Track is allowed 14 contests and 2 scrimmages. The scrimmages must be played prior to the first interscholastic contest (league or non-league) of the season. Scrimmages must be on the schedule of every team involved in the tournament.
North Coast Section Sports and General Rulings Handbook
Schools participating in selected track meets which have established qualifying standards where only a limited number of skilled athletes from a given school may compete shall not be charged with participating in a meet for the purpose of determining the maximum number of meets allowable in a season. A committee of track coaches shall identify and forward a list of selected track meets in which a school may participate and not be charged. This list is to be presented to SAC at its December meeting. The following meets are currently exempted: Fresno Relays, Arcadia Meet, Mt. Sac. Relays, Stanford Invitational and Bella Vista/Sacramento Meet of Champions.
Varsity teams in non-contact sports (which excludes football, wrestling, and lacrosse) may participate in one game or scrimmage with its own alumni or faculty without the game or scrimmage counting against the maximum number of contests allowed. This alumni or faculty “game” does not count as a scrimmage or a contest. This must be played prior to the first interscholastic contest (league or non-league) of the season.
The number of contests charged to a team or individual will be determined by the actual amount of competitions for each participant (team) (e.g. player plays 9 to 18 holes or each member of team plays 9 to 18 holes. This activity, regardless of the number of other teams competing, would count as one contest.) Another example, a track one-day tri-meet would count as one meet. Definition of Results: The number of results will be determined by the number of competitions that are scored.The number of results may differ from the number of contests charged to each individual and/or team, when event scoring allows each school to compete once and then match its scores against other teams which have competed at the same time and location (e.g. golf, cross country, swimming, gymnastics and track & field. Example: Five golf teams could play the same nine or eighteen holes and then match scores to determine a number of dual match scores. Team vs. B, C, D and E. Team B vs. A, C, D and E, Team C vs. A, B, D, and E. Team D vs. A, B, C and E. Team E vs. A, B, C and D. The result would be one contests charged to each individual school (each team player played either 9 or 18 holes and the teams were composed of the regular number of competitors (e.g. 6) while each school would have 4 results (each of which could be a win, loss or tie).
Teams may add additional scrimmages beyond the maximum by reducing their maximum number of games by a corresponding number. For example, 24 games and 2 scrimmages are the maximum softball games. A school could have 22 games and 4 scrimmages, etc.
NOTE 9 Scrimmages must be played prior to the first interscholastic contest (league or non‐league) of the season. (CIF FED. COUNCIL 4/17)
110H Definition of a scrimmage/jamboree
When two or more teams from different schools participate in a joint activity related to a given sport, this activity shall constitute either a game or a scrimmage/jamboree and shall count against the maximum number of games or scrimmages allowed. NOTE: Scrimmages must be played prior to the first interscholastic contest (league or non-league) of the season.
An activity may only be defined as a scrimmage/Jamboree when items a) through g) are followed. Each scrimmage/Jamboree must be controlled by the participating school’s coaching staff. Examples include:unlimited time periods, free substitution, coach may stop play and make individual instruction to players. Time periods, as specified by the appropriate rulebook, shall not be used.
No regulation score will be kept.
A scrimmage/Jamboree must be listed on both (all, if more than two schools are participating) schools’ season schedule and identified, in writing, as a scrimmage.
Both coaches must concur in writing, that the activity is a scrimmage/Jamboree (identifying the activity as a scrimmage/Jamboree on the school’s schedules shall satisfy this requirement). Under no circumstances will an activity that is conducted as a game be defined as scrimmage/Jamboree.
If the scrimmage is played against a team that does not belong to the North Coast Section, the opposing school’s coach must be informed of the NCS definition of a scrimmage/Jamboree.
Game officials are optional.
Uniforms are optional.
Tennis scrimmage/Jamboree. Definition of a scrimmage for tennis: (1) no official score; (2) play does not have be continuous; (3) coaches may be on the court; (4) no publication or reporting of results’ and (5) no prescribed number of sets.
Schools are allowed to conduct multiple school scrimmages in one time period and count the scrimmage as one scrimmage. Example, four schools scrimmage in basketball. The four schools scrimmage each other following the definition of a scrimmage above. Each school benefits by scrimmaging three different opponents but counts the activity as one scrimmage.
No score/results are released to the media.
PENALTY FOR VIOLATION:
Activities between two schools, declared a scrimmage/Jamboree by one or both schools, but does not follow the definition of a scrimmage/Jamboree, will be declared a contest. Any school in violation of the
maximum number of contests rule, Bylaw 101H, will be subject to penalties listed under Bylaw 102H