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Gameday Photography & Videography Policy

2018-2019 Information will be released July 2018

All photographers requesting sideline access during a sporting event must submit to the following: (which also includes sub-varsity and middle school athletic events)

  1. A background check will need to be completed online.  ( Please register "Athletics Sideline Clearance" under the "District Services" in the far right column.  Also indicate your campus to volunteer is "Athletics".

  2. Once a background check is cleared, an email with the FISD Athletics Registration Form will be sent for your request.

  3. Upon completion of the items above, a badge will be provided by FISD HR to validate compliance with the district's new policy. Please bring a check (made out to Frisco ISD) upon arriving at HR.  See "badge pay schedule" below. (Varsity Football, please see #5).

  4. This new ID badge must be visible while taking photos at any FISD sanctioned sporting event.

  5. VARSITY FOOTBALL- Photographer and Press must REGISTER IN APP-GARDEN FOR EACH GAME "OPPORTUNITY" you plan to work at LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email on game day and your name will be on the media list where you can pick up your media credential on game night at the designated location (Memorial Stadium, Toyota Stadium, Memorial Stadium). Credentials will only be given to those on the list.

Badges – Pay Schedule

$100 Registration only for those photographers who provide content to FISD. Contact Brent Reese in the Athletics Office (469.633.6127) for criteria to qualify for this category.

All others will pay a maximum of $303 total.

Sideline Etiquette

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

  2. Stay out of the referee paths.

  3. Do not enter the team boxes. This is generally the areas between the 25 or 30 yard lines. It is clearly marked with box lines.

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

  5. Be cognizant of cables from video/TV cameras, especially the sideline remote videoographers.

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

  7. Be courteous and polite.

  8. Flagrant violators will be removed from the field.
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