Do you know a deserving Volunteer, Coach, or Administrator who deserves to be recognized?

Now accepting nominations for 2017 NYSWYSA Award's

Do you know a deserving Volunteer, Coach, or Administrator who deserves to be recognized?


On November 4, 2017 the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) will host its Annual Awards’ Banquet during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Weekend. Individuals who have distinguished themselves by their exemplary voluntary contributions to the youth soccer community will be recognized and honored. 


Listed below are the annual awards that are available each year:

  • Demosphere Administrator of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Boys' Recreation Coach of the Year
  • Girls' Recreation Coach of the Year
  • Boys' Competitive Coach of the Year
  • Girls' Competitive Coach of the Year
  • New York State West Hall of Fame


The NYSWYSA BOD knows that there are people deserving of all of these awards each year. With this belief in mind, NYSWYSA President Curt Regruit has requested all Board Members to actively promote these important awards. As the NYSWYSA Award's Committee Chairman, it is my honor and privilege to continue to "champion" this important activity.


It is my urgent request to all who read this message to help in advertising and promoting the awards by any and all means at their disposal. Please utilize any distribution lists, social media and other methods that you have available to disseminate this communication and the information concerning these awards. The NYSWYSA BOD wants to reach out to as many people as possible. This includes not only club and league administrators, coaches, managers and players, but their family members and friends as well. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that I can do to assist you in this endeavor.


With the outdoor playing season drawing to a close it is now time to think about these awards and search for and identify potential candidates. Please do not wait until the end of the season when it may be too late to do so or that you can't find the time to submit a nomination form. The deadline for submission of nominations is September 8, 2017. The 2017 versions of the nomination forms can be found on and downloaded from the NYSWYSA Website: Forms


Please note that nominations can only be accepted if the Nomination Form is filled out in its entirety with responses provided to the items listed under the Criteria section of the form. A soccer summary should be provided for coaches (years and teams coached, licenses held, achievements), along with letters of recommendation (a maximum of three).


The completed forms and all supporting documentation should be sent via US Mail to the Awards Committee Chairman:


New York State West Youth Soccer Awards

c/o  Roger Best

21 IIand Drive
Rochester NY 14624-1325


or emailed to:


It is my prime objective and that of the entire NYSWYSA BOD to once again be able to see all of the afore listed awards be presented to deserving recipients at the NYSWYSA Annual Awards' Banquet to be held on November 4, 2017. Please help us to achieve that goal. The NYSWYSA wants to ensure the recognition of exceptional individuals from our soccer community for their efforts and significant contributions to the youth participants and the game of soccer. Only you that can make this happen and any suggestions you may have to achieve that end will be welcomed.


Serving you in soccer,


Roger J. Best

NYSWYSA Awards "Champion" & Committee Chairman

NYSWYSA Nominating Committee Chairman

NYSWYSA Rochester District Commissioner

21 Iland Drive

Rochester, NY 14624-1325

Soccer Phone # & Fax #: 585-426-8343

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