24. Soccer

ARTICLE 24

2400. OFFICIAL NATIONAL FEDERATION AUTHENTICATION MARK

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)

2401. REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Boys and girls regional soccer championships will be held following the completion of Section playoffs. The SoCal Regional Seeding Committee will determine the divisional placement of the Section entries for the SoCal Regional Soccer Championships.

(Approved Federated Council February 2007/Revised Federated Council May 2014/Revised Federated Council April 2016)

SOCCER

CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Div. I -V March 7, 9 & 11, 2017

March 7-9 at Home Sites

March 11 at T.B.D.

I. FORMAT

The format is an eight (8)-team single-elimination tournament in each of five (5) divisions (DI-DV for both boys and girls. Entries into the tournament will include the champions of the four Sections representing Southern California, as well as at-large selections to fill the open brackets in each of the five (5) divisions, for a total of 40 entries for each gender.

II. AUTOMATIC ENTRIES-SEEDING PROCEDURES

A. In each division the Southern Section will receive four (4) automatic entries and the Central, San Diego, and Los Angeles Sections will each receive one automatic entry. The remaining at-large berth shall be open to teams from the Central, San Diego, and Los Angeles Sections only.Seeding for the Southern California Regional Championships will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL

SECTION AUTOMATIC ENTRIES PER DIVISION

Central

1

Los Angeles

1

San Diego

1

Southern

4

At-Large (from CS, LA, or SD only)

1

Total

8

B. SECTION LIMITATIONS

Sections with less than eight (8) schools in a division shall be limited to one (1) entry in that division. This applies to both team and individual sports.

III. CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR PLACEMENT IN SOCAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Division I As determined by Section

Division II As determined by Section

Division III As determined by Section

Division IV As determined by Section

Division V As determined by Section

(Approved February 2007 Federated Council/Revised May 2014 Federated Council)

*Pending the outcome of the vote at the October 2015 Federated Council Meeting on the proposed “Two-Year Pilot Program – So. California Tournament Entries” the Bylaw above could change. Please view the most current CIF Bylaws via the www.cifstate.org website.

IV. QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams/Individuals must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional Championships.

NOTE: Complete details on the 2016 CIF Southern Regional Soccer Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.