Celebrate student-athlete success with player recognition banners and flags. Recognition banners displayed at your facilities creates a strong visual for spectators and recruits. Displaying prior student-athlete achievements not only puts your best foot forward when spectators and recruits visit, it also motivates current student-athletes each day. With a variety of signage styles available, schools can celebrate their alumni, graduating seniors, and more indoors or out.
Indoor Player Recognition Banners
Gymnasiums and lobbies within athletic facilities are excellent areas to showcase the achievements of programs and student-athletes. Lining gymnasium walls with player recognition banners creates a bold visual in an otherwise bland area of a facility.
With a rich college basketball history, the women’s basketball program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has no shortage of success to celebrate. Player recognition banners that celebrate achievements of previous Huskies are displayed within UConn’s basketball practice facility. In the photo above, cloth player recognition banners display the names of female Huskies who were named as an All-American or Player of the Year. The cloth material gives these banners a higher end look.
In addition to the cloth banners at UConn, a recognition display to showcase previous student-athletes that went on to play in the NBA from the men’s program are displayed along one wall. Because this display is located within the practice facility at UConn, student-athletes have added motivation to reach the next level each time they take the floor for practice. Highlighting alumni success can also serve as an effective recruitment tool for colleges of any size. To display the high quality graphics crisply, this custom recognition display was printed to a rigid foam material.
Outdoor Player Recognition Banners
Displaying signage outdoors can sometimes be tedious, especially when there are limited structures to secure banners to. In these instances, the inability to display signage to commemorate student-athletes means outdoor athletic programs might not be able to enjoy the same motivational benefits that indoor teams do. However, with custom feather flags and windscreens commemorating student-athlete achievements, schools can create their desired atmosphere outdoors.
With limited space to display and secure banners, the Boston College women’s lacrosse program used feather flags to honor their graduating seniors. These flags remain unfurled at all times regardless of wind speed, making them an excellent tool to honor graduating seniors. Boston College took an otherwise bland area of their field and created an impressive display by lining their flags along the sidelines of their field. Banners and flags honoring graduating seniors are also great parting gifts for those seniors at the end of the season.
The Neumann University Women’s Lacrosse program used vinyl recognition banners to honor their graduating seniors. Similar to Boston College, Neumann University used these banners as a centerpiece to the celebration and then gifted the banners to their seniors as a keepsake.
At the University of Maine football facility, large recognition banners display program achievements and the names of alumni who went on to play in the National Football League (NFL). These banners create an impressive visual as visitors enter the stadium and can help recruitment efforts. Mesh banners are an ideal material for outdoor use because the small gaps in the fabric allow some wind to pass through without compromising the quality of the graphics.
These are just some of the many options available to showcase the achievements of previous student-athletes. At AMI Graphics, we pride ourselves on providing solutions to our customers. Whether you know exactly what you need or are looking for inspiration, call on the signage pros at AMI to get started today!