Gameday Photography & Videography Policy

This registration is only for professional photographers who are not employed by a media outlet such as a newspaper or established website. Credentials for media photographers should be requested through Matt Wixon, FISD Facilitator for Athletics, by emailing wixonm@friscoisd.org

Parent volunteers will need to obtain football credentials through the appropriate group (Campus Head Football Coach, Band Director, Drill Team Director).

All professional-photographer applicants must first have an approved background check through Frisco ISD. (https://appgarden10.app-garden.com/VolTrackTX043905.nsf)

VARSITY FOOTBALL

To best ensure the safety and security of student-athletes, FISD limits sideline access for varsity football games to approved media. For more information, email Matt Wixon at wixonm@friscoisd.org

OTHER VARSITY SPORTS AND SUB-VARSITY FOOTBALL

FISD allows professional photographers to purchase a pass that allows them access to sub-varsity football games and all other sports at all levels, including middle schools, during the 2021-22 school year. The pass fee for professional photographers for sub-varsity football and other sports is $100.

All photographers requesting access during a sporting event must submit to the following:

  1. A background check will need to be completed online.  (http://www.friscoisd.org/about/resources-and-information/background-checks). Please register under "DEPARTMENTS "ATHLETIC PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY." 

  2. Once a background check is cleared, email Matt Wixon (wixonm@friscoisd.org) with confirmation of background approval to coordinate Athletic Registration and payment.

  3. Upon completion of the items above, a badge will be provided by FISD HR to validate compliance with the district's policy. 

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

FISD Photography Protocols/Guidelines

At FISD gymnasiums, credentialed photographers must take photos from the baselines. No photographers are allowed alongside the basketball or volleyball court.

Do not interfere with the officials.

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

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

Be courteous and polite.

Flagrant violators will be removed from the field.

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