Timeline of Events

List of 10 items.

  • July 20, 2020 (CIF State & CIF Southern Section)

    CIF announced an adjusted 2020-2021 calendar that put all sports in two seasons instead of the traditional three. For Crespi, the programs in the new “fall” season (from mid-December through the end of March) are Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, and Water Polo.  The new “spring” season (from the beginning of March through the end of June) are Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Wrestling.

    Please click here for the full statement from CIF State.

    Please click here for the full statement from CIF-SS.
  • August 3, 2020 (California Department of Public Health) & August 6 (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)

    Both the state and county departments of public health released guidelines to allow for conditioning and individual skill development in youth sports which include high school athletics. The Crespi Athletic Department used these guidelines to develop our “Return to Athletics” protocol that we used throughout the fall to conduct on-campus workouts and practices.
  • December 14, 2020 (California Department of Public Health)

    The state released guidelines for the return of youth sport team practices and competitions. Sports were categorized first by indoor or outdoor and then by riskiness: low-risk (social distancing and/or mask-wearing could be maintained at all times), medium-risk (social distancing and/or mask-wearing could be maintained most of the time), and high-risk (social distancing and/or mask-wearing could not be maintained). From there, the sports were placed in the color tier system that a county MUST be in to allow those sports to take place.

    For Crespi:
    1. Purple Tier – Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, and Track & Field
    2. Red Tier – Baseball
    3. Orange Tier – Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, and Water Polo
    4. Yellow Tier – Basketball and Wrestling
    Other important information included in that release:
    • Teams CANNOT travel out of state for competitions
    • Teams must play teams from their county or immediately adjacent counties that allow that sport to be played. This means that if Los Angeles County is in purple and Ventura County is in red, Crespi CANNOT go to Ventura County to play a baseball game. While it is allowed in Ventura County, baseball is still not allowed in Los Angeles County where Crespi is located.
    • Athletes are ONLY allowed to be a member of one team at a time. This means no multisport athletes at a high school AND student-athletes cannot be a part of a club team and a high school team simultaneously. They must choose one or the other.
  • December 16, 2020 (CIF State & CIF Southern Section)

    1. Following up on the state guidelines that the state released two days before, the CIF released guidelines for safe competitions for each CIF sport for if and when a county reaches the necessary tier.
    2. CIF State announced that they were moving the boys volleyball regional tournaments to the second season and encouraged individual sections to consider moving boys from the “fall” season to the “spring” season since they lost over half their spring 2020 season. Southern Section member school voted and agreed to move boys volleyball to the “spring” season.
  • January 19, 2020 (CIF Southern Section)

    CIF Southern Section announced the cancelation of the postseason for all “fall” season sports. What this did was give those sports an additional three to four weeks of time to schedule regular-season games. For example, originally the water polo regular season was scheduled to end on Saturday, February 20 with postseason tournaments going to Saturday, March 20. With the cancelation of the postseason, the Mission League has now adjusted the water polo schedule to end the week of March 14 in the hope to get the student-athletes as many games as possible (if LA County can get to the Orange Tier).
  • January 19, 2020 (CIF State)

    CIF State office released a statement that clarified that if a school violates state and county guidelines, such as Calvary Christian and Capistrano Christian who played a football game on Saturday, January 16, those schools are also violating CIF rules and could face a number of different penalties. CIF member schools MUST follow state and county guidelines.
  • January 20, 2020 (CIF State)

    CIF State office released a statement that clarified that student-athletes MAY NOT participate on more than one team at the same time. That goes for at their high school and their club. This reinforced the guidelines which the state had issued back on December 14.
  • January 22, 2020 (CIF State)

    CIF released again their guidelines for safe competitions for each CIF sport for when a county reaches the necessary tier.
  • January 25, 2020 (California Department of Public Health)

    The state lifted the “shelter at home” orders which moved almost all counties into the purple tier. The Mission League is waiting for the final approval from the county to begin Cross Country competitions and we hope to begin as early as the week of February 8.
  • January 28, 2021 (Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

    *Please CLICK HERE to read the January 28 statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles sent Catholic High School presidents and principals a message this morning providing guidance on high school athletics.  The Crespi coaching staff has been reminded that Crespi leadership, along with the other Carmelite schools across the country, were instructed by the Carmelite Order to follow the guidance of our state and local government agencies along with the guidance from our local archdiocese.  There is some strong language in this document when it comes to expectation of the archdiocese as it relates to student-athletes and coaches participating with clubs. Some of these statements have been highlighted below:
    • “It is important to be unequivocal in stating that the Archdiocese expects all Catholic schools and employees to abide by local public health orders, which carry the weight of law, and to abide by the CDPH Youth Sports Guidelines (from Dec.14). The legal, financial, and reputational risk posed by violating current health orders is real and should not be underestimated.”
    • “Adherence to these guidelines (CDPH Youth Sports Guidelines from Dec. 14) means that no Catholic school or employee should participate in athletic practices or competitions that are in direct violation of these guidelines.”
    • “A high school coach who is coaching a club team cannot come on campus to coach the high school team. We strongly recommend that schools require a quarantine period of 2 weeks any time a student-athlete or coach transitions from one sport or team to another.”
    • “It is imperative for your athletic directors, coaches, and student-athletes to abide by all current protocols and health orders, as this is the best way to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate and to get us closer to returning to competition.”