Nominate YOUR Volunteer for ENYYSA Recognition Awards!
April 10, 2014 | by Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
Over 25,000 passionate volunteers serve as the engine that drives the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
The ENYYSA and LIJSL feel it is important to recognize the contributions of those adult volunteers, without whom we would not be able to provide the wonderful soccer experience our youngsters enjoy. We continue to solicit nominations for a variety of awards designed to demonstrate our appreciation for the hours of devotion these valued individuals give to the kids.
In the past, response from our members has been poor, with several awards not presented due to lack of nominations. Therefore, we are again asking that each member organization turn their attention inwards to their volunteers and make an effort to recognize those whose contributions have truly been outstanding.
Two years ago, Eastern New York’s Operations Administrator, Cathy O’Brien, nominated Nkosi Burgess of the Dix Hills Heat for the Goal of the Year. Not only did his wonderful flick and overhead kick become the Eastern New York Goal of the Year, Nkosi was also honored for scoring the US Youth Soccer National Goal of the Year. But this would not have happened if Cathy did not take a few minutes to nominate Nkosi.
The nominations must be on a specific form and completed by July 15, which is sooner than previous years. The winners chosen by us in each category will receive not only our recognition at our Annual General Meeting in August but will also be forwarded as Eastern New York’s candidate for additional recognition at the Regional and National level.
These forms can be found on US Youth Soccer’s website (http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/Workshop/GalaAwards/) for each of the specific awards. Simply paste the link into your address bar.
Nominations must be received at the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association office (53 North Park Avenue, Suite 103, Rockville Centre, NY 11570) on or before July 15, 2014 to be considered and should reflect the current season ending August 31, 2014.
The categories are:
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
Girls Recreational Coach of the Year
Boys Recreational Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Administrator of the Year
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Goal of the Year
Save of the Year
Please take this opportunity to nominate our members through this great program!