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Volunteer of the Year - Nomination Form

Requirements to Apply:

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 an FYSA or a member of an FYSA affiliate;

(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 FYSA 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.

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 soccer and the community:
How and when did the nominated volunteer get involved with soccer? What impact has his/her volunteering had on the local association?  Has the volunteer demonstrated leadership within the community? How so? What other activities, aside from soccer, is the volunteer involved in? 

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

Spell Check

3) Moral and Ethical Character:
Does the volunteer share similar values to those of US Youth Soccer and its’ members? Has the volunteer received compensation for his/her efforts? How has the volunteer’s involvement with soccer shaped his/her existing 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 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.