CIF commissioners start push to start out flag soccer for women

Pleasure is rising among the many 10 California Interscholastic Federation part commissioners about the potential for beginning a brand new sanctioned sport for women — highschool flag soccer.

The proposal was initiated by the Southern Part and can have a primary learn at its council assembly Sept. 29, adopted by a primary vote Jan. 31 that will ship it on to the State Federated Council for a learn and get different sections to endorse for a potential begin within the fall of 2023.

It was mentioned at a gathering of part commissioners final week in Sacramento.

Metropolis Part commissioner Vicky Lagos, who performed soccer and ran observe at Mission Hills Bishop Alemany, is a 100% supporter of flag soccer for women.

“I was born too soon,” she stated. “I could have been good at it.”

Additionally mentioned among the many commissioners is an initiative associated to sportsmanship. The CIF might be passing onto colleges a whole “sportsmanship kit” with steerage on find out how to successfully deal with officers, followers, gamers and coaches.

“It’s going to be an incredible tool for the schools,” Lagos stated.

As for addressing identify, picture and likeness compensation for highschool athletes, the commissioners reviewed the present CIF guidelines in a question-and-answer format. Sections have been alerting colleges to take away images of gamers carrying or showing in images with their uniforms selling merchandise. Lagos stated Narbonne and Dorsey had been every advised to have gamers take away wrist bracelets that promoted a corporation.

“This is a learning curve for all of us,” she stated.