IGHSAU Policy on State Championship Event Media Credentials: The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union shall grant, at the discretion of management, media access credentials for its state championship events to radio, television, print and on-line media to those organizations or companies which routinely provide coverage during regular season play for either teams or individuals which are participating in the tournament, or which regularly offer general coverage of the sport.  The number of credentials issued to each organization or company shall be held to the discretion of management.  Private talent evaluators, scouting services, etc. shall not be granted access to areas of any venue restricted for media access.

Press that plan to cover the 2023 State Soccer Tournament at the Cownie Sports Complex must e-mail  their credential requests to Jason Eslinger ([email protected]) by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Media that fail to meet this deadline must purchase a ticket at the main entrance.  The IHSAA/IGHSAU all-Tournament media pass will be honored at the State Soccer Tournament, All other media must e-mail their requests to Jason Eslinger at [email protected].  

Student/School Media: Schools are allowed one representative to have a  media pass (this includes videographers, social media, yearbook/student newspaper). A school administrator (AD/Advisor) needs to submit the individual's name to Jason Eslinger at  [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 26.

Radio Information: Radio stations will be allowed to originate a live broadcast of the 2023 State Soccer Tournament for $150 per match. Stations must bring $150 to the press entrance to broadcast. Radio stations are encouraged to bring tables and extension cords as power sources and seating are very limited at the Cownie complex fields. Live video streaming is prohibited at all IGHSAU state tournaments.

We ask that all photographers please stay within the sideline restrictions while matches are going on. A reminder that photography passes are limited to media only. Private photography studios will not receive credentials.

Once you are admitted into the Cownie Sports Complex, there is a small work trailer available for media to use. The wireless signal is weak at best.  I strongly recommend bring a hot spot to have internet access at Cownie.  This area will be first-come, first serve and space is very limited. Media are also asked to provide their own power sources a(power strips, extension cords, etc.) as Cownie does not have any extra power strips or cords available.

Feel free to contact Jason Eslinger if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Cownie Complex next week.

Jason Eslinger