Media Policies

The CIF acknowledges the responsibilities of legitimate news gathering media representatives in covering and reporting from CIF-sponsored events. We recognize the interest and promotion generated by media coverage and the recognition given to the achievements of school teams and student-athletes. Therefore, the CIF has established regulations and guidelines to assist media with the requesting/issuing of working media credentials, the use of equipment by news gathering media and CIF property rights for Regional and State Championship competitions.

Any non-editorial, commercial or other unauthorized use of any transmission, internet stream, photo, image, film, videotape, audio tape, any play-by-play depiction or description of any competition and/or game action and/or any non-editorial or commercial use of any team school name or logo, is prohibited without written consent of the CIF.

2018-19 CIF State Media Policies Reference Guide


Credential requests

The CIF State Office manages credentials for all State and Regional Championships. Visit the Credentials section from the drop down menu above for more information.

Please contact the respective Section office for all regular season games and Section Championship events.