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California Softball Officials' Association

Softball Officials'




Calendar of Events 2011 CIF-SS Softball Officials Fees 2011 CSOA General Information 2011 CIF and California Softball Officials Association (CSOA) History CIF Historical Sketch CIF Southern Section Story Maps of CIF Sections and CSOA Units History of the California Softball Officials' Association CSOA Member Guidelines Code of Ethics for Umpires California Softball Officials' Association Constitution Administrative Information CSOA Executive Council Officers 2010-2011 CSOA Units CIF Section Commissioners CIF-SS Area Liaisons of Officials CIF-SS Softball Coaches Advisory Committee CIF General Information 2011 CIF Section Map League Membership Playoff Groupings CIF Article 250 Softball Ejection / Incident Report Appendix Umpire's Equipment and Uniform Umpire Signals NFH Softball Field Dimensions

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Date January 30 Event Instructional Meeting Location: Van Nuys HS

Practice may begin

Summer Dead Period-Three consecutive weeks between the Close of school or June 10, 2011, whichever is first, and August 21, 2011

Time 10:00 am

February 26 March 4 April 17 May 1

May 13, 2011 May 17,19, 24, 26, 31 TBA June 3,4

December 4

First scrimmage allowed (one max. ) First contest allowed (20 max. ) 3 Umpire mechanics clinic Location: South Pasasena HS Executive Council Meeting Location: Van Nuys HS 6535 Cedros Ave. Van Nuys, Ca 91411 Date of last contest CIF Playoffs Location: Various CIF L.A. City Section Finals Location: TBA CIF Southern Section Finals Location: Col. Bill Barber Memorial Park Irvine, CA Summer Dead Period Three consecutive weeks between the Close of school or June 10, 2011, whichever is first, and August 21, 2011 Executive Council Meeting Location: Van Nuys H.S.

9:00 am 9:30 am


11:30 am

Address and Directions: Van Nuys HS, 6535 Cedros Ave.,Van Nuys, Ca 91411

Northbound 405 ­ Exit at Victory Blvd. At the bottom of the offramp turn left on Victory and continue until Kester and then turn left. Turn right on Gilmore. Turn left into the school thru the gate on Gilmore and continue until you can make a left and park on the south side of the gym. Meeting is in the Faculty Café which is across from the gym. Southbound 405 ­ Exit at Victory Blvd. Offramp will place you on Haskell. Turn left on Haskell and continue until Victory Blvd. Turn left on Victory and continue until Kester and turn left. Turn right on Gilmore. Turn left into the school thru the gate on Gilmore and continue until you can make a left and park on the south side of the gym. Meeting is in the Faculty Café which is across from the gym.


It is mandatory that the association assigner of officials assign all contests when officials are available, providing schedules are received on time. The assigner is responsible for all assignments, including tournaments. Tournament contests are not to be assigned by anyone other than the Association assigner. Additionally, fees approved under the provisions of Bylaw 1222 must be paid (CIF & CIF-SS Bylaws Combined, Article 1212). Officials for all interscholastic contests shall be assigned and compensated on a sex-neutral basis (CIF & CIFSS Bylaws Combined, Article 521).

All fees have been approved by the CIF-SS Council and are the only fees to be paid by member schools. All member schools of a particular league shall pay the same fee regardless of enrollment. In the case of a "no show", member schools shall pay the official who works his/her regular game fee only. When two officials are requested and only one official is assigned, member schools shall pay the one official fee for the contest (CIF & CIF-SS Bylaws Combined, Article 1222). A. B. C. D. Varsity Game (1 Official Assigned) Non-Varsity Game (1 Official Assigned) Varsity Game (2 Officials Assigned) Non-Varsity (2 Officials Assigned) Rounds $70 / $67 Finals $74 $70 $67 Plate / $65 Base $63 Plate / $61 Base $76 / $72

Playoff Fees:

A flat fee will be used to compensate officials for travel based on the following scale: 51 ­ 75 miles = $ 12.00 76 ­ 125 miles = $ 18.00 126 ­ 175 miles = $ 30.00 176 ­ 250 miles = $ 42.00 251 ­ 350 miles = $ 54.00 351 ­ 450 = $ 72.00 451 miles and above = For distances beyond 450 miles, the following formula will be utilized: Begin with $72.00, which represents 450 miles round trip. Add $2.40 for every 15 additional miles traveled round trip. The origination point of for official's mileage will be determined in the following way: 1) Regular season - from the official's home residence within the assignment area. Officials who live or work outside their assignment area will only be compensated for mileage from the point they enter their assignment area. All officials are entitled to mileage if they drive separately to contests. 2) Playoffs - from the location of the meeting place for that officials association.

Note: For playoffs only, mileage will be paid to the head official of all officiating crews in all sports. (CIF & CIF-SS Bylaws Combined, Article 1212.5)


1. All members, old or new, must attend Association and Clinic meetings as required by the Unit(s) in which they are members. 2. Units that submit rosters by the required due date of qualified members who paid their dues for calendar year 2011 will be entered in the 2011 calendar year Membership Directory.

3. Notify your Unit Secretary / Treasurer and Assignor, immediately, if you have a change of address or phone number. It is extremely important that this information be maintained as accurate as possible in order to insure a direct line of communication with all affected parties. 4. For problems such as crowd control, unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of student or school personnel, improper or nonpayment of game fees, contact your Liaison within (24) hours. Your designated Liaison person may be found on page (11) of this booklet. 5. If it becomes necessary to eject a coach or athlete for any reason, or a school fails to complete a contest due to a coach pulling his / her team from the field of play, it is mandatory that you notify within 24 hours, (1) your designated Liaison person and (2) your Unit Assignor. 6. Follow-up with a letter of explanation to the above named persons. In order to insure uniformity, it is requested that the "EJECTION INCIDENT REPORT" as shown on the WEB Site) be used; however use of this form is not mandatory. 7. The following procedure will be followed in cases of inclement weather or contest changes (CIF & CIF-SS Bylaws Combined, Articles 1215 thru 1222): (a) In case of inclement weather, it is the responsibility of the official assigned to contact the host management to learn whether or not the game will be played. If the official should arrive at the site of the contest without previously checking and the contest has been cancelled, neither the host management nor CIF-SS is required to reimburse the official for any part of his/her fee. If the official has been notified by the host management by 1 PM that the contest will be played, and he / she arrives at the site of the contest, and in the meantime the contest has been cancelled, the official shall receive half the fee. If a contest is cancelled, it is the responsibility of the home school to notify the official of the rescheduled date and time. NOTE: DO NOT take the word of the operator or secretary at the school. Talk to the Athletic Director, Administrator in charge of Athletics, or a Coach. MAKE NOTE OF THE NAME OF THE PERSON WITH WHOM YOU SPEAK. (b) When an official arrives at a site and the regularly scheduled athletic contest cannot start (cancelled due to light failure or other circumstances beyond the control of the host management) each official shall receive one half of the game fee.


California Interscholastic Federation

The California Interscholastic Federation was organized at a high school athletic convention held at the Y.M.C.A. Field House, Los Angeles, on March 28, 1914. The convention followed a number of conferences in which there had been agreement that high school athletic contests, to be of value to the schools and the participants, should be organized under the control of the responsible heads of the schools. The primary responsibilities of CIF are to administer high school athletic programs and to promulgate and enforce rules relating to a student's involvement in athletics - age, semesters in school, scholarship, residence, transfer status, and amateur standing. Such regulations, which are generated by the 1,400 member base of secondary schools, prevent undesirable exploitation of high school students, provide for the welfare of participants, and ensure that interscholastic athletics offer major benefits to students in a safe, rewarding environment. For purposes of administration, California is divided into the following 10 sections: Southern Section, Central Section, Los Angeles City Section, North Coast Section, Sac-Joaquin Section, Northern Section, Oakland City Section, San Francisco Section, San Diego Section and Central Coast Section. The State Federated Council has complete control of all State championships in high school athletics and may specify all details as to methods and places for conducting the contests. The CIF is one of the 50 state associations that belong to the National Federation of State High School Associations and actively participates in the national organization. Generally, rules recommended by the national body are adopted by CIF.

CIF Southern Section Story

Academics - Integrity - Athletics COMMISSIONER'S HISTORICAL SKETCH

The CIF Southern Section, an organization's history that dates back to 1913, lists just eight Commissioners over that span of time. The original term of Secretary has since been replaced with that of Commissioner. Their names and terms of office are: Seth F. Van Patten William W. Russell J. Kenneth Fagans Thomas E. Byrnes Ray J. Plutko Stan Thomas Dean Crowley James Staunton, Ed.D.

1913-1951 1951-1954 1954-1975 1975-1980 1980-1986 1986-1993 1993-1999 1999 - Present

In March of 1914, the Southern Section came under the administrative wing of the newly founded California Interscholastic Federation, and has since grown into one of the most progressive and respected organizations of its kind in the world.

Our archives date back over 80 years! It was March 28, 1914 when the Southern Section came under the administrative wing of the newly founded California State Interscholastic Federation, although the Southern California area was anything but a latecomer. In fact, high schools in the area had been fielding athletic teams prior to the turn of the century-not to mention the fact that the CIF-SS had originated a year before the state had formulated its plans for a charter-member document. Ironically, the Southern Section was the outgrowth of a track and field meet. It was 1913 when a group of high school officials joined forces to conduct a championship meet, thus ushering in the birth of the Southern Section. Seth F. Van Patten, who was elected Track Manager for the Southern Section in 1913 and who is recognized as the founding father of the CIF-SS, served in that post until 1928 when he was officially named Secretary of the organization. He served as Commissioner until his retirement in 1951. Despite its lengthy history, the Southern Section lists just eight Commissioners (the term Secretary dropped) with William Russell holding the post from 1951-54, J. Kenneth Fagans being the administrative head from 1954 until his retirement in early 1975, Thomas E. Byrnes accepting the Commissioner's post in 1975, while Ray Plutko served from 1980 to 1986. Stan Thomas served as Commissioner from July 1986 to October 1993 when Dean Crowley was appointed Acting Commissioner and was Commissioner of Athletics from July 1994 until his retirement in September 1999. James Staunton Ed.D., the current Commissioner, began his service on September 1, 1999. Probably of more interest has been the "home" of the Southern Section. At the outset, basements, surplus school rooms and even the homes of secretaries served as the official office. South Pasadena High School graciously permitted the use of one of its rooms during the 30's, with Oneonta School and South Pasadena High School serving as the home office from 1942 until 1949. Still without an official office, the Southern Section moved its supplies to Helms Hall in Culver City in 1949 and remained at the Venice Blvd., site until 1959. It was in February of that year that the Southern Section built its first ever Administration office, the building located on the corners of Carmona and West Washington in Los Angeles. As membership grew and the Sections' population center moved, so did the CIF-SS office. In 1965, the Section office built and moved into its third home and second devoted strictly of the CIF-SS day-to day operations. That space was located on Artesia Blvd. in the city of Cerritos. That remained the home base of the section until October of 2002 when the ever-expanding membership required a larger facility. Thus, the new and current administrative home became the Pine Street location in Los Alamitos. The California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section, is a nonprofit corporation organized to direct and control both boys' and girls' athletics in the secondary schools within the Section. The Southern Section is administered on a day-to-day basis by the Commissioner, three Assistant Commissioners, three directors and a staff of seven support personnel. The Southern Section is not only the oldest, but the largest of 10 such sections in the state-its membership is just over 570 schools. Interscholastic athletics for both boys and girls in the Southern Section are considered to be an integral segment of the total educational program. It goes without saying that sports should supplement, rather than serve as a substitute for the traditional physical education and intramural programs in our member schools. SECTIONS OF THE CIF 1--Northern; 2--North Coast; 3--Sac-Joaquin; 4--San Francisco; 5--Oakland; 6--Central Coast; 7--Central; 8--Los Angeles; 9--Southern; 10--San Diego


The National Association for Girls and Women's Sports (NAGWS, formerly a Division of Girls and Women in Sports) under the umbrella of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance has been in existence for many decades. The Affiliated Board of Officials (ABO) is one of the Associations which makes up NAGWS. All the sport associations under NAGWS have as their common purpose to provide all girls and women equal opportunity in sports as a player, coach, official or administrator. Prior to 1975, the NAGWS-ABO associations located in San Fernando Valley, Orange County and Los Angeles were responsible for training officials, scheduling of games and assigning the officials for all sports. In 1975 the Southern Section of CIF assumed most of these duties. The NAGWS-ABO was given the responsibility of recruiting and training officials for the different sports. In response to this change, it was decided that each sport form an association, but still remain under the umbrella of the NAGWS-ABO Executive Council. The CIF was assured that the officials coming out of these different sport organizations would be specifically trained in officiating women's and girl's games. The softball group established the Southern California Board of Officials for Girls and Women in Sports (SCBO-GWS) under the leadership of Bonnie Mohnsen. They began to recruit and train officials for both high school and college games. In 1976-77, the membership had grown to 100 members and it was decided a few years later to form local units where they could focus on local issues, problems and do recruiting within their area. They would have their own officers, instructors and a certain amount of autonomy. They still would be under the direction and leadership of the Executive Council that would be comprised of the President of each unit. He/she would be able to present issues and vote on all association matters. In 1986, President Joanne Venditto presented a revision of the By-Laws and Constitution to the Executive Board where it was approved to change from SCBO-GWS to the Southern California Softball Officials Association (SCSOA). At that time we were thirteen units representing the Los Angeles City, Central and Southern Sections of the CIF. We had approximately 500 members throughout Southern California. It was the goal of the SCSOA to provide an outstanding instructional program. We expected that all the training procedures in all the units would be the same thus providing a consistent application of the rules and mechanics by the officials. The year 1988 saw several changes made with the addition of two new units, North Channel Coast and Imperial Valley (now Coachella Valley). Secretary-Treasurer Al Valdez proposed a name change to California Softball Officials Association (CSOA), which indicated a greater serving area other than just Southern California. This would give other softball groups the opportunity to consider affiliation with CSOA so that we can be more consistent in our Softball instruction and officiating throughout the State of California. CSOA units cover about sixty percent of the State of California and in 1992, the Northern Nevada officials became members of CSOA. As we start the 2008 Softball Season, over 900 members are enrolled in the fourteen CSOA Units. They will be assigned games at over 650 schools, which comprise nearly 50% of all high schools within California. Assignments are made in the Los Angeles and Southern Sections along with certain areas of the Central Section. We encourage all members to invite other umpire groups throughout the state to join the CSOA to form a truly statewide organization.



In order to keep all our clinics uniform, the following guidelines have been adopted.


Instructors will be selected by the unit instructional chairperson and must be approved by the Unit Board.


Be a member in good standing of the softball association. Attend clinic meetings. Attend the required Association Meetings. Pass the Federation written test at the listed member's unit meeting. Demonstrate practical ability in umpiring. 80% Passing on Study Guide Test.


The instructional chairperson and staff will determine an official's qualification based on the following criteria: Passing score in the Federation test (80% minimum). Satisfactory scores in the clinics written tests. Practical knowledge of the rules. Demonstration of practical field mechanics. Past experience.

The Federation Qualification Test shall be taken at the dues paying unit. The unit instructional chairperson, in conjunction with the Secretary/Treasurer, shall establish a list of all qualified officials and submit a copy to all assignors in whose areas the umpires officiate.


Submit a letter to the Unit Board within a week of the association meeting explaining why you were unable to attend any of the regularly scheduled meetings, or a meeting in another area.

Disciplinary action for not complying with requirement: Official will lose his rating and will not be qualified. MAKE-UP MEETINGS

Members can make-up any missed meetings/clinics by attending a unit meeting in an area other than their home unit. Written verification of attendance must be obtained from the instructional chairperson or an instructor. Member assumes responsibility to present this verification to the home unit.


1. 2. 3. Honor all assignments regardless of possible inconvenience or financial basis. Study the rules of the game diligently, observe the work of other good officials, and attempt to improve at all times. Remember that while your work as an umpire is important, you must conduct yourself in such a way that spectator attention is directed to the players playing the game and not at you. Dress and maintain your appearance in a manner befitting the dignity and importance of the umpire. Be fair and unbiased in your decisions, rendering them without regard to the score or the quality of the play on the field. Cooperate and be professional in your associations with your fellow umpires and do nothing to cause them public embarrassment. Be firm but not overbearing; positive, but never rude. Remember the good umpire doesn't have to have the last word. Be prepared both physically and mentally to administer the game. Do not use tobacco products on or in the vicinity of the playing field, nor drink any alcoholic beverages before the game you are to work. Do not give information that might be used by a team's future opponent. Keep in mind that the game is more important than the wishes of any individual player or coach or the ambitions of any individual umpire.

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10932 Pine Street Los Alamitos, California 90720

Telephone: 562-493-9500 Fax: 562-493-6266

NFHS/CIF Southern Section Code of Ethics - Officials

Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials. As an official, I understand that it is my responsibility to: 1. Master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner. 2. Work with each other, the state associations and the sections in a constructive and cooperative manner. 3. Uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interaction with student athletes, coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, colleagues and the public. 4. Prepare myself both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately and shall comport myself in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession. 5. Be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations. 6. Remain mindful that my conduct influences the respect that student-athletes, coaches, and the public hold for the profession. 7. While enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to student-athletes. Where appropriate, I shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous. 8. Take reasonable steps to educate myself in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition. 9. Support the principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor and uphold the Six Pillars of Character: -Trustworthiness -Respect -Responsibility -Fairness -Caring -Citizenship By signing below, I agree to abide by the NFHS/CIF Southern Section Official's Code of Ethics.

Printed Name of Official Signature of Official

Sport/Unit Date

A copy of this form must be kept on file with the Unit President of each Official's Sport Association and each Unit's Statement of Compliance must be on file at the CIF Southern Section Office.

Revised 7/09


Constitution California Softball Officials Association

Article I The name of this organization shall be the California Softball Officials Association, hereafter referred to as the "Association." Article II Objectives of the Association The objectives of the Association shall be to: A. Uphold, encourage, and promote high ethical standards among the institutions, spectators, participants, coaches, and officials involved in high school softball. B. Encourage a thorough knowledge of the rules among all persons involved in high school softball. C. Provide a high quality instructional program in the training, preparation, and development of high school softball officials. Article III Membership Membership of the Association will be composed only those Units recognized by the Executive Council. A. A unit may be organized in any geographical area. It shall consist of a duly constituted membership based on the provisions herein. B. Each unit recognized by the Executive Council shall have one (1) vote. B. Each Unit shall establish requirements for its membership consistent with the By-Laws of the Association. C. Groups of softball officials may petition the Executive Council for admission into the Association as a Unit. D. All Units shall abide by this Constitution and its By-Laws. E. Units may be suspended or expelled by a majority vote of the Executive Council for due cause. Article IV Officers The officers of the Association shall be elected by the Executive Council, hereinafter shall be referred to as the "Council." The Council shall consist of three (3) representatives from each Unit. Each Unit shall determine the method of selecting its representatives to the Council. The names of the representatives shall be sent to the Executive Secretary / Treasurer on or by July 1 st, annually. The election of Association officers will be conducted at the May meeting in even numbered years. Nomination of candidate for elective office: 1. Must be a current or past officer in a member Unit; No individual, even though submitted by their unit, would be eligible unless this requirement is met. 2. Member officers include the President, Vice President, Secretary / Treasurer, or Instructional Chairperson. The term of office for the President and Vice President shall be two years. The Secretary / Treasurer and the Instructional Chair, once elected shall have a confirmation vote each year. The President and the Vice President can not be from the same Unit. Upon 2/3rd vote of the Council, an elected Council officer may be removed. Article V Association Meetings The Council shall meet semiannually. Unless directed by the Council, the meetings shall be the first Sunday in May and the first Sunday in December. The exception being when the first Sunday in December falls on Thanksgiving weekend, then the meeting shall be the second Sunday in December. Article VI Unit Meetings Each Unit shall determine the number of meetings required for its members. A. The minimum hours of instruction shall be determined by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). B. Units not meeting CIF accreditation shall be automatically suspended from the playoffs. C. Each Unit shall have one meeting specifically designed for the playoffs and three-man mechanics. Article VII Quorum and Rules of Order A quorum for the Council shall consist of representatives of at least four (4) Units. All business shall be conducted under the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order. Article VIII Grievance Grievances presented to the Executive Council shall first be heard by the Unit involved and will not include items or subjects involving Constitutional areas covered by individual Units. A member of the Association may present any grievance, in writing, directed to the attention of the Council. It shall be the responsibility of the Council to answer the member's grievance in writing within a reasonable period of time.

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Article IX Vacancies A vacancy of an officer on the Council caused by death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, removal from office, or otherwise, shall be filled by appointment whose term will expire at the next regular meeting of the Council. A successor officer shall be elected at that meeting. Article X Ratification This Constitution shall be in force for a Unit when ratified by that Unit. Article XI Amendments This Constitution may be amended by 2/3 rd vote of the Units represented at the Executive Council meeting, provided that the amendment has been submitted, in writing, to the Units at least sixty (60) days prior to the presentation of the amendment to the Executive Council.


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By-Laws California Softball Officials Association

Section 1 Dues A. Annual dues in the Association shall be established by the Council. Unit dues over and above the charge shall be determined by the Unit. B. Dues shall be submitted by the Treasurer of each Unit to the Secretary / Treasurer of the Council. Section 2 Duties of the Officers A. The President of the Council shall preside at all Council meetings. This office shall: 1. Call meetings to order and see that meetings are properly adjourned. 2. Be an impartial and conscientious arbiter of discussion and debate, and insist on fairness in the actions and discussions of members. 3. Appoint an Election Chairperson to conduct the elections. 4. Appoint a representative to Section Negotiations and Section Meetings. 5. Check on annual reports. 6. Rule on all matters of Council policy. 7. Authorize payments of bills submitted by the Treasurer. 8. Submit reports, as directed, to Section, State, and National Officiating coordinators. 9. Be the liaison with the National Federation, the NCAA, the State CIF, ASA, or other Softball Organizations. B. The Vice President of the Council shall preside in the absence of the President. This office shall: 1. Be responsible for all standing and ad hoc committees created by the Council 2. Any other duties as assigned by the President. C. The Executive Secretary / Treasurer shall: 1. Keep accurate and complete minutes and furnish copies to the Unit Presidents and Secretary / Treasurers. 2. Keep an accurate roll of meetings and committee membership. 3. Prepare all correspondence of the Association as directed by the President. 4. Maintain accurate accounting records of collections and distributions of all monies of the Association. 5. Keep the Council informed concerning financial matters as well as Association problems. 6. Maintain an accurate list of Name, Address and Phone Numbers of all Members of the Association. 7. Notify members of meeting dates of the Council. 8. Collect dues and all supplementary records from Units as required. 9. Disperse money for payment of bills upon authorization of the President. 10. Prepare and submit a financial statement to the Council at scheduled meetings. 11. Coordinate an agenda with the President for Executive Council meetings and distribute to Council members. 12. Perform other duties related to this position. D. The Instructional Chairperson shall, under the direction of the Council: 1. Prepare and administer the instructional program for the Association. 2. Assist Units with their instructional programs. 3. Answer inquires addressed to the Association regarding softball rules and/or their interpretations. 4. Prepare an annual study guide for all Units. 5. Conduct an Instructor's meeting once a year. 6. Perform other duties as related to this position. 7. Observe Section Finals as directed by the President.

Section 3 Committees A. The President of the Council shall appoint such committees as shall from time-to-time be needed. B. Audit. An Auditing Committee shall review the Executive Secretary / Treasurer's records at the end of the accounting year, or at any time the Council shall deem advisable. Section 4 Fiscal Year The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the succeeding year. Section 5 Association Membership Basic membership requirements of Association members: A. Must pay required dues. B. Must meet standards of the local unit as well as those of the Association. C. Must demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of rules. D. Must demonstrate satisfactory skills in mechanics. Section 6 Local Unit Associations A. Membership 1. Units shall abide by the By-Laws as established by each individual Unit. 2. Members must attend all Unit meetings as prescribed in their By-laws. 3. Members must pay required dues. B. Officers the Unit 1. The officers of the Unit shall be elected by that Unit's membership. 2. Upon two-thirds vote of the membership, an elected officer(s) may be removed, or as defined in that Unit's By-laws. 3. The officers of each Unit shall hold a term of office and have such duties that are defined by that Unit's Bylaws. C. Unit Secretary-Treasurers, in addition to their prescribed unit duties, must: 1. Maintain an accurate, up-to-date list of all active Unit members and furnish to the Executive Council Secretary / Treasurer as requested. 2. Collect payments or purchase books, patches, and miscellaneous items from the Executive Council Secretary / Treasurer.

Section 7 Unit Meetings and Hours of Instruction A. Each unit shall have at least eighteen (18) hours of instruction. B. The meetings must include (however are not limited to) the information, guidelines and requirements set forth by the Executive Council. Section 8 Unit Representation Each Unit must be represented at the Association Instructional meeting (January) and the Association three umpire clinic (March or April). Failure to attend either of these meetings will result in suspension from the playoffs. M issing one meeting will result in a suspension from the finals and semi-finals. Missing both meetings will result in suspension from all playoff games. The Council may limit the number of rounds that a Unit is suspended. Section 9 Grievances Each Unit shall provide in their By-laws a method by which members may present grievances. Section 10 Vacancies Each Unit shall provide in their By-laws a method by which to fill a vacancy of an elected office due to death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or otherwise.

Section 11 Indemnification and Insurance A. Indemnification: To the maximum extent provided by the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, the Association shall have the power to indemnify each person who is, or was, an Officer of the Association against expenses, judgments, fines, settlement and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any proceeding arising by reason of the fact that such person is, or was, an Officer of the Association. B. Insurance: The Officers of the Association may adopt a resolution authorizing the purchase and maintenance of insurance on behalf of any Officer of the Association against any liability other than for violating provisions against self-dealing asserted against or incurred by such Officer in such capacity or arising out of status as such, whether or not the Association would have the power to indemnify such person against such liability under law. Section 12 Amendments These By-Laws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the Units present at a regular Council meeting.


PRESIDENT Becky Derrick 40553 Pinnacle Way Palmdale, CA 93551 e-mail: VICE PRESIDENT Terry Stoller 661-943-2548

[email protected]

5711 Lemona Av Van Nuys, CA 91411 e-mail:

818-782-6997 [email protected]


4291 Monroe St # 134 Riverside, CA 92504 e-mail:

951-689-5406 909-815-8736 [email protected]

INSTRUCTIONAL CHAIRPERSON Vince Rosse 2152 Stonefield Place Riverside, CA 92506 e-mail:

909-684-5215 909-684-2632 [email protected]

PAST PRESIDENTS 1980-82 1982-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-92 1992-94 1994-96 1996-2002 2002-2006 2006-2008 2008-Present Bonnie Mohnsen Denise Yeomens Mike Morales Tony Venditto Joanne Venditto Tony Cuppari Jim Bodack Al Longoria Ed Olvera Jim Bodack Jim Sanderson Jack Robinson Becky Derrick Bill Dickerson Becky Derrick

PAST SECRETARY-TREASURERS 1980-81 Joan Clamp 1981-83 Anita Loo 1983-85 Kathy Borawski 1985-96 Al Valdes 1996-99 Jim Bodack 1999-2008 Tony Cooper 2008-Present Bill Dickerson

California Softball Officials Association

Channel Coast Unit Coachella Valley Unit Foothill / Citrus Unit Inland Unit Kern County Unit Long Beach Unit Los Angeles Unit Los Padres Unit Mojave Unit Orange County Unit San Fernando Unit South Bay Unit Victorville / Barstow Unit

National Federation of State High School Associations

Robert Kanaby, Executive Director P. O. Box 690 Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 Telephone: 317-972-6900 Fax: 317-822-5700

Marie Ishida, Executive Director 4658 Duckhorn Drive Sacramento, California 95834 Telephone: 916-239-4477 Fax: 916-239-4478

CIF - State Office

Section Commissioners

Central Section

Jim Crichlow, Commissioner 589 West Vine Avenue (P.O. Box 1567) Porterville, California 93257-4545 (93258) Telephone: 559-781-7586 Fax: 559-781-7033

(90 Schools)

Oakland Section

Michael Moore, Commissioner 1025 Second Avenue Oakland, California 94606-2212 Telephone: 510-879-8311 Fax: 510-879-1835

(6 Schools)

Central Coast Section

Nancy Lazenby Blaser, Commissioner 6830 Via Del Oro, Suite 103 San Jose, California 95119 Telephone: 408-224-2994, Ext. 13 Fax: 408-224-0476

(136 Schools)

Sac-Joaquin Section

Peter J. Saco, Commissioner 1368 East Turner Road, Suite A Lodi, California 95240-8820 Telephone: 209-334-5900 Fax: 209-334-0300

(195 Schools)

Los Angeles City Section

Barbara Fiege, Commissioner 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, California 90017 Telephone: 213-207-2200 Fax: 213-207-2209

(104 Schools)

San Diego Section

Dennis Ackerman, Commissioner 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 504 San Diego, California 92111-7399 Telephone: 858-292-8165 Fax: 858-292-1375

(122 Schools)

North Coast Section

Gil Lemmon, Commissioner 12925 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 8 San Ramon, California 94583-1341 Telephone: 925-866-8400 Fax: 925-866-7100

(174 Schools)

San Francisco Section

Donald C. Collins, Commissioner 555 Portola Drive, Room 250 San Francisco, California 94131-1616 Telephone: 415-920-5185 Fax: 415-920-5189

(12 Schools)

Northern Section

Elizabeth Kyle, Commissioner 2241 St. George Lane, Suite 2 Chico, California 95926 Telephone: 530-343-7285 Fax: 530-343-5619

(73 Schools)

Southern Section

James T. Staunton Ed.D., Commissioner 10932 Pine Street Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2428 Telephone: 562-493-9500 Fax: 562-493-6266 8

(581 Schools)


PLEASE NOTE: Directory listings are coded with the below mentioned designation for that particular school's Liaison of Officials. Please contact that person for your association assigner.

LONG BEACH/WHITTIER LIAISON Bob Howard 6914 Los Santos Drive Long Beach, CA 90815 Res: (562) 431-0748 Fax: (562) 431-0518

LOS PADRES LIAISON Mel Gatson P.O. Box 1174 Lompoc, CA 93438 Res: (805) 733-3266 Cell: (805) 452-3436 Fax: (805) 735-3585 Email: [email protected]



LOWER DESERT LIAISON Chuck Reid 80830 Camino Santa Elise Indio, CA 92203 Res: (760) 469-2335 Fax: (760) 469-2335 Cell: (949) 533-1041 Email: [email protected]

SOUTH BAY LIAISON Ken Wilson 1245 Third Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Res: (310) 376-5118 Fax: (310) 379-2294 Email: [email protected]



UPPER DESERT LIAISON ORANGE COUNTY LIAISON E.M. "Speed" Castillo 1155 Cherry Way Anaheim, CA 92801 Res: (714) 778-4421 Fax: (714) 778-4421 Email: [email protected] "H" Darrell Havens 38265 Delacour Drive Palmdale, CA 93550 Res: (661) 947-6590 Cell: (661) 965-8398 Fax: (661) 947-6590 Email: [email protected]


SAN FERNANDO LIAISON Ed Baker 17733 Valley Vista Blvd. Encino, CA 91316 Res: (818) 705-6457 Fax: (818) 705-6457 Email: [email protected]

VENTURA LIAISON Anita Diaz 210 Dakota Drive Ventura, CA 93001 Res: (805) 641-1903 Fax: (805) 653-5719 Cell: (805) 469-1778



INLAND LIAISON Lloyd Nixon 26665 Valle Heights Road Hemet, CA 92544 Res: (951) 927-9778 Fax: (951) 927-9750 Cell: (951) 662-6962 Email: [email protected]

FOOTHILL-CITRUS LIAISON Vern Sparling 121 West Whittier Blvd., Suite 1 La Habra, CA 90631 Res: (626) 391-8852 Bus: (562) 697-5800 Fax: (562) 697-5882 Email: [email protected]



SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LIAISON Joe Conte, Sr. 3235 Shasta Circle South Los Angeles, CA 90065 Res: (323) 257-9071 Cell: (323) 533-2779 Fax: (323) 257-6182 Email: [email protected] 21


2010-2011 C.I.F ­ S.S. Softball Coaches Advisory Committee

Donn Brown Eric Brown JoAnn Byrd Sharen Caperton Scott Fisch Roberta Garcia-Uyemura Melissa Graham Amanda Kelson Donna Lee Ginger Larsin Shelly Luth Nichole Maddox Margaret Neill Pam Oseransky Michelle Rodriguez Vince Rosse Jami Shannon Laura Shinar Debbie Skaggs Mary Starksen Greg Turner Dana Vasquez Elsinore HS Mayfair HS Corona HS Brea Olinda HS (At Large Member) South Hills HS Diamond Bar HS Katella HS Brentwood HS Valencia/Valencia HS La Serna HS Marina HS Costa Mesa HS Paraclete HS Viewpoint HS Sonora HS Patriot HS Kennedy HS (At Large Member) Ramona HS Santa Monica HS (At Large Member) Warren HS Linfield Christian HS Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks HS


ACADEMY LEAGUE Brethren Christian Crean Lutheran South Oxford Academy Sage Hill St. Margaret's Whitney AGAPE LEAGUE Academy Academic Excel. Apple Valley Christian Excelsior Education Center Hesperia Christian Victor Valley Christian ALMONT LEAGUE Alhambra Bell Gardens Mark Keppel Montebello San Gabriel Schurr AMBASSADOR LEAGUE Aquinas Arrowhead Christian Acad. Calvary Murrieta Linfield Christian Loma Linda Academy Ontario Christian Western Christian Woodcrest Christian ARROWHEAD LEAGUE Boys' Republic California Lutheran California School for the Deaf Hamilton La Sierra Academy Lutheran/La Verne Pomona Catholic Sherman Indian Upland Christian Academy BASELINE LEAGUE Alta Loma Etiwanda Glendora Los Osos Rancho Cucamonga Upland BAY LEAGUE Leuzinger Mira Costa Palos Verdes Penisula Redondo Union West Torrance BIG VIII LEAGUE Centennial/Corona Corona King, M.L. Norco North, John W. Poly/Riverside Roosevelt Santiago/Corona CAMINO DEL REY ASSOCIATION (Camino Real & Del Rey Leagues) Bishop Amat Bishop Montgomery Cantwell-Sacred Heart Cathedral Don Bosco Tech La Salle Mary Star of the Sea Serra St. Bernard St. Joseph/Lakewood St. Monica Catholic St. Paul CENTURY LEAGUE Brea Olinda Canyon/Anaheim El Dorado El Modena Esperanza Foothill Villa Park CHANNEL LEAGUE Buena Dos Pueblos San Marcos Santa Barbara Ventura CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Eisenhower Fontana Miller, A.B. Redlands Redlands East Valley Yucaipa COAST VALLEY LEAGUE Coastal Christian Cuyama Valley Maricopa North County Christian Shandon Valley Christian/Santa Maria COAST VIEW CONFERENCE (Sea View & South Coast Leagues) Aliso Niguel Capistrano Valley Dana Hills El Toro Laguna Hills Mission Viejo San Clemente San Juan Hills Tesoro Trabuco Hills COASTAL LEAGUE Lennox MST Academy Lighthouse Christian Acad. New Roads Rolling Hills Prep Vistamar Wildwood CONDOR LEAGUE Besant Hill Cate Dunn Laguna Blanca Midland Oak Grove Ojai Valley Thacher CROSS VALLEY LEAGUE Antelope Valley Christian Bethel Christian/Lancaster Riverside Prep University Prep DE ANZA LEAGUE Big Bear Desert Hot Springs Desert Mirage Shadow Hills Twentynine Palms Yucca Valley DEL RIO LEAGUE California El Rancho La Serna Pioneer Santa Fe Whittier DESERT MOUNTAIN LEAGUE Boron Desert Christian/Lancaster Lone Pine Lucerne Valley Mammoth Mojave Silver Valley Vasquez DESERT SKY LEAGUE Barstow Burroughs/Ridgecrest Granite Hills Silverado Victor Valley DESERT VALLEY LEAGUE Cathedral City Coachella Valley Indio La Quinta/La Quinta Palm Desert Palm Springs EMPIRE LEAGUE Cypress Kennedy Pacifica/Garden Grove Tustin Valencia/Placentia Western Yorba Linda FOOTHILL LEAGUE Canyon/Canyon Country Golden Valley Hart Saugus Valencia/Valencia West Ranch FREEDOM LEAGUE Hope Centre Academy Rio Contiguo Twin Pines Weaver, Jack Zinsmeyer Academy FREEWAY LEAGUE Buena Park Fullerton La Habra Sonora Sunny Hills Troy GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE Bolsa Grande Garden Grove La Quinta/Westminster Los Amigos Rancho Alamitos Santiago/Garden Grove GOLD COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (Alpha & Delphic Leagues) Archer School for Girls Brentwood California Acad. Math/Sci. Calvary Chapel/Downey Campbell Hall Crossroads Kilpatrick Marshall Montclair Prep Pacific Hills Paraclete Sierra Canyon Windward GOLDEN LEAGUE Antelope Valley Eastside Highland Knight Lancaster Littlerock Palmdale Quartz Hill GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Loara Ocean View Orange Santa Ana Segerstrom Westminster HACIENDA LEAGUE Bonita Diamond Bar Diamond Ranch Los Altos Rowland Walnut West Covina HARBOR LEAGUE Animo Leadership Environmental Charter Firebaugh Hawthorne MSA Ribet Academy HERITAGE LEAGUE Faith Baptist Hillcrest Chr./Granada Hills Milken Community Pacifica Christian Santa Clarita Christian HI-LO LEAGUE Baker Valley Big Pine Death Valley Academy Immanuel Christian Lee Vining Owens Valley Trona HIGH DESERT LEAGUE Bishop Union California City Desert Frazier Mountain Kern Valley Rosamond HORIZON LEAGUE Alverno Bishop Conaty-Loretto Holy Family Sacred Heart of Jesus San Gabriel Mission INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE Arlington Canyon Springs La Sierra Moreno Valley Ramona Rancho Verde Valley View Vista del Lago INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Calvary Baptist Delphi Academy Le Lycee Mesrobian New Harvest Christian Southwestern Academy St. Monica Academy Waverly LIBERTY LEAGUE Buckley Holy Martyrs Oakwood Providence Viewpoint Yeshiva LOS PADRES LEAGUE Cabrillo/Lompoc Lompoc Morro Bay Nipomo Santa Maria Santa Ynez Templeton MAJESTIC LEAGUE California Military Institute Cornerstone Chr/Wildomar Grove Lake Arrowhead Christian Marywood-Palm Valley Packinghouse Christian Public Safety Academy Temecula Prep



MARMONTE LEAGUE Agoura Calabasas Moorpark Newbury Park Royal Simi Valley Thousand Oaks Westlake MISSION LEAGUE Alemany Chaminade Crespi Flintridge-Sacred Heart Harvard-Westlake Louisville Loyola Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks St. Francis MULHOLLAND LEAGUE Arshag Dickranian Coutin Los Angeles Adventist Pacific Lutheran Shalhevet Summit View Summit View West Westview OCEAN LEAGUE Beverly Hills Culver City Hawthorne Inglewood Morningside Santa Monica PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Beckman Corona del Mar Irivne Northwood University Woodbridge PACIFIC VIEW LEAGUE Adolfo Camarillo Channel Islands Hueneme Oxnard Pacifica/Oxnard Rio Mesa PIONEER LEAGUE Centennial/Compton El Segundo Lawndale North Torrance South Torrance Torrance PREP LEAGUE Chadwick Flintridge Prep Mayfield Poly/Pasadena Rio Hondo Prep Webb Westridge RIO HONDO LEAGUE Blair La Canada Monrovia San Marino South Pasadena Temple City SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE Arroyo Valley Cajon Carter Colton Pacific Rialto San Bernardino San Gorgonio SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LEAGUE Dominguez Downey Gahr Lynwood Paramount Warren SANTA CRUZ LEAGUE Bellarmine Jefferson (Girls) St. Anthony (Girls) St. Genevieve (Girls) St. Mary's Academy St. Matthias SANTA FE LEAGUE Bellarmine Jefferson (Boys) Salesian St. Anthony (Boys) St. Genevieve (Boys) Verbum Dei SIERRA LEAGUE Ayala Charter Oak Chino Hills Claremont Damien South Hills St. Lucy's SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE Chaparral Great Oak Murrieta Mesa Murrieta Valley Temecula Valley Vista Murrieta SUBURBAN LEAGUE Artesia Bellflower Cerritos Glenn La Mirada Mayfair Norwalk SUNBELT LEAGUE Elsinore Heritage Lakeside Paloma Valley Perris Temescal Canyon SUNKIST LEAGUE Bloomington Jurupa Valley Kaiser Norte Vista Patriot Summit SUNSET LEAGUE Edison Fountain Valley Huntington Beach Los Alamitos Marina Newport Harbor SUNSHINE LEAGUE Immaculate Heart Marlborough Marymount Notre Dame Academy Ramona Convent TRI-COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (Frontier & Tri-Valley Leagues) Bishop Diego Carpinteria Fillmore Grace Brethren La Reina Malibu Nordhoff Oak Park Oaks Christian Santa Clara Santa Paula St. Bonaventure Villanova Prep TRINITY LEAGUE JSerra Lutheran/Orange Mater Dei Rosary Santa Margarita Servite St. John Bosco VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Baldwin Park Covina Nogales Northview Pomona San Dimas Wilson/Hacienda Heights VICTORY LEAGUE Baptist Christian Bloomington Christian Calvary Chapel/Moreno Vly Desert Chapel Desert Christian Academy Joshua Springs Mesa Grande Academy Redlands Adventist Academy WARRIOR LEAGUE Noli Indian Nuview Bridge Riverside Christian San Jacinto Academy West Shores WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (Express & San Joaquin Leagues) Acaciawood Avalon Bethel Baptist Capistrano Valley Christian Connelly Crystal Cathedral Eastside Christian Fairmont Prep Liberty Christian Orangewood Academy Saddleback Vly Christian Southlands Christian St. Michael's Prep Tarbut V'Torah WESTSIDE LEAGUE AGBU/Canoga Park AGBU/Pasadena Glendale Adventist Highland Hall New Community Jewish Pilibos San Gabriel Academy Valley Torah

OLYMPIC LEAGUE Los Angeles Baptist Maranatha MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE Valley Christian/Cerritos Arroyo Village Christian El Monte Whittier Christian Gabrielino Mountain View OMEGA LEAGUE Rosemead Cornerstone Chr./Camarillo South El Monte First Lutheran Hillcrest Chr./Thousand Oaks MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE Lutheran/Los Angeles Apple Valley Newbury Park Adventist Hesperia Pilgrim Oak Hills San Fernando Valley Acad. Serrano Trinity Lutheran Sultana Ventura County Christian West Valley Christian MONTVIEW LEAGUE Westmark Azusa Bassett ORANGE LEAGUE Duarte Anaheim Ganesha Century Gladstone Katella La Puente Magnolia Sierra Vista Santa Ana Valley Workman Savanna MOORE LEAGUE Cabrillo/Long Beach Compton Jordan Lakewood Millikan Poly/Long Beach Wilson/Long Beach MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE Beaumont Citrus Hill Hemet San Jacinto Tahquitz West Valley MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE Banning Citrus Valley Jurupa Hills Notre Dame/Riverside Rim of the World Rubidoux MT. BALDY LEAGUE Chaffey Chino Colony Don Lugo Garey Montclair Ontario ORANGE COAST LEAGUE Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana Costa Mesa Estancia Godinez, Hector Laguna Beach Saddleback PAC 7 LEAGUE Arroyo Grande Atascadero Paso Robles Pioneer Valley Righetti San Luis Obispo St. Joseph/Santa Maria PACIFIC LEAGUE Arcadia Burbank Burroughs/Burbank Crescenta Valley Glendale Hoover Muir Pasadena



Academy Careers/Exploration Bethel Christian/Riverside Bridges Academy Casa Ramona Coast Union Crossroads Christian Emerson Honors Encore High Desert Academy Lancaster Baptist Mission Prep New Covenant Academy Orcutt Academy Charter Padre Pio Academy Price Providence Hall Rancho Christian Renaissance Academy Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Chr Santa Rose Summit Leadership Academy Testimonial Christian Trinity Classical Academy University Prep Van Horn Center Village Glen Village Glen West Xavier College Prep Yorba Linda


Boys' Republic Cathedral Crespi Damien Don Bosco Tech Kilpatrick Loyola Salesian Servite St. Francis St. John Bosco St. Michael's Prep Twin Pines Valley Torah Verbum Dei


Alverno Archer School for Girls Bishop Conaty-Loretto Connelly Flintridge Sacred Heart Holy Family Immaculate Heart La Reina Louisville Marlborough Marymount Mayfield Notre Dame Academy Pomona Catholic Ramona Convent Rosary Sacred Heart of Jesus San Gabriel Mission St. Joseph/Lakewood St. Lucy's St. Mary's Academy St. Matthias Westridge


Antelope Valley Christian Besant Hill Boys Republic C.S.D.R. California Lutheran Cate Dunn Flintridge Sacred Heart Midland Montclair Prep Oak Grove Ojai Valley St. Michael's Prep Sherman Indian Southwestern Academy Thacher Villanova Prep Webb



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CIF Sections are authorized to limit Junior Varsity softball games to seven innings or a maximum of 2 hours, whichever occurs first. No new inning shall begin after 2 hours have expired from the start of the game. 2500.1 Southern Section Leagues are allowed to adopt either or both of the following two rule modifications: OPTION I - "VARSITY AND/OR LOWER LEVEL GAMES shall end after five innings of a seven inning game when a team is behind by 10 runs." OPTION II - "JUNIOR VARSITY games are limited to seven innings or a maximum of two hours. No new inning shall begin after two hours have expired from the start of the game." NOTE: League approval is mandatory before either of the options can be used in league contests. For non-league games adoption of these rule modifications would be by prior mutual consent of the competing schools.


Only balls with the National Federation authentication mark shall be used in the sports of baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and water polo (Revised to include lacrosse November 2000 Federated Council.) NOTE: All softball bats must meet the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) bat performance standard (NFHS Softball Rule 1-3-5). Please see the National Federation Rulebook for further clarification on this rule.

2502. RULES

All softball games in the CIF Southern Section will be played under National Federation rules unless otherwise provided herein.


An interscholastic scrimmage is a training session between a minimum of two and a maximum of three schools where no score is kept, free substitution and time outs are permitted, spectators are not urged to attend, and officials are not paid. (See Q & A following Bylaw 221.8 for definition.) <>2503.1 Schools are permitted one interscholastic scrimmage which may not be held prior to February 26 and must be held prior to team's first interscholastic contest (non-league, tournament, or league).


A team may not be entered in more than three tournaments. 2504.1 QUESTION: ANSWER: For each tournament, a team will be charged two games toward the allowable maximum number of contests. Can a school enter two teams in the same tournament at the same level (i.e. varsity "A" and varsity "B")? If a school chooses to split a single team into two teams in the same tournament at the same level they will be charged one allotted tournament for each team entered. If a school enters a varsity "A" and a varsity "B" team, they will be charged for two (2) of the allowable three (3) tournaments for the season. The maximum number of contests allowed any team in a tournament, whether participating in the championship or consolation bracket, shall not exceed 4 contests in an 8-team tournament, 4 contests in a 16-team tournament, or 5 contests in a 17 through 32-team tournament. Tournament managers are responsible for notifying participating schools of the number of games and/or teams participating in the tournament.



NOTE: Two contests could be played in the SAME TOURNAMENT only, but not two games in two different tournaments (See Bylaw 2512). <>Denotes change in that rule 189 #Denotes number changes only


No interscholastic contests (non-league, tournament or league) may be scheduled prior to March 4.


A softball team will be permitted to play no more than 20 games during the season, including tournaments but excluding CIF Southern Section playoffs. 2506.1 2506.2 FACULTY: Each team will be permitted to play one game with the faculty which will not count toward the allowable number of contests. ALUMNI: Each team will be permitted to play one Alumni contest, which will not count toward the allowable number of contests.


A school may select any two non-league games and play each as a doubleheader with each date counting as one contest. 2507.1 2507.2 Both games of the doubleheader must be between the same two schools. The maximum amount of time between games shall be no more than 35 minutes.


All league competition for entries must end on or before Friday, May 13. Schools may compete until May 14 for non-league contests.


2509.1 With the exception of the summer dead period, until the beginning of the first official starting date for fall sports, there shall be no restriction on high school coaches working with high school students registered and/or attending their respective high school or entering them in summer competition, provided approval is received from the school principal. Who may participate in high school summer athletic programs approved by the principal? Only students registered for the upcoming school year in grades 9 through 12. Additionally, it would be a violation to allow elementary students (8th grade and below) to participate with the high school team. For students enrolled in more than one school, all summer practice and competition must be confined to one school. High schools may sponsor sport camps and/or allow non-school sponsored sport camps to use their facilities. * * * * * High school students and individuals from the general community can attend. The high school name, nickname and identifying marks can be used in the title and/or promotion of the camp. The principal of the high school must give permission for the camp to take place; non-school sponsored camps must secure a facility permit for use of any facilities and equipment. The camp must comply with all CIF rules, including those pertaining to undue influence and dead period. Non-school sponsored camps should provide required liability insurance for the use of any school facilities.



<>2509.3 A summer dead period must be declared by the school principal for all sports. The dates of the dead period must be forwarded to the Southern Section Commissioner. The dead period must be the same for all levels and must be three (3) consecutive weeks between the end of school or June 10, whichever is first, and August 21, 2011. No class could be offered which could circumvent the rule. There are no exceptions to the summer dead period. During the dead period, weight lifting ONLY would be permitted. No running or other type of conditioning would be allowed. Special nationally recognized programs in various sports that require a national or regional championship format, such as Bobby Sox Softball, American Legion or Mickey Mantle Baseball, etc., would be allowed to continue, until completion, during the dead period. <>Denotes change in that rule #Denotes number changes only 190


During Individual's Season of Sport - A member of a high school softball team may not, during his or her season of sport, compete for an outside team in the sport of softball. A season of sport (See Bylaw 511) is defined as that period which begins with a student's first interscholastic competition (non-league, tournament or league game) and ends with that student's last interscholastic contest (non-league, tournament, league or CIF Southern Section playoff).


No student shall participate in more than one level of competition in the same sport on the same day.


All interscholastic contests are to be arranged in such a way that no student shall take part in more than two athletic contests in any one day.


Standards for school attendance are determined by local school governing boards.


The sport of softball is considered separate and distinct from the sport of baseball and competition by a school softball player on an outside baseball team during that individuals softball season is permissible. Slow-pitch, however, is considered to be softball.


In any night softball game, no inning will be permitted to start after 11:30 p.m., with the exception of the championship finals.


A regulation called game with a tie score shall be counted as ½ game won and ½ game lost for each team. This rule will apply to all contests and leagues may not waive this rule.


A school may not play a softball game nor conduct a scrimmage or softball practice of any type on Sunday. QUESTION: ANSWER: QUESTION: ANSWER: QUESTION: ANSWER: May a team be assembled on Sunday for a "skill session" or review a game film? Neither of these activities would be permitted. Does a meeting on Sunday of a single student with a coach constitute a violation of Bylaw 2517? Yes, the intent of Bylaw 2517 is to allow no contact with student athletes on Sundays. What constitutes a scrimmage or practice on Sunday? Any preparation of an upcoming softball game in which a player or players meet with the coach(es) on a Sunday is prohibited.


Any player who is ejected for any reason shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team's next contest. A second ejection will constitute a two contest suspension and a third ejection will cause suspension for the remainder of the season. Any player whose conduct merits ejection from a game by an official for fighting or assaultive behavior shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team's next contest. After the suspension from play, the student may only return after certification by the school principal that the student(s) has completed a conference with a school administrator. The appropriate form indicating the completion of the conference must be filed with the Section office prior to rejoining the team. <>Denotes change in that rule 191 #Denotes number changes only

A second ejection from a game or contest for fighting or assaultive behavior will cause suspension for the remainder of the season. A player who was ejected from the previous contest, who knowingly, or unknowingly, participates in or is in attendance at the next contest, will result in the forfeiture of that contest. Any player who leaves the confines of the bench or team area during a fight that has broken out or may break out will be ineligible for the team's next contest. After the suspension from play, the student may return only after certification by the school principal that the student(s) has completed a conference with a school administrator. The appropriate form indicating the completion of the conference must be filed with the Section office prior to rejoining the team. In the case of any suspension from play, the next contest may not be a forfeited, postponed or canceled game. QUESTION: ANSWER: QUESTION: ANSWER: What must be submitted to the Section office before a student can be cleared to rejoin his/her team? The Section office will provide a form that may be faxed or mailed to the Section office. The referee or official's report need not accompany the statement, but it is recommended the form be attached to the certification of the conference. What is meant by attendance at a contest? Attendance is defined as being present at the team bench/area, inside a gymnasium, stadium or playing area. Students ejected from a game in progress should remain under supervision of school staff. The intent of this rule is that the ejected person is not present at the next contest.


Upon ejection, the head or assistant coach shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team's next contest. The next contest may not be a forfeited, postponed or canceled game. A second ejection will constitute a two contest suspension and a third ejection will cause suspension for the remainder of the season. A coach who was ejected from the previous contest who, knowingly or unknowingly, participates in or is in attendance at the next contest, will result in the forfeiture of that contest. QUESTION: ANSWER: QUESTION: ANSWER: What is meant by attendance at a contest? Attendance is defined as being present at the team bench/area, inside a gymnasium, stadium or playing area. The intent of this rule is that the ejected person is not present at the next contest. How does the Accountability Rule affect a coach who coaches more than one level of a particular sport? A coach who has been ejected from a contest may not be in attendance at ANY contest prior to serving his/her mandatory suspension. (i.e.: An ejected JV coach who is also a varsity assistant may NOT be in attendance at any contest until his/her mandatory JV suspension has been completed.)


Refer to Article 32 (Playoffs) for details regarding playoff information. (Specific information will be contained in playoff information bulletins.) #2520.1 The Commissioner has the authority to determine the sites of all softball playoff contests. For any playoff contest, the Commissioner may direct that such a contest be played on an alternate field if the home field does not meet CIF Southern Section standards. <>2520.2 Teams entered in the softball playoffs will NOT be permitted to take batting practice on the day of a playoff game prior to the commencement of the contest or during the contest. (See playoff bulletin for definition of batting practice.)

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CIF-SS Ejection / Incident Report

An easy to use MS Word fillable form for this is available for download at: Sport: Level: Home: Official's Name: Email Address: Lead Official's Name: Score at time of Ejection: Final Score: Home: Home: Phone Number: Visitors: Visitors: Game Date: Girls or Boys: Visitor: Phone Number:

How Long Was Game Delayed? Number and School of Person Ejected (If coach, indicate head or assistant):

Was the Individual Warned Prior: What Led to the Ejection: Reason for Ejection: Language Profanity Abusive Personal Taunting Not Applicable Contact Bumping Pushing Striking Fighting Kicking Not Applicable Against Official Teammate Spectator Not Applicable Book CIF-SS Rule Judgment

Brief Description of Incident:

Within 24 hours of this incident notify your liaison and local unit, then mail or fax a copy to the appropriate CIF Administrator at CIF-SS: 10932 Pine Street, Los Alamitos 90720 ­ Phone (562) 493-9500 ­ FAX (562) 493-6365

Umpire's Equipment and Uniform

Umpire Equipment

A. With the mechanics of the plate umpire in the slot position, it is felt that the inside chest protector is the most accomodating. Equipment for the plate umpire should offer the best in protection, mobility and comfort. Leg guards are recommended and offer maximum protection, comfort and mobility. Your slacks should fit comfortably over leg guards. Umpire plate shoes with steel toes are recommended. A ball and strike indicator, plate brush and ball bag(s) are mandatory. The "cage" or "bar" style mask offers the best in protection and clear vision. A throat protector is mandatory, unless your mask has a built in protector.


C. D.

Umpire Uniform

A. The appearance of officials is most important, for both the respect of players and coaches, as well as for comfort and safety. It is imperative that all umpires wear identical color combinations. The CSOA Staff recommends the following uniform:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Light Blue Pullover Shirt (Pro Style Pullover) with Federation Patch White T-shirt / Turtle Neck (no Long Sleeves) Navy Blue V-Neck Sweater with Approved CSOA Logo Heather Gray Slacks / Trousers (No Jeans or Cords) Black Shoes (Solid black with no white or colored markings. No Tennis Shoes) Navy Blue or Black Socks Black Belt (Solid colored) Navy Blue Cap Face Mask (Black or Navy Blue). Attached throat protector must be commercially manufactured, properly attached and unaltered. Chest Protector (Black or Navy Blue) Umpire Leg Protectors (Black / Navy Blue) A Navy Blue or Gray Ball Bag. Plate umpire may wear two Ball Bags, but they must be the same color.

All outerwear should have the Federation patch properly displayed. The patch should be worn on the left shoulder of the shirt with the top of the patch one-inch (1") down from the shoulder seam. On sweaters, the patch (or logo) should be displayed on the left side of the sweater in the area where a pocket would be if it were a shirt.


A Cap is mandatory for male and female umpires and shall be Navy Blue with no markings. Approved umpires may use the CIF Finals logo on the face of the cap if desired, but for the most part all caps worn by umpires shall be solid Navy Blue. The cap shall never be worn backwards. Jewelry , except for wedding bands and medical-alert bracelets and necklaces, shall not be worn. A watch, when needed for a time limit game, may be carried in a pant pocket (the back pocket of the pant is recommended for safety purposes) during the game. All umpires should dress according to weather conditions and have additional or backup equipment at their disposal.



Good Umpire Habits

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. Be neat in uniform and dignified in manner. Be alert, consistent, fair, prompt and accurate in all decisions. Try to be ahead of the play. If an error is made, correct it promptly. Display confidence. Work with the teams and keep the game under control. Announce decisions promptly in a clear, distinct voice and use proper signals. Avoid arguments and personal comments about the game or players, and anything else which might interfere with judgment. Keep apart from players and coaches, as well as spectators. Do not socialize. Work cooperatively with and avoid commenting on the decisions of your fellow umpires. Use signals to assist each other in calling plays. If either umpire is blocked out of the play, ask for help (Such as catcher interference, batted ball hitting batter, runner interference, etc.). Note: Don't be negative by not asking for help from your partner if a coach requests that you ask for help. (Rule 10-1-3) Call all illegal pitches immediately in a voice loud enough that the nearest defensive player and/or runner can hear you. Give the delayed dead ball signal. Announce both balls and strikes with a firm voice. Also indicate strikes with a firm right arm signal. Indicate ball and strike count at regular intervals.

I. J.

Official NFHS Softball Signals


Signal toward Pitcher

Verbally calls "Play ball"

Verbally calls "Time," Extend left arm out, "Foul ball" or fist with palm down "Dead ball" (or out)





Fingers touch together, chest high, followed by strike call

Left hand indicates balls, followed by strikes on the right hand. Verbally give count

First two fingers in Right fist in the air the air, rotate counterclockwise


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