Constitution and By - Laws

Part 1 - Purpose          

Part 2 - Constitution          

Part 3 - General By-Laws          

Part 4 - Sports By-Laws


Part 1 - Purpose


The Santa Clara Valley Athletic League recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for all students. Students who participate in interscholastic athletics, regardless of gender, therefore, supports all efforts to develop a league program that equalizes the opportunity for
boys and girls in the league.

It shall be the policy of the SCVAL that all teams organized at member schools shall comply with the organizational guidelines contained
in the By-laws of the CIF, CCS and SCVAL.

The Constitution of California Interscholastic Federation Cardinal Athletic Principles

To be of maximum effectiveness, the athletic program will:
1.  Be a well-coordinated part of the secondary school curriculum.
2.  Justify the use of the tax funds and school facilities because of the educational aims achieved.Be based on the spirit of amateurism.
3.  Be based on the spirit of amateurism.
4.  Be conducted by secondary school authorities.
5.  Provide opportunities for many students to participate in a wide variety of sports in every sport season.
6.  Foster training in conduct, game ethics, and sportsmanship for participants and spectators.
7.  Include a well-balanced program of intramural sports.
8.  Engender respect for local, state, and national rules and policies under which the school program is conducted.


Code of ethics

It is the duty of all concerned with high school athletics:

1. To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
2. To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
3. To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
4. To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
5. To establish a happy relationship between visitors and host.
6. To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
7. To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
8. To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by the players on a team.
9. To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well being of the individual players.
10. To remember that an athletic contest is only a game – not a matter of life and death for player, coach, school, officials, fans, community, state, or nation.