Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association is asking that each member league and club turn its attention inwards to their volunteers in an effort to acknowledge those whose contributions have made a difference.

The organization is seeking nominations for several awards.

Eastern New York will select a person in each category who will receive our recognition and will also be forwarded as our candidate for additional recognition at the Regional and National levels.

The entries must be on a specific form and be completed as comprehensively as possible or they cannot be considered. These forms are attached or linked below.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Girls Travel Coach of the Year

Boys Travel 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 Coach of the Year

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Goal of the Year: https://fs23.formsite.com/USYS/2021GotYForm/index.html

Save of the Year: https://fs23.formsite.com/USYS/2021SotYForm/index.html

Nominations must be received at the Eastern New York office on or before Sept. 15 to be considered. The address is Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, 167 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City South, NY 11530 or the form can be e-mailed to Randy Vogt at [email protected]

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