CIF Los Angeles City Section

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CIF Los Angeles City Section
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Abbreviation CIF-LA
Formation 1935
Type NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 8401 Arleta Avenue
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Region served
Los Angeles
Official language
John Aguirre
Parent organization
California Interscholastic Federation

The CIF Los Angeles City Section (CIF-LA) is the governing body of high school athletics for public schools in the city of Los Angeles and some surrounding communities. All of these schools were once associated with the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is one of ten sections that constitute the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).


Official governance for high school sports in this area began in 1913, when the Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Council (SCIAC) was formed. Previous to that, some individual leagues dated back to the 1890s. The High School Athletic Association of Southern California was formed in 1904 to create a championship in the sport of track and field, precipitating the need for administering all sports. In 1914, the name was changed to the Southern Section also releasing the acronym SCIAC which was taken locally by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference the following year. In 1917, the CIF took over administering sports statewide and the Southern Section became a part of it. The Southern Section was a behemoth, the largest section covering the most populated southern half of the state. In 1935, the Los Angeles Unified School District split from the section, forming their own Los Angeles City Section. Private schools within the city limits remained in the Southern Section. Since the advent of charter schools in the Los Angeles area, several high schools are no longer under the direct governance of LAUSD, but remain with the historical leagues and the Los Angeles City Section.[1]


CIF-Los Angeles City Section sponsors the following sports:

Fall Season[edit]

  • High School Football
  • Cross Country (co-ed)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Water Polo (Boys)
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Field Hockey

Winter Season[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo (Girls)
  • Wrestling

Spring Season[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Golf (boys)
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving (Co-ed)
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Track & Field (Co-ed)
  • Volleyball (Boys)

Football leagues[edit]

The following is the 2015 league alignment for football.[2]












East Valley[edit]

Valley Mission[edit]

West Valley[edit]

8-man Football[edit]




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  2. ^ "LA City Section Fall Leagues 2015". CIF Los Angeles City Section. 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 

See also[edit]

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