Media Credential Information

All requests for credentials must be made by the Sports Editor, Sports Director, Photo Editor or Assignment Desk.  By submitting a credentials request, the requesting party agrees to all of the MHSAA Terms & Conditions for media credential usage. No credential requests are guaranteed. The MHSAA reserves the right to deny any request for any reason. The MHSAA does not issue credentials for freelance writers, freelance or commercial photographers, or recruiting services. For more information, refer to the MHSAA Multimedia Regulations

For Regular-Season Games

Media should always contact the host site, usually through the athletic director, in advance of attending regular-season games they wish to attend in a working capacity.  This common courtesy will better help the host AD plan for the event. 

MHSAA Credentialing Protocol - Pre Finals

Media should always contact site managers in advance for all District, Regional and Quarterfinal events, and for Semifinals and Finals in events not listed on this page - THE MHSAA OFFICE DOES NOT ISSUE THOSE CREDENTIALS.  

MHSAA Credentialing Protocol - Finals

The Credential Request Form link below will be made active as Finals events approach.   In general, you may not apply for Finals credentials until after the Regional round of play is completed for a sport.  

To go to the Finals Credential Application Page - Click Here.

MHSAA Tournament Media Passes

The MHSAA will issue annually, Tournament Media Passes to those established media outlets which cover high school sports on a daily basis. These passes have come to be generally honored at regular-season contests, even though host sites are under no obligation to do so. It is still good form to call a site to let them know you're coming in advance - even if your site has been issued a pass from the MHSAA.

Most passes are issued at the beginning of the school year, but the MHSAA will fill requests on a per request basis throughout the year to accommodate additions to an outlet's staff.

We are finished issuing Tournament Media Passes for the Fall season.  
All submissions received after 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 will be filled in December.

If your outlet already has been issued Tournament Media Passes for 2016-17 and you need additional passes - Click Here.

If your outlet is has not yet received Tournament Media Passes for 2016-17 or is applying for Tournament Media Passes for the very first timeClick Here.