My general opinion is that a State Tournament should be quarterfinals thru finals otherwise it's not what it should be. As far as TV goes...streaming is available and uber-accessible. Time to get with the times. Four divisions. Eight teams. Wiser cutlines.
Any transfer is not eligible for post-season play for one full academic year.
Wanna play with your new school in all the premier games in the regular season? Great, go nuts. But you're not usurping a state championship from a more organically-developed program
because your AAU program director wants to put it on his resume, or your parents' ego has gone unchecked.
And let's face it, all of this is ultimately about the ability to win a gold ball.
In out-state Wisconsin there's still a nostalgia about the small-town team capturing the hearts of its town, getting a police escort out of town, going to Madison and coming home to a parade down main street. In other parts, that is now a long-deserted concept, with district boundaries essentially meaningless and Grassroots programs masquerading as HS teams (The Runnin' Rebels with Destiny in 2017 or Phenom U at Nicolet last year).
You have these two concepts of what HS athletics should be butting heads, and nobody can figure out how to resolve it. So pinpoint what the real crux of the issue
is (it's underlined and italicized above), and focus on that. The WIAA can control their tournament series. Sitting out one academic year of post-season play only following a transfer seems like a path of least resistance that at the very least would give certain entities pause about what they're doing (think about a current situation in SW Wisconsin).
I could get on board with that. I would go a couple of steps farther and add that kids who enroll at multiple schools need a release from each school they register at to be eligible and any kids that participate in any summer contact with a school need the same release. Too many kids and families using a coach and school to get what they want (lots of open gyms, better quality coaching, more tournaments, etc.) all summer only to bail on them to to accept an offer from another coach as school approaches.