Media Policies

The CIF acknowledges the responsibilities of legitimate newsgathering 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.

2019-20 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.  

4658 Duckhorn Drive - Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 239-4477 Fax: (916) 239-4478 E-mail:

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