Each year, the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) hosts an Annual Award’s Banquet during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Weekend in early November to publicly recognize individuals that have distinguished themselves for their outstanding voluntary contributions to the youth soccer community.
Listed below are the Annual Awards that are available and the link to the nomination form:
– 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
Much to the pleasure of the NYSWYSA Board of Directors (BOD), five of the six available awards (with the exception of the Girls’ Recreation Coach of the Year) were presented at last year’s banquet. Because there were multiple nominations in most categories, it necessitated not being able to recognize the many excellent candidates that were submitted. It is strongly encouraged that the applications for these candidates be updated and resubmitted for consideration.
Now with the 2012 outdoor season upon us, it is not too soon to start searching for and identifying suitable candidates for these prestigious awards. Please don’t wait until the end of the season when it may be too late to do so or you are unable to find the time to submit a Nomination Form. This year’s deadline for submission of nominations is August 1st, much earlier than in previous years. This is due a change in schedule of the national recognition event to earlier in the year. Therefore, we must forward the state nominations earlier than previous years. All of the forms can be found on and downloaded from the NYSWYSA Website.
The NYSWYSA BOD is cognizant of the fact that every year there are many deserving people for all of these awards. As the NYSWYSA Awards “Champion” and Committee Chairman, I am personally contacting you to request your help in advertising and promoting the aforementioned awards within your organizations in any and all ways that are at your disposal. Please utilize any distribution lists that you have to disseminate this communication and information about these awards. I am attempting 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 as well. If there is anything that I can do to help you in this regard, please feel free to contact me.
It is my prime objective and that of the rest of the NYSWYSA BOD to be able to present all six of the aforementioned awards to deserving recipients at the NYSWYSA Annual Awards’ Banquet to be held on November 10, 2012. Please support us in achieving that goal. The NYSWYSA wants to ensure recognition of individuals from our soccer community for their exemplary efforts and significant contributions to the youth participants and the game of soccer. You are the only people that can make this happen and any suggestions you may have to achieve that end will certainly be welcome.
Serving you in soccer,
Roger J. Best
NYSWYSA Awards “Champion” & Committee Chairman
Rochester District Commissioner/NYSWYSA
21 Iland Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1325
Soccer Phone & Fax: 585-426-8343