Media Credential Information

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.  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.

By submitting a credentials request, the requesting party agrees to all of the MHSAA Terms & Conditions for media credential usage.

All requests must be made by the Sports Editor, Sports Director, Photo Editor or Assignment Desk.

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. The MHSAA will not honor walk-up requests for credentials at Finals venues. If your outlet already has an MHSAA Finals Pass for the 2013-14 school year, it is not necessary to apply for most events. The exceptions are Football, Individual Wrestling, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball, where all outlets must apply.

Confirmation notices are sent out after the application period for credentials closes with information about picking up passes and other notes.

For Finals Tournaments:

ALL MEDIA - Including those with MHSAA Finals Passes - Must apply for the following events
by the Deadlines listed below:

11-Player Football - Nov. 25 - 4 p.m. (4 p.m. Monday the week of the Finals)
Individual Wrestling - Feb. 24 - 4 p.m. (4 p.m. Monday the week of the Finals)
Girls Basketball - March 12 - 4 p.m. (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
Boys Basketball - March 19 - 4 p.m. (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)


For other Finals events, holders of MHSAA Finals Passes do not need to apply.  Simply present your pass at the door as long as you are in a working capacity.  For individuals needing event passes, the application deadlines are:

Lower Peninsula Cross Country (Oct. 31 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Thursday the week of the Finals)
Boys Soccer (Oct. 31 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Thursday the week of the Finals)
Girls Volleyball (Nov. 20 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
L.P. Girls Swimming & Diving (Nov. 20 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
8-Player Football (Nov. 20 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)

Team Dual Wrestling (Feb. 19 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
Girls Competitive Cheer (Feb. 26 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
L.P. Boys Swimming & Diving (March 5 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
Ice Hockey (March 6 – Noon) (Noon Thursday the week of the Finals)

Track & Field (May 28 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
Girls & Boys Lacrosse (June 5 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Thursday the week of the Finals)
Baseball-Softball (June 11 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Wednesday the week of the Finals)
Girls Soccer (June 12 – 4 p.m.) (4 p.m. Thursday the week of the Finals)

For events listed below, Media should present MHSAA Finals Pass or other appropriate form of media identification when requested at each site:

Golf
Tennis
Bowling
Gymnastics

 

Click on the event below for a Credential Application Form.  Links to forms will not be posted until after the Regional round of play has been completed. 

If an event is not one of the Big 4, and you already have a a 2013-14 MHSAA Tournament Media Pass for the staff member assigned to cover it, you do not need to fill out a form.

Be advised that confirmations never go out until after the application period is completed. 

If you have trouble with a form, e-mail John Johnson at the MHSAA Office - john@mhsaa.com.

  • Baseball-Softball (Deadline June 11 - 4 p.m.)
    CREDENTIALING IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
  • L.P. Girls Soccer (Deadline June 12 - 4 p.m.)
    CREDENTIALING IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
For all other events, apply directly through the host tournament manager or present other appropriate form of media identification when requested. Tournament site managers are under no obligation to allow access to any media party which has not made advance arrangements.