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CIAC Football Postseason Media Information

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC is providing information for media coverage of the 2019 CIAC Football postseason.

  • There will be no separate credentialing process for postseason games prior to the finals. Media can use identification they’ve used during the regular season. Media should contact host sites in advance of the game to arrange accommodations.
  • Media credentials for the four football finals must be collected in person – there will be no credentials available for pickup at the sites. Credentials can be collected at the CIAC offices in Cheshire; the CIAC Football Championship Media Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10; or mailed to the recipient if requested far enough in advance. Individuals will be able to collect credentials for other members of their organization. Please contact Joel Cookson at jcooksonatcasciacdotorg  (jcooksonatcasciacdotorg)   to make arrangements to secure credentials outside of the mentioned options. Press box access and field access will be limited to those with credentials. Credentials will be good for either championship venue.
  • The annual CIAC Football Championship Media Luncheon will feature athletes and coaches from the eight finalists and will be held in the Wagon Room at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include an open media session with the attendees. Media are asked to email Joel Cookson to RSVP for the event.
  • The complete schedule and most up-to-date information for the football postseason can be found at the Tournament Central page at
  • The NFHS holds the exclusive streaming and broadcast rights for CIAC tournaments and will be streaming all four football finals. Broadcast applications and acceptance of the rights agreement must be completed to insure the broadcast does not violate the agreement. Media entities planning broadcasts of any postseason game must complete the CIAC Broadcast Application Form found here: and consult the “Policies” tab of the Media Information page here:

CIAC Football Postseason Schedule Changes

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the continuing forecast of inclement weather and a need to allow host schools adequate time to prepare their facilities, the CIAC football quarterfinal games scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 have all been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 4. Game times will remain at 6:30 p.m. All quarterfinals are scheduled for theContinue Reading

2019-20 Basketball Officials Interpreters Bulletin Now Available

A new basketball season is rapidly approaching and the new bulletin from the Connecticut basketball rules interpreters is now available. Click here to view the bulletin in full. There are minimal rules changes for this coming season. Officials will continue to enforce the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Points of Emphasis, which allows each teamContinue Reading

Track & Field Officials Training Session – Postponed

Track & Field Officials Training Session – Postponed

The training session for Track and Field Officials has been postponed due to inclement weather. The rescheduled event will be held Sunday, December 29 from 2-5 p.m. at the BHS Track & Field Training Center at Bethel High School. To sign up; contact Yvonne Grimes at: Grimesevenaolcom  (Grimesevenaolcom)  . There is a significant challenge finding track & field officials,Continue Reading

Twenty Schools Honored As Michaels Achievement Cup Recipients

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Twenty high school athletic programs have been selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs recognizing their achievements for the 2018-19 academic year. A photo gallery of the honorees are below. Bloomfield High School, Brookfield High School, Canton High School, Cheshire High School, East Catholic High School, Foran High School, Glastonbury HighContinue Reading

CIAC Fall 2019 Sportsmanship PSA

CIAC Fall 2019 Sportsmanship PSA

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2019

I’m sure we write this every season of every year, but it’s a little hard to believe we have reached championship season once again. But we have, which means Linked Up – Fall Championships 2019 makes its triumphant debut. Always one of the most fun stories to publish every year as it highlights teams andContinue Reading

Fall Championship Schedule & Media Credential Information

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The online application for media credentials for the CIAC girls volleyball, field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer championship games and girls swimming Open at various sites are now available for submission online. The online application can be found at: All championships with the exception of swimming will take place Saturday, NovemberContinue Reading

It’s Year Six For CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans

CAS-CIAC 2019-20 BATTLE OF THE FANS Do you think your school’s student section is the best in Connecticut, demonstrating the best mix of creativity, school spirit, and sportsmanship? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT! Take part in the 2018-19 CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans (BOTF) and have your school recognized as the top cheering section in Connecticut.Continue Reading

CIAC Creating Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament

CHESHIRE, Conn. – For the first time the CIAC will host a Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament in conjunction with the CIAC Wrestling State Open February 28-29 at the Floyd Little Center in New Haven. This marks the first CIAC organized event solely for female wrestlers. The Invitational will crown winners in 10 weight classes, andContinue Reading