Annual Awards Nomination Time!


Every year in early November the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) hosts an Annual Award's Banquet held during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Weekend to publicly recognize and honor individuals who have distinguished themselves with their exemplary voluntary contributions to the youth soccer community.

Listed below are the annual awards that are available:

  • Administrator of the Year sponsored by Demosphere
  • 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

Last year thirty four (34) award nominations were received and much to the satisfaction and pleasure of the NYSWYSA Board of Directors (BOD), all six of the available awards were presented to deserving individuals at last year's banquet.

The NYSWYSA BOD is well aware that there are always deserving people for all of these awards each year.  With this thought in mind, once again, the NYSWYSA President Rich Wagner has requested all Board Members to actively promote the awards.  As the current NYSWYSA Award's Committee Chairman, it is my honor to “champion” this important activity.

In that capacity, it is my request to anyone who reads this message to assist in advertising and promoting the aforementioned awards in any and all means at your disposal.  Please utilize any distribution lists that you have to disseminate this communication and the information concerning these awards.  It is my intent 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.  If there is anything that I can do to help you in this regard, please feel free to contact me.

With the outdoor season now in full swing, it is time to start thinking about these awards.  It is never too early to watch 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 you can’t find the time to submit a nomination form.  All of the forms can be found on and downloaded from the NYSWYSA Website: nyswysa.org

Completed forms and supporting documentation should be sent via US Mail to the NYSWYSA State Office:

PO Box 1247

Corning, NY  14830

or emailed to NYSWYSA Administrative Assistant Terri Raeder: traeder@nyswysa.org

It is my prime objective and that of the entire NYSWYSA BOD to once again be able to see all six of the aforementioned awards presented to deserving recipients at the NYSWYSA Annual Awards’ Banquet on November 8, 2014.  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.  It is only you that can make this happen and any suggestions you may have to achieve that end will certainly be appreciated.

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

Email: rbest@nyswysa.org or rbest3@rochester.rr.com