State Tournament Media Information: The following information was prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA volleyball state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried ([email protected] or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office should you have additional questions. Additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
Dates and Location Nov. 13-15 (Friday through Sunday at Vandalia Butler High School.
Format and Times: The divisional order of play in 2019 is II, I, IV and III. The semifinal matches on Friday and Saturday will start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship matches Sunday start at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
All matches will use rally scoring and the best three out of five sets. All games are played to 25 with no cap (must win by two), with the fifth and deciding set (when necessary) played to 15 (no cap).
Media Credentials for the State Tournament: Media shall use the OHSAA’s official volleyball credential application form and fax it to Tim Stried at 614-267-1677 (or scan and email it to [email protected]). The deadline is noon on Tuesday, Nov. 10. All media must show photo identification to pick up their credentials. No credentials will be issued to freelance photographers or parents of state tournament competing student-athletes.
Confirmation Email and Approved List: Upon processing a credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to the media outlet. In addition, a list of those media members who have been approved for credentials will be posted on the credential information page at OHSAA.org.
Flash Photography: Flash photography of any kind is not permitted during OHSAA volleyball tournament contests.
Parking: Media who have been approved for credentials will be able to park free of charge by showing their company identification to the parking attendants. Those media should park on the south side of the Student Activities Center and enter through Door 14.
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Live or tape-delayed radio and audio webcasting of all 12 matches is available per rates found on the 2020-21 OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart. Tape-delayed video play-by-play coverage of all 12 matches is also permitted. Media outlets must submit payment before the match begins.
Media Work Space: In-game work space for credentialed media members is available as determined by the site manager.
Postgame Interviews: Please see the site manager or an OHSAA representative regarding post-match interviews.
Box Scores and Recaps: Box scores will be distributed to media in attendance and will be posted on the OHSAA web site as soon as possible following each match along with recaps of the championship matches.
Credential Policies: Coaches, parents of state tournament competing student-athletes and children are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.
Your Hosts: Director of Sport Management Emily Gates, OHSAA Senior Director of Compliance and Sports Medicine Dr. Deborah Moore and OHSAA Communications Assistant Bri Rost welcome you to the volleyball state tournament. OHSAA Director of Communications Tim Stried will be on site Sunday.