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 email@example.com 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).
2018 FALL SPORTS
Aug. 16: 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. 10.
Aug. 23-24: Champions Challenge Football Classic – deadline, Monday, Aug. 20, noon.
Oct. 25-27: Super Regional Volleyball Championships -- deadline, Monday, Oct. 22 (noon).
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: State Volleyball Championships -- deadline, Monday, Oct. 29 (noon).
Nov. 9-Nov. 30: State Football Playoffs (first four rounds) -- deadline, Saturday, Nov. 3, (4 p.m.).
Nov. 10: State Cross Country Championships -- deadline, Monday, Nov. 5 (noon).
Nov. 16-17: Sectional Swimming Championships -- deadline, Monday, Nov. 12 (noon).
Nov. 30-Dec. 1: State Swimming & Diving Championships -- deadline, Monday, Nov. 26 (noon).
Dec. 5-6-7: Super 7 State Football Championships (Tuscaloosa) -- deadline, Sunday, Dec. 2 (4 p.m.); Super 7 Radio Broadcast Permission Requests -- deadline, Sunday, Dec. 2 (4 p.m.).
Dec. 17: Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic -- (At Cramton Bowl) - deadline, Wednesday, Dec. 12 (noon).
2019 WINTER SPORTS/EVENTS
Jan. 17-18: Regional Bowling Tournaments (Mobile, Vestavia HIlls) -- deadline, Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Jan. 24-25: State Bowling Championships, Birmingham -- deadline, Monday, Jan. 21 (noon).
Feb. 1-2: State Indoor Track Championships, Birmingham -- deadline, Monday, Jan. 28 (noon).
Jan. 25: AHSAA Wrestling Duals Finals, Bill Harris Arena, Birmingham CrossPlex-- deadline, Monday, Jan. 21, noon)
Feb. 8-9: Super Sectional Wrestling Championships, Montgomery, Birmingham -- deadline, Sunday, Feb. 3 (4 p.m.)
Feb. 14-16: State Wrestling Championships, Huntsville -- deadline, Monday, Feb. 11 (noon).
Feb. 14-21: Regional Basketball Tournaments (all sites) -- deadline, Monday, Feb. 11 (noon).
Feb. 25-March 2: State Basketball Tournament -- deadline, Friday, Feb. 22 (noon).
Mar. 15: Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Classic, Acadome, Alabama State University -- deadline, Tuesday, March 12 (noon).
Mar. 18: Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, Montgomery Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center -- deadline, Tuesday, Mar. 5 (noon).
2019 SPRING SPORTS/EVENTS
April 8: Bryant-Jordan Student Banquet, Birmingham – Contact Shelton Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22-23 State Girls, Boys Tennis Championships, Decatur, Mobile, Montgomery -- deadline, Friday, April 19 (noon).
May 2-4: State Outdoor Track Championships, Gulf Shores, Cullman -- deadline, Monday, April 29 (noon).
May 9-11: State Soccer Final Four Tourney at Huntsville -- deadline, Monday, May 6, (4 p.m.)
May 9-11: Regional Softball Tournaments (North, North Central, South Central and South sites) -- deadline, Monday, May 6, (noon).
May 13-14: State Girls, Boys Golf Championships, at Prattville RTJ Course -- deadline, Tuesday, May 7, (noon).
May 13-14: State Decathlon, Heptathlon Championships, Hoover HS -- deadline, Friday, May 10 (noon).
May 13-17: State Baseball Championship Series at Montgomery -- deadline, Sunday, May 12 (4 p.m.).
May 15-18: State Softball Tournament at Montgomery -- deadline, Monday, May 13 (10 a.m.).
2019 AHSAA SUMMER CONFERENCE/ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK
July 15-19: At Montgomery – Deadline is Monday, July 8 (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 email@example.com.