Media Credential Information

Please note the following:

  • All media outlets requesting credentials to MHSAA Tournaments must: 
    • 1. Be a Limited Liability Corporation or bonafide business registered to do business in the state of Michigan. 
    • 2. Carry its own liability insurance and will hold harmless the MHSAA, tournament venues and all associated parties for any damages, injuries or death occurring while covering an MHSAA tournament event. Proof of coverage must be furnished upon request.
  • 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. 
  • The MHSAA only issues credentials to audio/radio outlets which are originating full-game coverage of events.  This is due to space limitations.
  • Outlets which are only providing game updates in social media will not be issued credentials.

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.    Here are the current events and their application deadlines:

  • Ice Hockey Finals - Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 10, 4 p.m. - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • L.P. Boys Swimming & Diving Finals - Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 10, 4 p.m. - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Girls Basketball Finals - Application Deadline:  Wednesday, March 18, 4 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Finals - Application Deadline:  Wednesday, March 25, 4 p.m.

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, except during seasonal tournaments.  Media outlets needing individual Finals event passes can use the online form for respective sport.