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2021 Sportsmanship Summit

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2021 Sportsmanship Summit

REGISTRATION CLOSED

The WIAA is excited to extend the invitation to all member schools to attend the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Sportsmanship Summit. The WIAA, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, will conduct its the Summit Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. 

Each registered school will consist of five members that can include students, coaches, administrators, booster clubs or members of the community. It’s your choice. To register online, access the Sportsmanship page on the WIAA website and complete and submit the registration form available below. The deadline to register a team for the Summit is Monday, Nov. 15.

The Summit is scheduled to begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the first session starting at 9 a.m. The cost of the event is $150 per team, which includes Summit materials. a commemorative t-shirt and lunch.    

The Summit will feature two keynote addresses and three time slots for five different break-out sessions, which focus on the ideals of sportsmanship/citizenship. The morning keynote address will be presented by Craig Hillier, author of Playing Beyond the Scoreboard. The afternoon keynote address will be presented by Shawna Nichols, the hype DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks.  

Participants will also attend three morning break-out sessions. The subjects for the five, 40-minute break-out presentations available during the three time slots are “My Coach Plays Favorite” by Mark Horbinski of WON80 and a member of the WIAA Sportsmanship Committee; “Sportsmanship: The Official’s Prospective” by Thaddeaus Hilliard, veteran WIAA licensed official; “Setting Sportsmanship Guidelines for Parents”  by Jenny Bandow, athletic director at Luxemburg-Casco and member of the Sportsmanship Committee; and “Sportsmanship Roundtable Discussions,” presented by the Union Grove S.A.L.T. program and moderated by LeVar Ridgeway, assistant director at the WIAA.

Summit Program

The purpose of the Summit is to assist membership schools with their citizenship and sportsmanship efforts for students, student-athletes, adult fans, advisors, parents and booster clubs; developing plans to improve or maintain good sportsmanship locally; and assisting schools identify and implement a safe, respectful and education-based environment for high school sports.

The Summit will feature two keynote addresses and three time slots for five different break-out sessions, which focus on the ideals of sportsmanship/citizenship. The morning keynote address will be presented by Craig Hillier, author of Playing Beyond the Scoreboard. The afternoon keynote address will be presented by Shawna Nichols, the hype DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks.  

Participants will also attend three morning break-out sessions. The subjects for the five, 40-minute break-out presentations available during the three time slots are “My Coach Plays Favorite” by Mark Horbinski of WON80 and a member of the WIAA Sportsmanship Committee; “Sportsmanship: The Official’s Prospective” by Thaddeaus Hilliard, veteran WIAA licensed official; “Setting Sportsmanship Guidelines for Parents”  by Jenny Bandow, athletic director at Luxemburg-Casco and member of the Sportsmanship Committee; and “Sportsmanship Roundtable Discussions,” presented by the Union Grove S.A.L.T. program and moderated by LeVar Ridgeway, assistant director at the WIAA.