School Credentials: Each school may designate one student as a school reporter, one student as a school photographer or videographer for each of these events, but deadlines must be met. In some instances, the school credential will be included in the playoff packets that are distributed. Deadlines must be met for applying for event credentials online and school principals must send confirmation by email by deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org the person is representing the school.
Permanent Year-Long Credentials: Those receiving year-long permanent media credentials from the AHSAA will be permitted to cover any AHSAA post-season event with the ID. For state championship events, prior requests must be made on-line to reserve a spot in the press or photo area. Deadline for requesting is June 20. A photo is required for this credential (no hats or sunglasses). ONLY FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES OF APPROVED MEDIA AFFILIATES OR REGULAR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT CREDENTIALS. The bearer must be covering an event. The permanent credential, good for 2017-18 only, is not transferable.
Media credentials must be requested on line through the AHSAA media credential request form below for the following state championship events (note deadlines).
2017 FALL SPORTS
Aug. 22: AHSAA Annual Media Day, (9-11 a.m.); Champions Challenge Press Conference (11 a.m.), at AHSAA Office (lunch included) – Please notify your plans to attend by Friday, Aug. 18.
Aug. 24-25: Champions Challenge Football Classic – deadline, Monday, Aug. 21, noon.
Oct. 26-28: Super Regional Volleyball Championships -- deadline, Monday, Oct. 23 (noon).
Nov. 1-2: State Volleyball Championships -- deadline, Monday, Oct. 30 (noon).
Nov. 10-Dec. 1: State Football Playoffs (first four rounds) -- deadline, Saturday, Nov. 4, (4 p.m.).
Nov. 11: State Cross Country Championships -- deadline, Monday, Nov. 6 (noon).
Dec. 1-2: State Swimming & Diving Championships -- deadline, Monday, Nov. 27 (noon).
Dec. 6-7-8: Super 7 State Football Championships (Tuscaloosa) -- deadline, Sunday, Dec. 3 (4 p.m.); Super 7 Radio Broadcast Permission Requests -- deadline, Sunday, Dec. 1 (4 p.m.).
Dec. 18: Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic -- (At University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (hosted by Mississippi Association of Coaches) – Contact email@example.com
2018 WINTER SPORTS/EVENTS
Jan. 25-26: State Bowling Championships, Birmingham -- deadline, Monday, Jan. 22 (noon).
Feb. 2-3: State Indoor Track Championships, Birmingham -- deadline, Monday, Jan. 29 (noon).
Feb. 9-10: Super Sectional Wrestling Championships, Montgomery, Birmingham -- deadline, Sunday, Feb. 4 (4 p.m.)
Feb. 15-17: State Wrestling Championships, Huntsville -- deadline, Monday, Feb. 12 (noon).
Feb. 14-22: Regional Basketball Tournaments (all sites) -- deadline, Monday, Feb. 12 (noon).
Feb. 26-March 3: State Basketball Tournament -- deadline, Friday, Feb. 23 (NOON).
Mar. 16: Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Classic, Jackson, MS (hosted by Mississippi Association of Coaches-- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar. 19: Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, Montgomery Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center -- deadline, Mar. 12 (noon).
2018 SPRING SPORTS/EVENTS
April 9: Bryant-Jordan Student Banquet, Birmingham – Contact Shelton Thompson, email@example.com.
April 23-24: State Girls, Boys Tennis Championships, Decatur, Mobile, Montgomery -- deadline, Friday, April 20 (noon).
May 3-5: State Outdoor Track Championships, Gulf Shores, Cullman -- deadline, Monday, April 30 (noon).
May 10-12: State Soccer Final Four Tourney at Huntsville -- deadline, Monday, May 7, (4 p.m.)
May 10-12: Regional Softball Tournaments (North, North Central, South Central and South sites) -- deadline, Monday, May 7, (noon).
May 14-15: State Girls, Boys Golf Championships, at The Shoals RTJ Course, Muscle Shoals -- deadline, Tuesday, May 8, (noon).
May 14-15: State Decathlon, Heptathlon Championships, TBA -- deadline, Friday, May 11 (noon).
May 15-19: State Baseball Championship Series at Montgomery -- deadline, Sunday, May 13 (4 p.m.).
May 18-19: State Softball Tournament at Montgomery -- deadline, Monday, May 14 (noon).
2018 SUMMER CONFERENCE/ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK
July 17-21: At Montgomery – Deadline is Friday, July 12 (noon).
Other Playoff Events: AHSAA Permanent Credentials or a company identification are required for media admission to the section cross country meets, regional and sub-state volleyball championships, regional and sub-state golf and tennis championships, baseball playoffs (prior to finals), area and sub-regional basketball and softball tournaments, and first two soccer state playoff rounds, state decathlon championships. All rules and regulations still apply, however.
Any special provisions must be requested by contacting Ron Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.