CIF will allow ‘in-season’ all-star game participation for graduating seniors during 2020-2021

The California Interscholastic Federation has suspended a rule for all 10 CIF Sections that prevents athletes from playing in all-star competitions until the completion of their particular season of sport.

This rule suspension will allow class of 2021 basketball players to compete in an all-star game in April even though the high school basketball season will still be taking place during that time, as an example.

This rule suspension will only be in effect for the 2020-2021 school year and only applies to graduating seniors.

The CIF state office announced the rule temporary suspension of Bylaws 900.A. and 900.B in a press release.

In order to offer graduating high school seniors the opportunity to compete in all-star competitions, the CIF is temporarily suspending Bylaws 900.A. and 900.B. for the 2020-21 school year. This action is 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 prior to the completion of the current school year season of sport in that sport. High school all-star competition, for graduating seniors only, may begin prior to the conclusion of the last Section or State contest in that sport. 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 aforementioned Bylaws.

The above modification of Bylaw 900.A and 900.B is effective as of October 15, 2020 and shall remain in effect for the 2020-21 school year only.

CIF State Office

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