Media Credential Request

The following media credentials guidelines were established to provide a clear understanding of the procedures followed by the Galveston Independent School District in processing requests for media credentials.

  • Individuals must have a Galveston ISD issued sideline media pass to be on the sideline or courtside.

  • Sideline media passes are applicable for all home athletic events.

  • Photographers/Videographers must remain at least 3-5 yards from the sideline or court during play, and may not be in team areas, dugouts, or near players benches, or coaches box at any time.

  • Number and location of media personnel is subject to change or limitation by Galveston ISD or game officials.

  • There shall be no interaction with players, coaches, or officials before or during play.

  • Galveston ISD prohibits the sales of photographs and recordings of GISD athletic events without prior approval from GISD Director of Communications.

  • Requests must be received three school days before the event, Late requests will not be considered.

  • Acceptance of the media sideline credentials constitutes an agreement by the individual to abide by all media regulations of Galveston ISD.

  • Galveston ISD reserves the right to refuse admittance to the  sideline or courtside to anyone at any athletic event.

  • Failure to comply with these requirements may result in forfeiture of credentials and access to all Galveston ISD athletic events.

  • Access to student athletes, coaches, locker rooms or other areas for interviews, photos or media needs is at the discretion of Galveston ISD Athletic Coordinator and /or the head coach, or Director of Communications and should be arranged prior to the event. Contact the Athletic Department for information.

  • Media shall comply with requests made by administrators or coaches  on duty during any Galveston ISD event.

Sideline Etiquette

  • Stay behind the media line (or if no visible line, stay a minimum of 3 yards off the playing field/ out of bounds line.)

  • Stay out of the referee paths.

  • Do not enter the team boxes. This is generally the area between the 20 yard lines. This area is clearly marked with box lines.

  • Never use a tripod while working the sidelines. Monopods are recommended for large lenses.

  • Be cognizant of cables from video/TV cameras, especially the sideline remote videographers.

  • Never stand directly behind a kneeling or standing photographer. If he/she has to move suddenly to avoid getting hit by players, you may impair their movement.

  • Be courteous and polite.

  • Flagrant violators will be removed from the field.

Media Credential Application

For media credential, please fill out a request at the link below

For Questions please contact;

Galveston ISD Athletic Office

Office: (409) 766-5883

Athletic Director Jerald Temple

Athletic Secretary Maria Rodriguez