CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS
Revised April 1994
I N T R O D U C T I 0 N
In cases involving athletic issues not specifically covered by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League and By-Laws, the provisions and interpretations as set forth in the North Coast Section Constitution and By-Laws governing the conduct of athletes, North Coast Section Members and events shall apply as though they referred to Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League athletes, members schools and league and non-league events.
NAME AND PURPOSE
1.1. This league shall be known as the Humboldt-Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F., of the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
1.2. The purpose of this league is the promotion of athletics and other wholesome inter-school activities among the secondary schools holding membership.
2.1. Membership in this league is open to all secondary schools having membership in the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
2. 2 The composition of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League's governing body shall be one representative from each member school who shall be selected by the member school's governing board. Only this representative or his/her proxy may make or second motions and vote.
2.3 Any school may be suspended or expelled from the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic league for good and sufficient reasons by the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the members in good standing. Sanctions and penalties may be levied by a simple majority of those members present. (12/8/82)
2.4 The Humboldt Del Norte, C.l.F. dues assessment shall be as follows:
A. Each school year, each school will be assessed twenty-five dollars for each sport in which one of its teams participates.
B. Each school will be assessed a fee of $225.00 each school year, as needed.
2.5 The declaration date and scheduling meeting to declare participation in all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League sports shall be in October.
3.1 There shall be at least three regular meetings each year: (October, January, April). It is recommended that these meetings precede the North Coast Section Board of Managers meetings.
3.2 The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League president shall have the power to call special meetings at his/her discretion or upon request from two member schools in good standing.
3.3 The president of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League coaches Association, the president of the Humboldt Del Norte Interscholastic Association, or their representatives shall be invited to attend all league meetings to act in an advisory capacity. (Note the Humboldt Del Norte Interscholastic Association was changed to the Humboldt Del Norte Inter-School Council in 1995)
3.4 Robert's Rules of Order shall prevail unless otherwise specified.
4.1 The officers of this league shall be a president and a vice-president. The officers shall serve for two years and shall be elected at the last regular meeting of the school year. Terms of office shall begin at the close of the meeting at which they are elected.
4.2 The executive committee of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic league shall be comprised of the league president, vice president and the commissioner. The president and vice president or their proxy will serve as representatives to the North Coast Section Board of Managers.
4.3 Duties of the officers:
A. The president shall preside at all meetings.
B. The president shall appoint members to all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League and North Coast Section committees.
C. The vice president shall perform the duties of the president in the president's absence or in his inability to act.
D. The Commissioner shall keep the records of the proceedings of the league and shall keep an account of all business that he/she has transacted with communications. These records shall be open at all times to any member school.
E. The commissioner shall provide four copies of the minutes of each Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. meeting to the members schools and a Copy to the president of the HDN Coaches Association and the president of the HDNISC.
F. The commissioner is authorized to interpret and enforce the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, North Coast Section and California Interscholastic Federation rules. He/she is authorized to seek assistance from the NCS commissioner when he/she feels that such action is necessary for proper interpretation and enforcement. If one or more member schools are dissatisfied with an interpretation made by the commissioner, said schools may request a league meeting.
G. The commissioner may act for the league in approving eligibility interpretations and application for sanctioned meets and tournaments that have been sanctioned in previous years by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League. First time requests to participate in sanctioned events will be brought to the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League for approval.
5.1 The president shall have the power to appoint any and all committees that he/she may deem necessary.
5.2 All committee action must be ratified by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League before becoming official.
5.3 A Policy committee comprised of three members shall be appointed yearly by the president. The president of the HDN Coaches' Association or his/her representative shall be invited to attend all meetings of the Policy Committee to act in an advisory capacity.
5.4 One Athletic Director from each member school shall comprise the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League Scheduling Committee. This Scheduling Committee will be responsible for constructing league schedules.
HUMBOLDT DEL NORTE ATHLETIC LEAGUE
GENERAL POLICIES AND BY-LAWS
1.00 Policy Changes
Any changes in the regulations found in the policy book, now known as the Constitution and By-Laws of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C I.F. shall not be initiated and passed upon at the same meeting. All proposals for change shall go to the Policy Committee for recommendation at the next regular or special meeting.
For admission to athletic contest in the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.l.F., only valid passes issued by the California Interscholastic Federation, the North Coast Section and passes issued by the Commissioner of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League shall be honored.
The following prices shall be charged by all schools in the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League for varsity football, varsity basketball, varsity volleyball, post season varsity basketball and the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League Wrestling Championships. For all other athletic events, each school may set its own admission prices... not to exceed $4.00.
Prices shall be reviewed annually.
Visiting students from member schools and
College students with student body cards.........$2.00
Visiting students without student body cards...$4.00
Children - 8th grade and under with parents.....$2.00
Each school shall establish the charge, if any, for its own students, senior citizens, alumni, student body card holders and unaccompanied children.
The following Individuals and groups shall be admitted free to all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League contests if these students are in uniform or accompanied by a faculty representative:
1. Bands: complete bands for football, pep bands for basketball
2. Song Leaders
3. Cheer Leaders
4. Drill Teams
Invitational tournament host schools will provide a tournament pass to the principal and athletic director of each participating school in addition to the packet issued to participants.
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. will recognize a championship in all approved varsity sports.
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. recognizes the values of well organized Frosh/Soph competition and actively encourages such competition. The failure to recognize Frosh/Soph Champions is not intended to downgrade the importance of this competition but rather to de-emphasize pressure.
See article 7 of the North Coast Section Sports Handbook.
1.04 Failure to Participate
A school entering a team in any sport shall complete its schedule in order to remain in good standing. If a school does not participate in a scheduled league contest, this contest shall be declared forfeited. The principal of the forfeiting school shall send a written report with the reasons for forfeiture to the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. president and commissioner. If the school forfeiting the contest is a visiting team, the league schedule for the following year shall show the school suffering the financial loss as the host team for all contests played between these two schools. This matter will then be placed on the agenda for the next Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. meeting for further action. Any further action taken must be approved by two-thirds of the voting members of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F.
2.00 Student Eligibility Rules
The North Coast Section By-Laws for student eligibility shall be strictly enforced by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F.
3.00 Team Rules
3.00 Recommended Teams and Related Policies
When possible, the existence and administration of athletic programs other than the following shall be at the discretion of the principal of each member school:
1. Student varsity football
2. Student varsity basketball
3. Student varsity baseball
4. Student varsity track and field
5. Student varsity soccer
6. Girls varsity volleyball
7. Girls varsity basketball
8. Girls varsity softball
9. Girls varsity track and field
10. Girls varsity soccer
3.01 Other League Approved Teams
1. Student soph/frosh football
2. Student fresh football
3. Student varsity cross country
4. Student soph/frosh cross country
5. Student tennis
6. Student soph/frosh basketball
7. Student varsity wrestling
8. Student tennis
9. Student soph/frosh baseball
10. Student soph/frosh track & field
11. Student frosh track & field
12. Student Golf
13. Student soccer
14. Girls soph/frosh volleyball
15. Girls varsity cross country
16. Girls soph/frosh cross country
17. Girls tennis
18. Girls soph/frosh basketball
19. Girls frosh basketball
20. Girls swimming
21. Girls soph/frosh track & field
22. Girl's frosh track & field
3.02 Play-off Games
There shall be no play-off games between the champions of the two conferences in the HDNL. All post-season play-offs will be conducted by the NCS-CIF. See NCS Sports Handbook for information relative to post-season play-offs.
a) Post Season Play-Off
League/conference champions and runner-ups (certain sports) will be declared as designated teams for NCS Post Season competition.
3.03 Changing Scheduled Dates & Postponement Policy
All league games shall be played on the date and time scheduled except as provided by the league's postponement policy. Postponements may occur due to natural causes (wind, weather, etc) Special emergency exceptions may be made through the commissioner's office. If the commissioner is not available, exceptions will be handled by the league president and the principals of the schools involved. Any other changes must be made at a Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. meeting.
All postponed athletic contests shall be played by mutual agreement of the schools involved. If this agreement is not reached in five school days after the scheduled date of the contest, the date of the contest shall be established by a committee composed of the league president, vice-president, and commissioner or designee.
3.04 Season of sport
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. defers to NCS Sports Handbook- 100H.
In any protest, the principal shall file a written report with the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. president, commissioner and the principal of the other school or schools involved.
3.06 Appeals and Eligibility Protests
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. president shall refer eligibility appeals to the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Appeals and Eligibility Committee. This committee shall be appointed as needed by the president of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. and shall consist of principals of member schools. A quorum of three members may conduct business. Committee members from the members school filing the appeal shall be ineligible to sit on the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. hearing panel. A report on the disposition and/or ruling on the matter will be presented at the next regular Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. meeting and forwarded to the North Coast Section office.
3.07 Fees and Entrants
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. commissioner shall forward all entries and necessary entry fees to the site director of the North Coast Section games, meets or tournaments. Individual schools shall be billed as required.
Schedules for all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. sports shall be submitted by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. commissioner at the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Scheduling meeting and will be distributed to members schools following approval by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Scheduling Committee will be composed of all athletic directors and the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F.. Commissioner. Whenever possible, the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Scheduling Committee will avoid scheduling games on school holidays.
Bulletins from Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. schools containing conditions for athletic events hosted by Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. member schools shall be signed by the school's athletic director.
3.10 Age Limitation
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F.. defers to North Coast Section By-law 2030.
3.11 Contest safety
It is the responsibility of each Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. school to assure that to the very best of their ability, all contests will be played in an atmosphere of safety; free from violence, intimidation or threats; where the participants, public, staff and officials may enjoy the true purpose of the athletic contest.
To this end Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. school officials and ultimately the school principal must assess each contest's volatility and take the following actions in anticipation of potential disruptions.
a) Alert the other school.
b) Increase the number of certified staff in attendance, make them visible.
c) Add police and security officers.
d) Change the time of the event (evening to afternoon).
e) Close the event to the public.
f) Move the event to a neutral site.
g) Declare a forfeiture and not play the game.
4.0 Football Teams
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. football teams shall be designated varsity and Soph/Frosh.
4.01 Starting Dates
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to North Coast Section By-law 100H. (Sports & General Rulings Handbook)
Refer to NCS Sports Handbook.
4.03 Spring Practice
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to North Coast Section By-law 17.105H.
The visiting school may provide a timer to sit with the home timer if no field clock is available. The referee will notify the visiting coach of this option if such a situation develops.
4.05 Timing for Soph/Frosh Games
All Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Soph/Frosh games shall consist of four 10 minute quarters.
4.06 Regulation Football
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to National Federation Rule Book.
4.07 Tie Breaking
Varsity football contests hosted by Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. members schools will utilize the tie breaking procedure identified in the National Federation Football Rulebook.
4.08 Tie Breaking Procedure for Post-Season competition
The following tie breaking system is designed to determine Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. representatives to the North Coast Section Championships:
1) Comparative records against each other (not total score).
2) The school which last represented the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. is eliminated.
3) If none of the above apply, the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. commissioner will decide the representative by vote or flip.
5.00 Student Basketball
5.01 Team Titles
Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. shall be designated as varsity and soph/frosh.
5.02 Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Championships
Only those games against Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. opponents will count toward the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. championship in each of the two leagues.
5.03 Starting Times
No basketball games involving Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. teams are permitted prior to December 1, unless December 1 falls on a Friday or Saturday in which case, games may be scheduled on the Thursday preceding December 1. This means that if December 1 falls on Saturday, games may be scheduled on Thursday, November 30. This rule prohibits games between Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. schools and any other schools or alumni team, but does not intend to eliminate casual non-advertised scrimmages with a group of outsiders during the high school regular practice period. August 22, 1978 (revised 5/1/81)
5.04 Official Basketball
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to the National Federation Rulebook.
5.05 Practice Date
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic: League, C.I.F.. refers to the North Coast Section sports Handbook.
5.06 Scorer and Timer
The host school shall provide competent scorers and timekeepers for all basketball contests.
5.07 Visiting School Scorers and Timers
It is recommended that the visiting school provide a scorer and timer to sit with the official scorer and timer during basketball contests.
5.08 Starting Times
Starting times for all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. basketball contests appear on the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. approved schedule.
5.09 Tie Breaker
Ties will be broken utilizing the format established in the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. post season play-off By-laws, (see Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. By-laws 6.08,6.09)
5.10 Number of Games
All student and girls basketball teams shall be limited to 26 games per season.
The Official Baseball Rules of the National Interscholastic Federation shall govern Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. competition. Coaches and officials shall agree on the ground rules.
All Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. games shall be of seven innings. All Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. games will end after five (5) innings when a team is ten (10) or more behind and has completed its turn at bat.
6.03 Game starting Times
Starting times for all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F. baseball contests appear on the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. approved schedule.
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to the North Coast Section Sports Handbook.
6.05 Regulation Baseball
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to the National Federation Baseball Rulebook.
6.06 Regulation Game
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to the National Federation Baseball Rulebook.
6.07 Tie Games and suspended Games
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. refers to the National Federation Baseball Rulebook.
6.08 Tie Breaking for Two Teams
The following tie breaker system will determine the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. representative to the North Coast Section Post Season Play-offs.
1. If time permits and records are identical; there will be a one game play-off. A coin flip shall determine the home team.
2. Head-to-head competition against one another in Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. competition shall be the second criteria to break the tie. A clear margin of Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. victories shall determine the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F..representative to the North Coast Section Post Season Play-offs.
6.09 Tie Breaking If Three Teams Are Tied
When three teams are tied, the following tie-breaker system will determine the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. representative to the North Coast Section Post Season Play-offs:
1. A coin flip will determine the bye team.
2. The winner of the first round contest will be the home team in a one game play-off against the bye team.
3. If time does not permit such a tie breaker, the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. commissioner will flip coin to determine the representative.
7.00 Track and field
7.0 1 Limitations
During any Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League C.I.F., meetings a participant may compete in only one division.
Events shall be those adopted by the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F.. for varsity track and field.
7.03 Order of Aunties
The order of events for Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. track and field meets will follow the North Coast Section Sports Handbook.
Track coaches shall meet previous to the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Conference Meets to seed, determine lanes and to list entries for this meet. Such information shall be forwarded to the schools hosting the meets.
In all Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. meets, each school may enter an unlimited number of participants in each event.
7.06 Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Finals Meet
The Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. final meet shall be held during the week prior to the North Coast Section Classification Track and Field Meet.
7.07 Meet Director
The principal or designee of the school hosting a Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Conference Meet shall be the meet director of that meet.
7.08 Meet Director
The meet director shall have the following responsibilities:
1. General supervision of the meet.
2. Providing grounds and equipment.
3. Determine the time schedule for the meet.
4. With the help of the referee and clerk, arrange preliminary and semi-final heats.
5. Appoint a head finish judge, a head inspector and head timer.
6. Personally, approve all expenditures before any debts are contracted.
7. Submit a financial report of all receipts and expenditures to the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. commissioner.
8. Assign field events to participating schools.
Failure to meet this responsibility will result in the refusal of the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. to pay such bills.
7.10 Classification Meet
Entries from the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Conference Meets will be forwarded to the North Coast Section Classification Meet Director By the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. Commissioner or designee immediately following the final meet and must include the first name of each competitor. It shall be the responsibility of each coach to see that names are correctly entered in the Humboldt Del Norte Athletic League, C.I.F. conference meets.
7.11 Classification/Qualification Meet
a) In order to qualify for competition in the classification meet, qualification must be by event in the classification league meet. The only exceptions to this will be through application of the Section "Hardship" rule.
b) Each coach shall verify the entries from his/her school that are eligible to participate in the classification meet. This verification shall be made immediately following the final league meet.
a) The National Federation Interscholastic Track & Field rules will govern all Humboldt Del Norte C.I.F. Conference competition unless otherwise specified.
b) All qualification meets and Big Five and Little Five meets shall be conducted in accordance with the North Coast Section procedures except that classes may be Frosh/Soph. and varsity. The order of events shall be the same as the North Coast Section.
Scoring the league meets shall be six-four-three-two-one. In case of a tie in any events, points to be awarded shall be divided evenly.
Seeded competitors for the finals shall be awarded the middle lanes for the flat races, and from the pole in the lap events.
7.15 Track Meets
The Girls' County, Boys' County, Big Five and Little Five track meets shall be considered the league meets. All other meets shall include all events scheduled in the Humboldt Del Norte final track meet. Events for practice meets and invitational shall be determined by the schools involved.
7.16 League Records
A track performance will be recognized as a league record if established in any league meet provided that (a) a minimum of three official timers and the meet director verify the time; (b) a record in the field is checked by the meet director or his official representative.
All matches shall be governed by the USGA rules of golf except as modified by the local rules at the golf course being played and the following Humboldt-Del Norte Golf rules.
a) If a ball is plugged and lost in your fairway and all players in the group agree that it was lost
in your fairway, a ball may be dropped as near as possible to the spot where the ball plugged with no penalty. A ball plugged and lost in the rough or another fairway other that the hole being played is a lost ball.
b) Players are not responsible for the addition of their scorecards, but they are responsible for the correct scores on a hole by hole basis. If a player signs for a score lower than he or she actually had on a hole the following penalties will apply:
1. First infraction - 2 stroke penalty.
2. Second infraction - disqualification for that particular tournament.
8.02 Green Fees
Each school shall be responsible for the green fees, if applicable, for its team.
Each golf course used as the home course of a participating school will be played once with all schools playing the same golf course on the same day. If two or more schools use the same golf course, it will be played only once.
Five golfers per school will constitute a team for team score. Each school will be allowed to play seven (7) golfers.
8.05 Scoring the Matches
The total combined scores of the five (5} lowest golfers for each team at a match will constitute the team total.
White stars will be awarded to the seven golfers with the lowest accumulative stroke total for the matches played in the season.
The golf championship of the Humboldt-Del Norte League will be awarded to the school whose team accumulated the least total strokes in all scheduled matches.
8.07 Triple Bogeys
In an effort to speed up play, no player will score more than triple bogey on any hole. After a player has stroked a double bogeys he or she picks up his or her ball and records a triple bogey for that hole on his or her skyward.
8.08 Record Keeping
Each year the golf coaches will select one of their members to serve as recorder for the season. He or she will keep records for each match, cumulative seasonal totals and will distribute to each school match results and cumulative results after each match.
8.09 Misconduct by a Player
Misconduct by a player is considered swearing, shouting or throwing of clubs. The first violation by a player in a season will result in a warning. The second violation by a player in a season will result in a two-stroke penalty. The third violation by a player will result in suspension from the HDN-CIF Golf League for the remainder of the year. Damage to any of the golf courses being played in a match may result in immediate suspension.
The rules of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association shall govern the League.
Each participating school will have a boys' team and a girls' team or student team. Each team will consist of six singles players and three doubles teams. Each participant is allowed to play both singles and doubles but is not required to do so..
9.03 Team Match
The team winning five of the nine matches (six singles and three doubles) will be the winner.
Competition to be the best of three sets for singles on weekdays and at HDN tournaments.
Competition to be pro sets for doubles only on weekday (Monday through Friday) matches and best of three sets for doubles on Saturdays and at HDN tournaments.
The home team shall furnish new balls for each match. Each team will furnish its own new balls at the County tournaments.
9.06 Team Championships
There will be two championships awarded one for boys and one for girls in each conference. The teams with the best win and loss records will be champions.
9.07 League Tournament
The league tournament will determine individual champions for both bob and girls and the HDN representative to the section championship.
a) The county tournament for both boys and girls shall consist of two events, Singles and doubles. Singles and doubles shall be played on separate weekends with singles first. All players except the #l singles winner may play in both events. (The singles winner qualified to NCS). The #l doubles winner will also qualify for play in the NCS tournament.
b) The tournament shall consist of six (6) brackets one for each of the six singles positions during the season. Any player who plays 50% of the league matches at a particular singles position during the season must play at that position during the League Singles Tournament. (Example: a player who plays #1 all season must play #1 in the tournament Players may play up the ladder but not down (Example: #5 during the season could play #2, but #2 during the season could not play #5. All of the #l's compete against each other in a bracket; all of the #2's Compete against each other in a bracket; etc. through #6. The winner of the # 1 singles bracket qualifies for the NCS tournament, wins the white star, and cannot compete in the doubles tournament.
c) The tournament shall consist of three (3) brackets ---#1, #2, and #3 doubles. The #l and #2 brackets are open events. Any member of a team may play with any other member in these events regardless of the singles or doubles position during the regular season or during the county singles tournament. The #3 doubles bracket will be restricted to the #5 singles player and lower. In this event, as in singles, play up the ladder, but not down. The winners of the #l doubles bracket win the white stars and qualify for the NCS tournament.
9.08 County Tournament & League Play
Refer to NCS Handbook - A tie-breaker rule consisting of the 12-point system will be used.
10.00 Cross Country
The National High School Track & Field and Cross Country rules shall apply to all league meets.
10.02 Finishing Chute
A finishing chute for the final meet will be standard equipment
10.03 Final Meet
a) A school may enter less than full team (5) in the final meet, but will not be eligible for a team championship.
b) The finishing position of any individual, who is not a member of a full team, will be disregarded when team points are being tabulated. In other words, when figuring team points, only members of full teams will be considered as finishers.
All runners who start and finish the race will go through the chute and receive a designated finishing position. Should there be cause to disqualify a runner who has participated, he/she will be disqualified after his/her place finish has been determined. All runners finishing behind him/her will then be moved up one place.
10.05 Meet Director
The Meet Director of the final meet will be named by the HDNCIF Commissioner
The National High School Federated Wrestling Rules shall govern all league matches.
11.02 Starting Dates
Refer to NCS Winter Season of Sport.
The opening date of the wrestling schedule shall coincide with that of the basketball schedule.
All member schools shall conduct official weigh-ins in accordance with NCS By-laws. The weigh-ins shall be supervised by the school administration (principal, assistant principal or athletic director). No wrestling coach may weigh in his own athletes.
1 1.05 Weight
The fractional part of a pound shall be recorded. If such a fraction of a pound places a participant over a weight limits he must wrestle in the next higher classification.
1 1.06 Headgear
Each HDNCIF wrestler shall wear a headgear during all inter-school matches. It is strongly recommended that headgear be worn at all practices.
1 1.07 County Tournament
No more than one wrestler from each school per weight class will be allowed to participate in the final county tournament.
An 8-man bracket will be used for the final HDNCIF tournament.
1 l.08 Championship
The Championship shall be awarded to the team, which wins the most points during the season.
1. Two (2) points will be awarded the winner of each dual match.
2. One (1) point will be awarded a team for each dual match that ends in a tie.
3. Each team will enter the league tournament with the accumulated points earned in dual matches.
4. The team that finishes the tournament with the most points including dual match points, will be the league champion. Team points will be awarded as provided in the official wrestling rules book.
11.09 Tournament Director
The Tournament Director will be named by the HDNCIF Commissioner.
12.00 Girls' Volleyball
12.01 Team Titles
The girls' volleyball teams shall be designated varsity and frosh/soph.
Refer to the NCS Fall Season of Sport.
1. The Official Volleyball Rules of the National Interscholastic Federation shall govern competition.
a) Coaches and officials agree on the ground rules before the first match.
b) The official varsity match shall consist of five games. Each game shall consist of regulation 15 points.
c) The Frosh/Soph match shall consist of two out of three games.
d} Each game shall consist of a regulation 15 points.
2. The varsity match will start no earlier than 7:00 PM or 20 minutes following the conclusion of the Frosh/Soph match.
13.00 Girl's Softball
The Official Softball Rules of the National interscholastic Federation shall govern all league competition. Coaches and officials may agree on ground rules. A game will end after five (5) innings when a team is ten (10) or more runs behind and has completed its turn at bat. May 9, 1980
In the Big Four and Little Six leagues, all games shall be seven innings. All games count toward league standings.
1 3.03 Game Starting Times
Softball games shall start no later than 1:00 PM on Saturday afternoon unless the schools involved mutually agree to another starting time another starting time. Games shall start no later than 4:00 PM on weekdays. All league games shall be played as scheduled except when postponed because of weather conditions. (Refer to postponement policy.) There shall be a maximum of 30 minutes between games of a double header.
13.04 Official Ball
The official softball shall be a top quality leather 12 inch ball such as Wilson Jet A9010 or the Dudley SB12LND.
13.05 Suspended Game
a) If darkness, rain or other causes interfere with play so that the umpire calls a game which is not a regulation game, or is a regulation game with a tie score, it shall be declared a "suspended game".
b) The schools involved may reschedule such a game, and if the league championship is affected, it must be rescheduled.
c) If a tie or suspended game is replayed, the following provisions will prevail:
1. It shall be replayed in its entirety using the same lineup.
2. Injury, ineligibility, etc. may make it impossible for a team to use the same lineup.
The intent of the rule is to insure the same lineup insofar as possible.
1 4.00 All Star Games
Refer to NCS By-Laws
15.00 Policies Governing C.I.F. officials
15.01 Commissioner or His Designee or Director
The league shall appoint a sports commissioner or assignor for each sport. His/her duties are to:
a) Secure written publications on forthcoming seasonal activity.
b) Arrange for and supervise 8 pre-season officials clinic with coaches invited. Frequent meetings will be held with the officials.
c) Conduct examinations of officials.
d) Supervise instructional portion of meetings:
1. Assign reports
2. Discuss and present new rules and regulations
3. Present current materials on seasonal sports to the officials association
e) Assign officials to games, maintain records and submit statement for fees to the member schools.
f) Observe officials during game situations.
g) Report overt or persistent behavior on a part of a school detrimental to the game to the league president who shall take appropriate action.
h) Report, in writing, to the HDNCIF at the close of each season and at other times as appropriate. The HDNCIF shall make an official response.
I) Attend all meetings of HDNCIF as necessary.
j) Act as liaison between HDNCIF and the officials association.
All approved officials shall be accepted by all schools as assigned by the Commissioner.
The principal of a member school shall notify the commissioner and president in writing, conduct or unsatisfactory officiating. After consultation, the president may take appropriate action.
A representative from the Officials' Association and also a representative from the Coaches' Association may be appointed to attend each others meetings, as necessary.
15.05 Rating System
A rating system for officials by the schools may be developed by the sports commissioner. This form will be approved by the league.
16.00 Sports Commissioners
16.01 Procedure for Selecting Sports commissioners
When an opening for commissioner of officials for any sport occurs, the following process shall be used:
a) The vacant position will be advertised and notice of the vacancy will be sent to all local officials.
b) Persons interested must apply in writing and include a summary of their experience and a rationale for wanting the position. Letters of reference may be included.
c) The applications will be screened and interviews will be conducted by the league president (or designees), the vice president (or designee}, and the commissioner.
d) The person selected will be temporarily appointed pending official appointment at the next regular meeting of the Board of Managers.
17.01 Evaluation of Commissioners of Officials
Each year the league president and the league commissioner will evaluate the commissioner for each sport. This evaluation will be based on items listed in 15.01. If the findings are such that the commissioner of officials is considered deficient or lacking in the discharge of certain aspects of the position, a meeting will be conducted by the league commissioner and there will be put in place an agreed upon plan for improvement. If improvement does not occur or if the sports commissioner's deficiencies are too extensive, the sports commissioner will be dismissed.
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