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Prospective Spring 2015 Teams

  1. Academy of the Canyons High School
  2. Agoura Hills High School
  3. Alta Loma High School
  4. Beaumont High School
  5. Big Bear Composite
  6. Calabasas High School
  7. Channel Islands High School
  8. Clark Magnet High School
  9. Cornerstone High School
  10. Corona Composite
  11. Corona del Mar High School
  12. Crescenta Valley High School
  13. Damien High School
  14. Dana Hills High School
  15. Desert High School
  16. Diamond Bar High School
  17. Dos Pueblos High School
  18. Eastlake High School
  19. El Camino High School
  20. El Toro High School
  21. Escondido Charter High School
  22. Foothill High School
  23. Glendora High School
  24. Great Oak High School
  25. Hart High School
  26. Hemet High School
  27. Highland or Paraclete in Palmdale
  28. John Burroughs High School
  29. Julian Composite
  30. La Canada High School
  31. La Serna High School
  32. Laguna Beach High School
  33. Los Osos High School
  34. Mission Viejo High School
  35. Mission Vista High School
  36. Monrovia High School
  37. Moore Middle School
  38. Moorpark High School
  39. Murrieta Mesa High School
  40. Murrieta Valley High School
  41. Newbury Park High School
  42. Newport Harbor High School
  43. Pacific Beach Middle School
  44. Ramona High School
  45. Redlands Adventist Academy
  46. Redlands Composite
  47. Redlands East Valley High School
  48. Righetti High School
  49. Rim of the World High School
  50. Royal High School
  51. San Diego High School
  52. San Gabriel Valley Composite
  53. San Gorgonio Middle School
  54. San Jacinto High School
  55. San Juan Hills High School
  56. San Marino High School
  57. San Pasqual High School
  58. Santa Ynez Valley High School
  59. School for the Deaf
  60. Sequoyah Middle School
  61. Serrano High School
  62. St. Francis High School
  63. Sunny Hills High School
  64. Synergy Quantum Academy High School
  65. Tehachapi Composite
  66. Tehachapi High School
  67. Temecula Composite
  68. Temescal Canyon High School
  69. Trabuco Hills High School
  70. Tustin High School
  71. Valencia High School
  72. Victor Valley Composite
  73. Vista High School
  74. Warm Springs Middle School
  75. West Ranch High School
  76. Woodcrest Christian High School
  77. Yucaipa High School
START A CLUB/TEAM

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:

  1. Athletes find coaches
  2. Coaches form teams
  3. Teams become recognized by their schools
  4. Teams find additional volunteers

Below is some detailed information about teams. We encourage all athletes to recruit some fellow students and have some fun trying out the competition.


TEAM REGISTRATION

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.

Late registration fee of $50 applies on February 1, 2015. Teams will not be allowed to register after February 6, 2015. Riders from teams failing to meet the February 6, 2015 deadline are welcome and encouraged to register and compete as independent riders.

In order to register, the team’s Director or Head Coach should contact the league director.

The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the team has a licensed head coach.

Division I Teams:
With licensed Head Coach OR first year teams: Appx. $250
Without licensed Head Coach: Appx. $350

Division II Teams:
With licensed Head Coach OR first year teams: Appx. $150
Without licensed Head Coach: Appx. $250

Middle School Teams:
With licensed Head Coach OR first year teams: Appx. $100
Without licensed Head Coach: Appx. $150

If you have questions about team registration, please contact Matt Gunnell (matt@socaldirt.org).


High School Divisions

SoCal League teams are divided into Division I and Division II teams. Single school teams of 12 or more riders are Division 1 teams (a rider in this context is a team member planning on doing at least one race during the season). Teams of 11 or fewer riders and composite teams are Division 2 teams. Single school teams of between 10-15 riders may petition to race in their non-statutory division.

While Division I and Division II teams do race separately in many fields, they are treated equally by the League in all aspects. The separation is only intended to provide a fair race environment for team scoring.


Team Scoring

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 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:

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For Division II, 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:

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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 League Series. While they will not be eligible for the Team Overall title, they are eligible for the Indiviual Race and Overall titles. Independent racers need not register a team, and should only register for the series, being sure to denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply. Please contact League Director Matt Gunnell at matt@socaldirt.org if you want to register as an independent rider.

Composite Teams may form that are comprised of full-time students from more than one high-school 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 studens from a given geographic region.

Composite Team Limitations: Because Composite Teams are intended to be temporary solutions towards building Single School-Based Teams or County-Based Home-School Teams, riders may only score for Composite Teams for a maximum of 2 years. In addition, if a Composite Team has 5 or more students from the same school, those 5 or more students will be scored separately from the rest of that Composite Team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved. Finally, composite teams with 12 or more members will be broken into multiple scoring units which will each compete as separate D2 teams. See the NICA Rule Book for more details.

           
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