Advocacy Awards of Excellence

BLACK SOCCER COACHES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Black Soccer Coaches Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has worked and/or served to bring attention, honor and distinction to soccer coaches of color in the game.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by each Diversity Group. The award will be presented each January at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Black Soccer Coaches Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Recipients

2018 – Kim Crabbe

 

DISABILITIES ALLIES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Disabilities Allies Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has demonstrated experience, contributed growth and has inspired others to get involved with disability soccer.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by each Diversity Group. The award will be presented each January at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Disabilities Allies Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Recipients

2018 – Lauren Gregg

 

FAITH-BASED COACHES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Faith-Based Coaches Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has used their leadership style to influence individuals and core team values transparently and authentically in their work with their players, school and soccer community.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by each Diversity Group. The award will be presented each January at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Faith-Based Coaches Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Recipients

2018 – Dan Wood

 

LATINO COACHES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Latino Coaches Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment in the Latin soccer community.

The candidate for this award should have demonstrated a great impact, instilled sportsmanship, used the game to teach life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, problem solving, commitment, coping with success and failure, self-discipline, time management, cooperation, collaboration and respect to his/her players, parents and others. They should be a role model with positive influence that fosters the importance of education and creates a training environment that allows for enthusiasm, creativity and self-confidence.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by each Diversity Group. The award will be presented each January at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Latino Coaches Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Recipients

2018 – Charlie Inverso

 

LGBT & ALLIES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The LGBT & Allies Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to honor and recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has had a significant positive influence on the LGBT soccer community. The candidate should be a soccer coach, player or administrator at the high school, college or club level who has contributed to LGBT inclusive environments in their respective areas of influence such as contributing, promoting and/or advocating on behalf LGBT coaches, players and fans of the game.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by the Diversity Group. The award will be presented each January at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

LGBT & Allies Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Recipients

2018 – Sue Ryan

 

NATIVE AMERICAN COACHES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Native American Coaches Advocacy Group has established an annual Award of Excellence to recognize an individual, organization, group or other entity who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in the Native American soccer community. The candidate should be a soccer coach, player or administrator at the high school, college or club level. The candidate should have contributed to the Native American inclusive environment in their respective areas of influence such as promoting and/or advocating on behalf of Native American coaches, players and fans.

The candidate should have instilled sportsmanship and used the game to teach life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, problem solving, commitment, coping with success and failure, self-discipline, time management, cooperation, collaboration and respect to his/her players, parents and others. They should be a role model with positive influence that fosters the importance of education and creates a training environment that allows for enthusiasm, creativity and self-confidence.

The nominee can be a member or non-member. Selection is coordinated by a Chair appointed by the Advocacy Group. The award will be presented at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Native American Coaches Award of Excellence Nomination Form

WOMEN’S SOCCER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Sponsored by Women and Girls In Soccer (WAGS), the Women’s Soccer Award of Excellence was established in 1999 to recognize those who have brought honor and distinction to women’s soccer. WAGS has supplied sponsorship funds from this award to be used in the promotion of the women’s game through various inner-city programs. Funds also will be donated to charities that promote female soccer participation.

Women’s Soccer Award of Excellence Nomination Form

Past Winners

2018 – Nancy Feldman, Boston University
2017 – Carin Gabarra, United States Naval Academy
2016 – Marcia McDermott, Army West Point
2015 – Janet Rayfield, University of Illinois
2014 – Denise Dallamora, Brandeis University
2013 – Kristine Lilly, United States Women’s National Team
2012 – Lesle Gallimore, University of Washington
2011 – Sue Ryan, Stony Brook University
2010 – John Daly, College of William and Mary
2009 – Louise Waxler, Kicks Against Breast Cancer
2008 – Tony DiCicco, Boston Breakers
2007 – Charlotte Moran, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
2006 – Anson Dorrance, University of North Carolina
2005 – Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO and Publisher of Soccer America
2004 – Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran University
2003 – Adele Dolansky, Washington Area Girls Soccer League
2002 – Michelle Morgan, Amherst College
2001 – Lauren Gregg, WUSA Vice President of Player Personnel and Technical Director
2000 – Michelle Akers, U.S. Women’s National Team, FIFA Female Player of the Century
1999 – April Heinrichs, U.S. Women’s National Team