Offering graduating high school seniors the opportunity to compete in all-star competitions, the CIF temporarily suspended Bylaws 900.A and 900.B, as of Oct. 15, for the 2020-2021 school year.

This action was necessitated by the change in the 2020-2021 season of sports calendar. Accordingly, for this school year only, graduating seniors may compete in high school all-star competition before the completion of the current school year season of sport in that sport. High school all-star competition, for graduating seniors only, may begin before the conclusion of the last section or state contest in that sport.

The CIF is temporarily suspending Bylaws 900.A and 900.B for the 2020-2021 school year so graduating high school seniors can have the opportunity to compete in all-star competitions. Valley News/AC Sports photo

As per CIF Article 23, local schools, school districts, leagues and sections may develop a more restrictive rule than the CIF State Office with respect to the bylaws.

The CIF offices are open with normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those looking to get in touch with the offices, phone service will resume, but no walk-ins will be permitted at this time. Advanced in-person appointments or virtual meetings only will be allowed, and the office staff continue to be available via email as well. If someone who made an in-person appointment or a member of their family or staff are not feeling well at the time of the appointment, the offices ask that they either reschedule or participate in a virtual meeting instead. The offices will also continue to monitor the ever-changing situation involved with the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation of the fall and spring sports for the 2020-2021 school year. More information is available at

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