BANQUET DATE & TIME May 7, 2023 - 1:00 PM
BANQUET LOCATION Chandelier Ballroom (150 Jefferson Avenue, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027)
CHECK-IN 12:00 - 1:00 PM
APPROX LENGTH 3 hours
PRE-BANQUET COST $30.00REGISTER ONLINE
DAY OF BANQUET COST $40.00
Only swimmers and divers receiving All-State swimming & diving standards are invited to the banquet. Student-athletes receiving only All-Academic awards will not receive an invitation due to banquet hall space considerations. These student-athletes will receive certificate recognition. All-Academic certificates will be given to the coach at the banquet or will be mailed to the high school.
Please remember that student-athletes of non-WISCA coaches will have to pay $10 per certificate. Certificates are FREE for student-athletes of WISCA member coaches. To become a WISCA member coach, click on Join Now!
What is the Banquet format?
The All-State Banquet format is as follows: Welcome, Dinner, Introductions, Special Thanks, Parade of All-State Athletes/Schools, Service Awards, Athlete/Coach-of-the-Year Awards, Closing (usually runs until 4:00 PM)
What is the appropriate dress for the Banquet?
There is not an official dress code for the All-State Banquet, but usually student-athletes, parents and coaches come well dressed. Male coaches often wear a sport coat.
Do the coaches need to speak and if so, what do they need to say?
During the parade of All-State Athletes/Schools, teams will be called up alphabetically to the podium. At this time, athletes and coaches will come up on stage. Coaches will be handed the microphone and a manila envelope of certificates.
Suggested talking points for coaches' comments:
1) Indicate your name and coaching duties
2) Indicate what high school you are speaking for
3) Make a brief comment about the team
4) Mention each of the all-state honors of the student-athletes in attendance. Swimmers/divers not in attendance do not need to be mentioned.
5) For seniors recognized, it is always nice to let everyone know where they will be attending college and if they will be swimming or diving in college.
What happens if team members are present but our coach is not?
Either the student-athletes can introduce themselves or one of our Executive Board member coaches can introduce them. If someone is introducing them we ask that something is prepared ahead of time with talking points 4 and 5 above.
Is there assigned seating?
No, it is first-come, first-serve for seating.
Do swimmer/diver/coach-of-the-year award winners need to speak?
No, these award winners only need to come forward to receive their award. We do although need a photo of the award winners with their awards after the banquet.
Are Academic All-State athletes attending the banquet?
Due to space constraints, only the Academic All-State athletes that happen to also be all-state swimmers or divers attend the banquet.
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