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. 10-12 (Thursday through Saturday at the Irvin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University.
Format and Times: The divisional order of play in 2022 is IV, III, II and I.
Thursday, Nov. 10 –
Division IV semifinals at 12:00 and 2:00
Division III semifinals at 4:00 and 6:00
Friday, Nov. 11 –
Division II semifinals at 12:00 and 2:00
Division I semifinals at 4:00 and 6:00
Saturday, Nov. 12 –
Championship games at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 in same divisional order as semifinals
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).
Your Hosts: OHSAA Senior Sports Administrator Emily Mason is the OHSAA volleyball administrator. OHSAA Media Relations Assistants Bri Rost and Calli Fenik will be on-site all three days. OHSAA Director of Media Relations Tim Stried will be on-site Saturday.
Media Credentials for the State Tournament: Media shall use the OHSAA’s official volleyball credential application form and send it Tim Stried at [email protected] or fax to 614-267-1677. The deadline is noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Credentials will be held for pickup at Gate 9 (media entrance) of the Nutter Center. 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. The 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 to park on the back side of the Nutter Center. Media shall enter the arena through Gate 9.
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Live or tape-delayed audio broadcasts are available per rates found on the OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart. Tape-delayed video play-by-play coverage is also permitted per the rate card. Media outlets must submit payment before the match begins.
Postgame Interviews: There will be a press conference at each match in the postgame interview room, which is located off the north end of the arena floor on the scorer’s table side. Please see a tournament staff member for assistance. Interviews are not permitted on the court.
Media Work Space: Credentialed media members may sit at press row beside the court. The media work room is located in the postgame interview area.
Statistics and Recaps: Statistics 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.