In August 2021, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Board of Control approved the creation of the Competitive Balance Ad Hoc Committee. The committee’s directive is to study competitive balance/equity, evaluate the existing procedure of post-season tournaments, and make recommendations.
The Board of Control received nominations for more than 200 school and district administrators who volunteered to serve on the committee. Emphasis for inclusion on the committee was given to having representation that reflects the composition of the membership, including public and private schools; small, medium, and large schools; and the three levels of school leadership, comprising athletic directors, principals, and presidents or superintendents. Gender and ethnicity representation was also considered. A total of 20 committee members were selected.
In creating the committee, the Board of Control charged it with holding a series of meetings from the committee’s first seating on Dec. 2, 2021 to March 2022. Central to the work of the ad hoc committee is its presentation at the March 2022 Board meeting, with the potential to recommend an action item that will be voted on by the membership at the 2022 April Annual Meeting.
This is the second time a committee has been assembled to review competitive balance. The first committee met five times from July 2014 to November 2014. Its recommendation was introduced and advanced to the Annual Meeting the following year, in which the WIAA membership voted not to implement the plan.
The purpose of this web page is to serve as a clearinghouse for committee-related information as it engages in a robust and transparent process. Agendas, minutes, and updates will be posted on this page, along with other relevant information.