Eagles News · Athletic Update November 17, 2020

Although we continue to find ourselves in challenging times, we will NOT waiver from our Mission and Vision!

Mission: To train Men and Women of Integrity in the Lord

Vision: To win CIF Championships with the utmost character

On November 16, the CIF-SS made an announcement in response to Governor Newsom’s press conference. Thom Simmons, the Assistant Commissioner of the CIF Southern Section stated, “…in today’s COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) disclosed that the release of updated youth sports guidance has been postponed. Therefore, the current guidance remains in effect, and CIF competitions are not allowed until new guidance is provided. Thank you!”

Southlands Christian Athletics will continue our in-person cohort group workouts. We are committed to staying the course. We are committed to taking the same safety precautions that we have been taking. We are committed to continuing a positive environment that gives our student-athletes the much needed social and physical interaction. We are committed to staying #Southlandsstrong.

Some changes for the 2020-21 athletic season: As we continue to trust our Creator through these times, we had to make some tough decisions. In addition to Administrative staff changes, we were forced to suspend some sports for the 2020-21 season due to the impact of the pandemic. We fully anticipate bringing these sports back once things return to “normal”. The sports that we had to suspend this year are boys/girls cross country and boys/girls soccer. We also made the move from 11-man football to 8-man football. Some of you may be asking yourself, “What is 8-man football?” Well, I’m glad you asked! 8-man football is an exciting, fast-paced, high scoring football game. It is still tackle football…it is still played on a football field…it is still played with referees…it still has similar rules (minus the number of players on a field)…it still offers great opportunities for our players to advance to the next level! There are several players that have played or are currently playing in the NFL that played 8-man football in high school! We are excited to compete this year and look forward to watching our players excel! #Buyin