Media Credentials

Each member of the media must pre-register for credentials at www.TheOpeningMedia.com.

Blogs, YouTube Channels, sports agencies or outlets without official websites will not be granted access.

Nike/Position Sports Public Relations reserves the right to limit the number of credentials issued.  There will be a two-credential limit for all outlets unless approved for special circumstances.

News media affiliated with legitimate news organizations will be issued a MEDIA credential. A business card or news ID may be requested at media check-in.

Any credential request coming from an unofficial email address will be automatically reviewed and the applicant may be asked to provide links to story samples.

Those with MEDIA credentials are not granted field access and must stay behind the ropes or fences and off the field during workouts.

At its discretion, Nike reserves the right to deny or rescind any individual/outlet's media credential.  Individuals admitted as press should be performing duties singularly focused on editorial coverage of the event. Those attempting to gain access on behalf of outside marketing interests, event operators, sports agents and agencies will not be admitted.

Credential distribution will be conducted only during designated hours and credentials will only be issued at Bo Jackson Field and the Tiger Woods Center. Media is required to check-in at media registration to pick-up credentials and sign acceptance of policies.

Credentials must be worn at all times while on the premises and all credentialed applicants must remain in designated areas.  Credentials do not give access anywhere else on the Nike Campus.

Nike Communications/Position Sports PR reserves the right to revoke any credentials due to non-compliance of media policies.


media interviews

Student-athletes will be available for media interviews at select times each day during the event. Please see schedule for specific times

Media will have access to shoot or conduct post-camp interviews in designated areas AFTER the session is fully completed and the interview period has begun.

No interviews can be conducted during any other part of the event or during athlete registration.

All interviews must be facilitated by Nike Communications/Position Sports Public Relations during designated timeframes.

It is not permitted to ask student-athletes for phone numbers or personal contact information, including social media.

Nike Communications/Position Sports Public Relations reserves the right to limit the number of interviews conducted. 


GEneral policies

In an effort to relieve congestion at the playing facilities and insure the enjoyment of the student-athletes at the event, the following policies have been established:

All members of the media must remain on the outer perimeter of the event area or in the general seating areas (not player benches, etc.). NO ON-FIELD ACCESS IS PERMITTED

Photographers may take photos from the designated areas on the field. These areas are the only places where photographers may sit/stand shoot photos. No tripods will be allowed on the field. Photos may be taken while sitting in the general seating area as long as the other spectators’ views are not adversely affected.  Photographers (with cameras) are the only ones allowed in the designated photo areas.

All members and their employers assume all risk in any incident to the performance of services by members in attendance at the event. Members and their employers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nike and their respective affiliates and employees from and against all liability, loss, damage or expense resulting from or arising out of member’s presence at Elite 11 and The Opening.

Live web streaming is not permitted unless approved by Nike Communications/Position Sports.

Player safety is paramount. All media, including TV crews and photographers, should stay on the sidelines and not disrupt on-filed activities. Failure to comply will result in the loss of credentialed access.

Credentialed members of the media are not allowed at the player host hotel at any time.  Please do not interview the student-athletes during non-interview times.

No autographs or personal photos will be permitted

College players/camp counselors will NOT be available to the media.

Anyone who violates these policies may be asked to relinquish his/her credential and leave the premises.