May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Key dates for all CIF sports in new plan running from December 2020 through June 2021

Under the CIF plan released Monday, high school sports will be divided into two seasons. Some fall sports will begin their seasons in December. The traditional sports calendar is being moved around as officials try to deal with getting full seasons in.

High school sports have been shut down since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

Here is the calendar released by the CIF State and Southern Section: (SOP stands for sit out period for transfers). CIF officials are expected to announce more details of the plan at a press conference by Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod Monday at 1 p.m.

FALL SPORTS 

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY First Contest – Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 SOP Date – Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 (35 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, March 4, 2021 (70 days) Last Allowable Contest – Friday, March 5, 2021 CIF Southern Section Prelims – Friday/Saturday, March 12/13, 2021 CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 20, 2021 CIF State Championships – Saturday, March 27, 2021 

FIELD HOCKEY First Contest – Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 SOP Date – Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 (71 days) Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 

11-MAN FOOTBALL First Practice Date – Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 Week 1 Contest Date – Friday, Jan.8, 2021 SOP Date – Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 (32 days) Week 10 Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021 (64 days) CIF Southern Section Playoffs – March 19, March 26, April 2, 2021 CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, April 9/10, 2021 CIF State Championships Bowl Games – Friday/Saturday, April 16/17, 2021 

8-MAN FOOTBALL First Practice Date – Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 Week 1 Contest Date – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 SOP Date – Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 (29 days) Week 9 Contest Date – Friday, March 5, 2021 (57 days) CIF Southern Section Playoffs – March 12, March 19, March 26, 2021 CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, April 2/3, 2021 

GYMNASTICS First Contest – Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 SOP Date – Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 (31 days) Last League Contest – Friday, March 5, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, March 6, 2021 (62 days) 

TRADITIONAL COMPETITIVE CHEER First Contest Date – No Established Date SOP Date – Monday, November 16, 2020 Last Allowable Contest Date – No Established Date CIF Southern Section Championships – Saturday, April 3, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, April 17, 2021 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL First Contest Date – Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 SOP Date – Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 (32 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, February 11, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, February 13, 2021 (64 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 6, 2021 CIF Southern Regionals – March 15-20, 2021 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL First Contest Date – Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 SOP Date – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 (32 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 (64 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 12/13, 2021 CIF State Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021 

BOYS WATER POLO First Contest Date – Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 SOP Date – Monday, January 11, 2021 (31 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, February 18, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, February 20, 2021 (62 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 6, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021 

GIRLS WATER POLO First Contest Date – Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 SOP Date – Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 (31 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, February 25, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 (62 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, March 13, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Finals – Friday/Saturday, March 19/20, 2021 

SPRING SPORTS 

BADMINTON First Contest Date – Saturday, March 6, 2021 SOP Date – Saturday, April 10, 2021 (36 days) Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Regional Individual Qualifier – Wednesday/Thursday, May 26/27, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, May 29, 2021 

BASEBALL First Contest Date – Friday, March 19, 2021 SOP Date – Friday, April 23, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 18/19, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championship Finals – Saturday, June 26, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL First Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021 SOP Date – Friday, April 16, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 21, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 11/12, 2021 CIF State Championship Finals – Friday/ Saturday, June 18/19, 2021 

COMPETITIVE SPORT CHEER First Contest Date – Saturday, March 27, 2021 SOP Date – Monday, May 1, 2020 (36 days) Last League Contest – Saturday, June 5, 2021 (71 days) Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, June 5, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20, 2021 SOP Date – Saturday, April 24, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Section Individual Regionals – Monday, May 31, 2021 CIF Southern Section Team Championships – Monday, June 7, 2021 CIF-SS Individual Championship/Team Qualifier – Thursday, June 10, 2021 CIF/SCGA Southern Regional Championships – Thursday, June 17, 2021 CIF State Championships – Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (Note – CIF-SS Individual Championship/Team Qualifier, CIF/SCGA Regional Championships and CIF State Championships dates are subject to change, due to course availability.) 

BOYS AND GIRLS LACROSSE First Contest Date – Friday, March 12, 2021 SOP Date – Monday, April 16, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, May 20, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Saturday, June 12, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER First Contest Date – Saturday, February 27, 2021 SOP Date – Saturday, April 3, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, May 6, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, May 28/May 29, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Finals – Saturday, June 5, 2021 

SOFTBALL First Contest Date – Friday, March 19, 2021 SOP Date – Friday, April 23, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Thursday, May 27, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday/Saturday, June 18/19, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championship Finals – Saturday, June 26, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING/ DIVING First Contest Date – Saturday, March 13, 2021 SOP Date – Saturday, April 17, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 21, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 22, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Monday, May 24 – Saturday, May 29, 2021 CIF State Championships – Friday/ Saturday, June 4/5, 2021 

BOYS TEAM TENNIS First Contest Date – Monday, March 1, 2021 SOP Date – Monday, April 5, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 14, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday, May 28, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, June 5, 2021 

GIRLS TEAM TENNIS First Contest Date – Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 SOP Date – Monday, March 29, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 7, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (71 days) CIF Southern Section Championship Finals – Friday, May 21, 2021 CIF Southern Regional Championships – Saturday, June 5, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD First Contest Date – Saturday, March 20, 2021 SOP Date – Saturday, April 24, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Friday, May 28, 2021 Last Allowable Contest Date – Saturday, May 29, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Preliminaries – Saturday, June 5, 2021 CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships – Saturday, June 12, 2021 CIF Southern Section Masters Meet – Saturday, June 19, 2021 CIF State Championships – Friday/ Saturday, June 25/26, 2021 

BOYS AND GIRLS WRESTLING First Contest Date – Friday, March 5, 2021 SOP Date – Friday, April 9, 2021 (36 days) Last League Contest – Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Last Allowable Contest – Saturday, May 15, 2021 (72 days) CIF Southern Section Dual Meet Championships – Saturday, May 15, 2021 CIF Southern Section Individual Championships – Friday/Saturday, May 28/29, 2021 CIF Southern Section Masters Meet – Friday/Saturday, June 4/5, 2021 CIF State Championships – Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Saturday, June 12, 2021.