Following is the TENTATIVE & EVOLVING list of teams for the 2020 season! Bold italic are new teams.
D1 = Division 1 (12+ HS riders)
D2 = Division 2 (11- HS riders)
COMP = Composite Team
MS = Middle School Specific Team
Conference = North, Central, South
Individuals can compete in the SoCal League, but what’s even more fun is having a team to train and race with. Whether you are a student or coach, the League wants to do everything we can to help you form a team at your local high school. If you’d like to see a team form at your school, please send us an e-mail so we can help you out. The league can help in many ways, including help:
- Athletes find coaches
- Coaches form teams
- Teams become recognized by their schools
- Teams find additional volunteers
Click HERE for a BRIEF information PDF for the 2020 season.
Below is some detailed information about teams. We encourage all athletes to recruit some fellow students and have some fun trying out the competition.
All teams must register with the League. Doing so provides insurance coverage for all coaches and volunteers, as well as supporting League programs. Team registration will begin in early October.
Teams will not be allowed to register or change divisions after February 22, 2020.
In order to register a new team, the team’s Director or Head Coach should contact the league director.
The price for registering a team for the 2020 Season has been reduced to $0.
If you have questions about team registration, please contact Matt Gunnell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
High School Divisions
SoCal League teams are divided into Division I, Division II, and Composite teams. Single school teams of 12 or more high school racers are Division 1 teams (a high school racer in this context is a grade 9-12 high school student-athlete intending on participating in at least one race during the season). Single school teams of 11 or high school racers are Division 2 teams. Composite teams have 11 or fewer high school racers or may be broken into multiple teams. Single school teams of between 10-15 high school racers may petition to race in their non-statutory division.
Teams are awarded points after every League race which count toward the teams’ standings at that individual race and for the overall series. Both girls and boys points count toward that team’s overall score. However, teams need not have boys’ and girls’ points to score for a race. Due to the difference in team size between divisions, Division I teams and Division II and Composite teams are scored differently.
For Division I, the team’s score is the highest score possible based on 8 riders with at least two riders being of opposite sex. Following are the possible boy/girl combinations:
For Division II and Composite, the team’s score is the highest score possible based on 4 riders with at least one rider being of opposite sex. Following are the possible boy/girl combinations:
For more information about Team and Individual Scoring please refer to the NICA rules.
We do not keep track of middle school team scoring.
Individuals, Home School Teams and Composite Teams
Don’t have a team to race with? That’s ok! Students can compete as an independent racer in the SoCal League Series. While they will not be eligible for team scoring, they are eligible for the Indiviual Race and Series Overall titles. Independent racers should denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply. Please contact League Director Matt Gunnell at email@example.com if you want to register as an independent rider.
Composite Teams may form that are comprised of students from more than one high-school or home schooled students within the same district or other geographic proximity. Composite teams must first seek approval of their geographic scope. Contact your league director to discuss a composite team in your region.
Home-school riders are not allowed to join school-based teams, but they may join a composite team, form a regional home-school team, or simply race as an independent rider. Home-school teams are much like composite teams but are comprised of home-school students from a given geographic region. Home-school teams compete in Division I or II depending on number of riders.
Composite Team Limitations: Composite Teams are intended to be temporary solutions towards building Single School-Based Teams or County-Based Home-School Teams. If a Composite Team has 5 or more students from the same school, those 5 or more students may be scored separately from the rest of that Composite Team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved. Composite teams with 12 or more members will be broken into multiple scoring units which will each compete as separate teams. See the NICA Rule Book for more details.