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Requirements to Apply:
The individual shall be selected for extraordinary accomplishments as a soccer coach if the individual:
(1) coached for at least one season prior to the current year;
(2) is coaching during the seasonal year for which the nomination is being made; and
(3) is coaching for a member club/team of an FYSA affiliate.
An individual may be nominated for any of the four Coaches of the Year awards but may be selected by FYSA for only one Coach of the Year award for a year. The four nominations are listed below. Select only one category:
Individual/Organization Submitting Nomination:
Responses to each of the following criteria should be kept to a maximum of 500 words and completed in the provided space below:
Does the coach promote sportsmanship? Does the coach instill sportsmanship in his/her players and parents beyond soccer? Are players encouraged to be respectful of opponents and the game? Does the coach practice what he/she preaches?
2) Player Development:
Are players motivated to learn and play to the extent of their ability? Does the coach create a training environment that allows for enthusiasm, creativity, and self-confidence? Are players encouraged to seek higher competition? Does the coach encourage players to train on their own or play in "pick-up" games?
3) Personal Coaching Development:
Briefly, what is the nominee’s coaching philosophy? What courses or licenses has the coach taken to continue his/her education? How does the coach learn about the game in other ways? Is the nominated coach a leader?
4) Community Involvement:
Is the coach active in the soccer community? Does the coach positively influence soccer beyond his own team or club? Is the coach open to new ways of teaching? How does the coach promote the game?
5) Coaching History:
The most recent record of coaching experience.
Letters of recommendation can be uploaded (PDF Format Only) below. No more than three letters will be accepted.
Please complete all the necessary fields above before submitting the nomination form. The winners will be forwarded for regional nomination and possible national nomination as the US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year. Regional nominees will be brought in and honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala.