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Annual Awards

Idaho Youth Soccer presents awards to some of the many outstanding people who have provided outstanding service to its member clubs and the families they serve. We know about these people because you tell us what they have done for you, your children, and your club when you nominate them for awards.

Do you know someone who has given outstanding service to the Idaho Youth Soccer community? This is your chance to help that person receive well-deserved recognition, and nominate them for the Idaho Youth Soccer 2017 Annual Awards.

Idaho Youth Soccer's awards are part of the US Youth Soccer recognition program. The persons who receive awards from Idaho are nominated to US Youth Soccer Region IV to be considered for regional awards. Regional award winners are then nominated for national awards. Regional and national award winners are recognized at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala that is held at the US Youth Soccer workshop each January. Recipients of the Idaho awards will be nominated for consideration of awards to be presented at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held each January.

Taking submissions until early October 

(CLICK ON TITLE OF AWARD TO RETRIEVE NOMINATION FORM) Idaho Youth Soccer will be making awards in the following categories:

Volunteer of the Year 

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Volunteer of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments as a volunteer if the individual-

(1) was a volunteer for a State Association or a member of a State Association;

(2) is an excellent role model for the community beyond soccer;

(3) has favorable relations with other members of the soccer community;

(4) demonstrates a willingness to promote players and soccer;

(5) is a positive role model for all volunteers;

(6) is of sound moral and ethical character;

(7) through participation, has increased the opportunities for others to participate in soccer;

(8) has not previously received national or other significant recognition from US Youth Soccer for contributions to soccer, but is well known in his or her community and is a true hero of grassroots soccer;

(9) has not received any compensation for the volunteer efforts.

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

An individual may be nominated and selected as the TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Buddy if the individual, in carrying out the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program and its events and activities-

(1) has demonstrated patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility, and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations;

(2) has proven to be an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the Program by filling many roles, including being a coach, a cheerleader, a role model, and assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities;

(3) has provided support, engaged players one-on-one, and modeled desired behavior in group play or off to the side of group play; and

(4) is cognizant of player safety while assisting, guiding, directing, teaching the game of soccer and its skills, and creating a fun and learning experience.

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

An individual may be nominated and selected as the TOPSoccer Coach of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Coach if the individual, in carrying out the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program and its events and activities—

(1) Has demonstrated patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility, and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations

(2) Has proven to be an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the Program by filling many roles, including being a coach, a cheerleader, a role model, and administrator.

(3) Has provided leadership and support

(4) Is cognizant of player safety while, guiding, directing, teaching the game of soccer and its skills, and creating a fun and learning experience.

(5)Is at least age 19 or older?

Young Referee of the Year 

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Young Female Referee of the Year or the Young Male Referee of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments as a young soccer referee if the individual—

(1) was certified as a Federation referee during the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated;

(2) is certified or being certified as a Federation referee during the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated;

(3) during those two seasonal years, refereed games primarily for US Youth Soccer, a region, a State Association, or a member or team of any of those organizations; and

(4) did not reach 19 years of age prior to that August 1 immediately before the beginning of the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated.

Administrator of the Year

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Administrator of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments in the administration of soccer if the individual-

(1) has been a soccer administrator for US Youth Soccer, a region, a State Association (including any of its territorial areas), or a member or team of any of those organizations for at least four seasonal years; and

(2) is not a member of the Board of Directors of US Youth Soccer during the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated.

Coach of the Year

The individual may be selected for extraordinary accomplishments as a soccer coach if the individual-

(1) coached for at least one season during the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated;

(2) is coaching during the seasonal year for which the nomination is being made; and

(3) coached and is coaching for US Youth Soccer, a region, a State Association, a member club/team of any of those organizations.

An individual may be nominated for any of the four Coach of the Year awards, but may be selected by a State Association for only one Coach of the Year award for a year.

Nominations are accepted in the categories of:

  • Girls Recreation

  • Boys Recreation

  • Girls Competitive

  • Boys Competitive

Save of the Year

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Save of the Year by submitting a video clip to sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org 

 A video clip submitted for the US Youth Soccer Save of the Year Award must--

(1) be submitted only as such a clip and not electronically submitted;

(2) no be more than 60 seconds long:

(3) be of a save that occurred during the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the clip is being submitted:

(4) be for a save by a player of US Youth Soccer in the 6U- 18U age groups.

Goal of the Year

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Goal of the Year by submitting a video clip to sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org

A video clip submitted for the US Youth Soccer Goal of the Year Award must--

(1) be submitted only as such a clip and not electronically submitted;

(2) no be more than 60 seconds long:

(3) be of a goal that occurred during the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the clip is being submitted:

(4) be for a goal by a player of US Youth Soccer in the 6U- 18U age groups. 

 

Still have questions? Not sure if your nominee qualifies? Email sbell@idahoyouthsoccer.org!

 
 

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