CIF Sportsmanship Award

Sportsmanship can be defined as proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one's competitors. 

The SDCFOA Youth Fund, in partnership with the CIF and Commissioners Joe Heinz and Todd Cassen, will be sponsoring a Team Sportsmanship Award this year. 

Each week our crews will be asked to reflect on the sportsmanship exhibited by the teams before, during and after their games.  When a team demonstrates the highest level of sportsmanship, the crew will nominate that team for consideration.  

Your nominations will be emailed to Steve Coover. 

We will announce the award winner from each of the five (5) conferences in the first week of November.  One school from the Metro, Grossmont, Coastal/Pacific/8-man, City and North County will be awarded a trophy, banner for their gym, and $1,000 which will be presented at halftime of the CIF Open Division championship game. 

We believe this is a great way to reward the most important element of the great game of football! 

Thank you to all SDCFOA members, former/active NCAA and NFL officials for continuing to be so generous with our Youth Fund!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 CIF Sportsmanship Award 




Santa Fe Christian


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 CIF Sportsmanship Award 

El Camino

Borrego Springs 

Mira Mesa

Monte Vista