Monday marked an unprecedented day in regards to high school sports in Southern California.
The CIF office, the governing body of both public and private high school athletics in the state, recommended its member sections push back the start date of prep sports programs due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The CIF Southern Section and Los Angeles City Sections, the area that In The Paint co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland cover most often, released an updated sports calendar pushing the football start date for practice back to December and the first contest date to January 8. Football in those sections normally starts in mid-August.
The majority of our In The Paint listeners are of the basketball fan variety and they are going to have to wait quite some time to see some live high school hoops action. The first contest date allowed for Southern Section and City Section programs will by March 12, a time when most players, coaches and parents are in the middle of a playoff run or preparing for club and travel ball season.
On Episode 74 of our In The Paint podcast, Ron and Dev bring on three local high school basketball coaches to discuss how they are dealing with these changes within their program. David Rebibo of Harvard-Westlake, Ryan Meier of Mt. Miguel in San Diego and Reggie Morris, Jr. of Fairfax High in Los Angeles each spend about 15 minutes In The Paint with Ron and Dev. Click above to tune in to the latest show!