CIF Softball Umpires Vision
Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience. CIF Softball Umpires is online to help you find the resources you need to be a successful official! California is the ‘hotbed’ of Girls Fastpitch that provides many of the student-athletes that feed into top D1 programs around the country every year. To help them achieve that goal, it is imperative that the games they play as youth athletes are arbitrated to give them a goal of ‘Pursuing Victory with Honor’. To obtain this, we help to strengthen the integrity of students and adults across the state by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty and quality academics. These priorities advance the highest principles of character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
‘CIF’s Mission Statement
CIF governs interscholastic athletics, promoting equity, quality, character and academic development.
- Equity – Equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, and ethnicity within all aspects of the athletic program for students, personnel, schools and governance.
- Quality – Training, education and commitment of coaches, officials, administrators and parents to improve the quality of athletic programs.
- Character – Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
- Academic Development – Commitment to encourage academic growth is a high priority.