Phoenix News · Athletics Return to Play Update from CIF


The SF Section has changed the start of practice dates and the league schedule dates to TBA for cross country, competitive cheer, flag football, football, and volleyball.  These five fall/winter sports were scheduled to begin practice in December.

The dates have been changed to TBA because our SF Section schools do not meet the current SF County Department of Public Health standards to begin practice/play.  The schedules have been switched to TBA as opposed to cancelled to reserve our schools’ ability to meet the current SF DPH standards at their discretion.

Be advised that both State and County standards will likely change shortly.  While we do not know what the changes will be, we note that the changes will almost certainly take into account the increased spread of COVID-19.

Further updates will be posted as soon as the new State and County standards are available and any subsequent  changes received from the CIF State office.  Finally, please remember that individual schools and Districts always have the authority to refuse to participate in any CIF State or San Francisco Section activity just as schools and Districts can refuse to participate in one or more sports in any CIF Section.  We will let you know how our member schools will proceed once the new standards are in place