San Diego Unified Recognizes
Five New CIF Girls Sports
It’s a big win for female athletes! Opportunities for girls are being expanded in San Diego Unified schools.
With a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Board officially recognized five sports as California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports. Along with the CIF designation, the Board committed $500,000 towards growing the programs, which includes hiring and paying coaches, buying uniforms and equipment, and other related expenses.
The five new CIF sports are:
- Girls beach volleyball
- Competitive and stunt cheerleading
- Girls cross country
- Girls flag football
- Girls wrestling
Girls flag football will be the newest sport in the district, while competitive and stunt cheerleading will go from a club sport to a CIF-designated sport. Along with those two, girls beach volleyball, girls cross country, and girls wrestling are all being elevated to CIF status.
The CIF designation provides the opportunity for an increased level of competition, while the added funding will lessen the financial burden on these sports which heavily rely on fundraising for their existence.