Thursday, May 27, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 18/19, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championship Finals – Saturday, June 26, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SWIMMING/ DIVING

First Contest Date – Saturday, March 13, 2021

SOP Date – Saturday, April 17, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 21, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Monday, May 24 – Saturday, May 29, 2021

CIF State Championships – Friday/ Saturday, June 4/5, 2021

BOYS’ TEAM TENNIS

First Contest Date – Monday, March 1, 2021

SOP Date – Monday, April 5, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 14, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday, May 28, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, June 5, 2021

GIRLS’ TEAM TENNIS

First Contest Date – Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

SOP Date – Monday, March 29, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 7, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (71 days)

CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday, May 21, 2021

CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, June 5, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD

First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20, 2021

SOP Date – Saturday, April 24, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021

Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Preliminaries – Saturday, June 5, 2021

CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships – Saturday, June 12, 2021

CIF Southern Section Masters Meet – Saturday, June 19, 2021

CIF State Championships – Friday/ Saturday, June 25/26, 2021

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ WRESTLING

First Contest Date – Friday, March 5, 2021

SOP Date – Friday, April 9, 2021 (36 days)

Last League Contest – Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (72 days)

CIF Southern Section Dual Meet Championships – Saturday, May 15, 2021

CIF Southern Section Individual Championships – Friday/Saturday, May 28/29, 2021

CIF Southern Section Masters Meet – Friday/Saturday, June 4/5, 2021

CIF State Championships – Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Saturday, June 12, 2021

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.