CIF, SECTION AND LEAGUE ORGANIZATION

California is divided into ten sections for the purpose of administering high school athletics; Northern Section, North Coast Section, San Francisco Section, Oakland Section, Central Section, Central Coast Section, Los Angeles Section, San Diego Section, Southern Section and the Sac-Joaquin Section.

The Sac-Joaquin Section was organized in March 1942 and started to function in September of 1942.  The Section represents nearly 200 high schools and junior high schools, having a total enrollment of over 225,000 students.  Two commissioners of officials control the assignment of officials for all athletic contests.  The Section is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation, which is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.

The Section's schools are organized into 28 athletic leagues in seven divisions, size and location being the main criteria for placement.  The 28 athletic leagues send representatives to the Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers.  The Board of Managers administers athletic competition on the Section level.

The Trans Valley League (TVL) is made up of seven high schools; Hughson, Hilmar, Escalon, Modesto Christian, Mountain House, Ripon, Ripon Christian (basketball) and Riverbank.  The TVL along with the Golden Empire League and the Mother Lode League make up Division V of the Sac-Joaquin Section.  Schools in the TVL compete in 16 sports; football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls golf, boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, girls track, boys track, coed tennis, boys golf and girls soccer.

Principals and athletic directors from each of the member schools make up the Governing Board of the Trans Valley League.  The purpose of this organization is to enable member schools to more efficiently adhere to the rules of eligibility, sportsmanship and competition and to enable the membership to have the satisfactory means for arranging schedules for competition.

Sean Rickey, principal of Riverbank High School will chair the TVL Governing Board for 2016-17 and 2017-18.  The Governing Board along with the TVL Commissioner, Bill Inderbitzen are scheduled to meet nine times during the school year to carry out the league's business.

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