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TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year - Nomination Form


Requirements to Apply:

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 FYSA 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.

Individual/Organization Submitting Nomination:


Responses to each of the following 3 criteria should be kept to a maximum of 500 words and completed in the provided space below:

1) Involvement with TOPSoccer and the community:

How and when did the nominated Buddy get involved with TOPSoccer? What impact has he or she had on the local association?  Has the TOPSoccer Buddy demonstrated leadership within the community? How so? What other activities is the Buddy involved in?

Spell Check

2) Promoting the game:

What steps has the TOPSoccer Buddy taken to further advance the game and all who participate? Does the TOPSoccer Buddy participate in soccer outside his or her position as a TOPSoccer Buddy (i.e. playing or refereeing)? Has the Buddy created relationships within the community to promote the game? Give examples.

Spell Check

3) Moral & Ethical Character:

Does the TOPSoccer Buddy share similar values to those of US Youth Soccer and its’ members? Has the TOPSoccer Buddy received compensation for his/her efforts? How has the TOPSoccer Buddy’s involvement with TOPSoccer shaped his/her character?

Spell Check

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 recognized at the FYSA Awards Luncheon during the Annual General Meeting. 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.