Programs Designed to
Retain Figure Skaters
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Interscholastic Sports Federations -
Governing Sports in Public & Private Schools
Central to a school's educational mission is providing an athletic program that is integral to the learning process. Through athletic competition, students are encouraged to strive to achieve the highest degree of integrity, sportsmanship, and mutual respect in preparation for lives of leadership and service.
A school curriculum should celebrate the student-athlete and the teacher-coach while striving to instill in students with a meaningful and solid foundation that allows students to achieve healthy and productive lives.
All students need to be encouraged to participate in recreational and Interscholastic A balance of sports and academic interest is paramount and allows students to participate in competition that result in qualify- ing for the Interscholastic Federation Championships. Some student athletes may be able to qualify for college scholarships. Every athletic program should include both Interscholastic Sports and Non-Inter- scholastic Sports such as cheer leading, dance teams, etc..
The primary purpose of every athletic program should be to foster the quest for excellence by creating an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of sportsmanship. Successful programs
develop individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, civility, and citizenship.
Educational Goals for Schools, Parents, and Coaches
The function of a school athletic program is not to win, but to develop the student who has mastered skills to succeed in life after graduation. The following qualities should be communicated to athletes in a quality program:
A student athlete is competent in terms of:
A student athlete demonstrates:
A student athlete personifies civility toward others, showing:
A student athlete exhibits good citizenship through actions showing evidence of:
Many people play a role in the development of an individual's character. Parents, classroom teachers, peers, athletic coaches, and others serve as role models that help form and reinforce desirable character traits.
A person of good character possesses knowledge and attitudes that are consistent with good behavior and beneficial to that person as well as others. Attitudes reflect a person's character,
views, values, and core virtues, which are defined as follows:
High school sports are governed by individual state associations that determine eligibility requirements of public and private high schools organized under the direction of local school boards of education with the sanction of the respective state Education Codes.
CIF rules, called bylaws, can be found online at www.cifstate.org. These rules include several pages of eligibility requirements ranging from when boys can compete on girl's teams and vice-versa, to competing under an assumed name, to academic requirements, to discipline, to independent study, home study and home schooling.
There isn't a uniform list of sports that has been approved by every state high school sports association. The following two examples are provided to illustrate this point. Check with the your state organization to determine what sports are covered and the rules for partitioning the acceptance of new sports.
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association
New Jersey Interscholastic Federation approved sports are listed below:
Not all approved sports will have a state championship. Sometimes the regional championship is the highest level of competition. Many states have different divisions depending on the enrollment of the high school. In addition, the private schools usually have a separate grouping of schools that they compete against.
Approved California Sports
California Interscholastic Federation approved sports are listed in Bylaw 1200. Rules and regulations apply for these sports during the school year.
All Coaches, paid or unpaid, must be certified in Coaches Education by December 31, 2008. Coaches can now become certified online or in a classroom setting by one of California's Instructors. Click the links below for more information.
Click on the appropriate link below to verify that your coaches have completed a CIF-approved coaching education program, including the CIF rules exam. As a reminder, all coaches must complete a course and be certified no later than December 31, 2008.
After selecting the proper link for the type of course taken, type the coach's last name and California in the box for state and the search engine will provide the updated listing. Only those coaches who have successfully completed the class and passed the exams will be listed.
CIF-member schools have the opportunity to raise much needed funds by simply agreeing to license their school names, logos, and mascots. The CIF has entered into a "pilot" program with Licensing Resource Group (LRG).
LRG has entered into an agreement with large "box" stores such as Walmart which sell merchandise using our school names, logos and mascots. They will collect any royalties from the sale of your school merchandise and it will be passed on to your school on a yearly basis from CIF.
The information linked below provides a starting point and if you have any additional questions, contact Desiree Friedman, CIF Director of Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Licensing Agreement Please sign and fax to Desiree Friedman: 916-239-4478
Logos, Names, and Ownership Signatures
PDF Authenticated PDF Version Title 14 Education 1000 Student Activities
PDF Purpose Athletes strive to: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience.
Girls' eligibility to play High School (“Boys”) Baseball
Dec 19, 2007 ... Interscholastic sports teams composed of boys and/or boys and girls shall be .... American Women's Baseball Federation – International Teams ...
PDF Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletics
New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association; addresses Learning Standards for:
The EFA links character development with educational goals and addresses the characteristics of competence, character, civility, and citizenship.
Interscholastic | Adams 12 Five Star Schools
The Middle School Activities Association bylaws and sport regulations supplement the Colorado High School Activities Association and National Federation
PDF Code of Conduct for Interscholastic Coaches
Suggested conduct for all full-time and part-time coaches involved in interscholastic sports prepared by the California Interscholastic Federation.
National High School
Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
The National Federation
of State High School Associations
PDF Athletic Handbook Participation in interscholastic sports is a very rewarding experience.
PDF NATIONAL SPORTS SYSTEM What is the Canadian School Sport Federation? The CSSF recognizes that “ interscholastic sport” has been an integral part of the school life in Canada
PDF Student-Parent Guide to Interscholastic Athletics published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.