Media Credentials

Thank you for your interest in The New Balance Nationals Outdoor to be held June 15-17, 2018 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Typically one of the largest track & field meets in the nation, The New Balance Nationals Outdoor annually draws an estimated 5,000 national caliber high school athletes from across the nation.

Media seeking credentials to cover the event are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Credentials are granted to authorized working media representatives only. Passes are not transferable. Requests should be emailed to NSAF Media Coordinator, Fred Steier at no later than Tuesday, June 12 (5 p.m. Central) to receive consideration. The e-mail should contain the following information:

Media Organization Type:

Media (print media, website filing written reports, and still photography, radio). 
Still Photographer
Website: name and web address

Media Organization’s Primary Contact:

Name, Title, Email
Office phone & fax and Cell phone

Name of Person Requesting Accreditation

Days Covering the Event

Working space and credentials will be allotted based on the following priority guidelines:

  1. Daily newspapers covering for next-day publication (based on circulation). Wire services and national publications. NSAF Web site partners.
  2. Radio and television personnel reporting on the event
  3. Web site reporters with a primary focus on athletics, specifically track and field
  4. Non-daily newspapers or publications reporting on the event

Confirmation of Credentials

All applicants will receive an email confirming or denying their application.

Media Will Call

Credentials can be picked up at the main entrance to the track as follows:

Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 7:30am – conclusion of the meet. 

Media must present a photo ID in order to receive credentials.

Media Entrance: All media should check in the with the NSAF Media Director, Fred Steier at the Stadium press box when arriving at the track.

Terms and Conditions

Media Credential(s) is/are issued to an accredited organization ("Accredited Organization") for the purpose of providing event access to a designated individual (the "Bearer") who is providing media service and/or legitimate journalistic functions in connection with The New Balance Nationals (the "Event").

Media Credentials are non-transferable and can only be used by the Accredited Organization or the Bearer, and only for news and editorial coverage of the Event.

Bearers of Media Credentials may access all areas of the stadium, except the infield. Photographers have on-field access as indicated by the distribution of Photo Vests.

Except as otherwise authorized in writing by Event Management, no video recording device shall be allowed in the stands of stadium, or in any area with sight lines of the track and/or field of competition, unless such permission has been specifically granted.

Any Accredited Organization may broadcast or webcast unlimited athlete interviews away from the field of competition. Except as otherwise authorized in writing by Event Management, no broadcast or webcast may include competition footage.

Commercial Still Photography

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. prohibits the sale of photographs from its events, and will not credential any photographers whose photos will be used for any purpose other than media coverage.


Violation of any of any of the above conditions, including improper or unauthorized entry into restricted areas, may result in revocation of credentials for the Event and barring of the Bearer or Accredited Organization from future NASF events. Restricted areas shall include, but are not limited to: Competition Field.

The Accredited Organization and the Bearer assume all risks incident to attending the Event. The Accredited Organization and the Bearer hereby release the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. from, any and all loss, cost, damages, settlement, fine or expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of suit, arising from any claim, action, government procedure, or suit arising out of the Event. Further, the Accredited Organization and the Bearer hereby agree that the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. shall not be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or incidental damages. The Accredited Organization assumes all risks and liabilities for the actions of all those individuals bearing credentials under its Organizational name. Furthermore, the Accredited Organization offers assurances that individuals bearing credentials under its name have undergone background security screening or otherwise pose no reasonable security risk to athletes, event organizers, or any other persons at the 2018 New Balance Nationals.

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