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Award Nomination Process


Nomination Deadline:  January 3rd, 2024
Submission Deadline for Save of the Year AND Goal of the Year:  December 8th, 2023


Awards are for the previous seasonal year of soccer between August 1st through July 31st.  So for example a nomination for the goal of the year award that was scored in September of 2023 would not be eligible.   But a goal nomination scored in September of 2022 would be accepted as a valid nomination.  In order to nominate an individual for an award, you must complete the two step application process.


Your application WILL NOT be accepted until both Step 1 and Step 2 are completed.


Award Categories & Details


Administrator of the Year

This award is designed to recognize excellence and outstanding achievement of administrators by honoring their extraordinary accomplishments.


Young Referee of the Year (Male & Female)

The young male and female that receives this award is professional in appearance, dependable, consistent in performance, has a positive attitude toward players and team officials. This young referee must be a role model both on and off of the playing field.


Volunteer of the Year

This award recognizes the soccer volunteer who is a positive role model for the community beyond soccer, yet receives no compensation for the efforts. This person demonstrates a willingness to promote soccer and helps increase the opportunity for others to participate in soccer. 


Coach of the Year (Boys & Girls Award for Rec. & Competitive)

These recipients dedicate their time and efforts to soccer through coaching. They promote participation and fun to the players. Players and peers view this person as an influential role model, a person who is in the game for the kids to have fun and creates a positive playing environment.


TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

The nominees show extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Coach if the individual, in carrying out the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program and its events and activities.  


TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

The nominees demonstrates patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. This person is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. 


Save of the Year

Awarded to the best goalkeeper save caught on video during the season year.  It can be from a youth league, state tournament, Midwest Conference, National League, or a High School match.  The only requirement is that the player making the save is a registered KSYSA player for that year.


Goal of the Year

Awarded to the best goal that was caught on video during the season year.  It can be from a youth league, state tournament, Midwest Conference, National League, or a High School match.  The only requirement is that the player making the goal is a registered KSYSA player for that year.



Presidential Exemplary Service Award

This award is the most prestigious award bestowed on a KSYSA Member can receive during a given seasonal year.  It is presented by the KSYSA President and Executive Director to an individual(s) who serves with integrityhonorhumor and humility. They have demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to coaching, administrating, refereeing, and educating young participants in a youth soccer community within the state of Kansas.  They have made significant contributions to youth participants on and off the field by instilling the principles of good sportsmanshipdevelopment of the participant, and promotion of the game of soccer within Kansas.

Step 1:  Award & Hall of Fame Nomination Forms

First fill out completely one of the nomination forms above.  People may be nominated for multiple awards as long as they meet the criteria for that award. Below are the nomination forms by award category. 

Administrator of the Year -- Nomination Form

Young Referee(s) of the Year -- Nomination Form

Volunteer of the Year -- Nomination Form

Boys & Girls Competitive Coach of the Year --  Nomination Form

Boys & Girls Recreation Coach of the Year -- Nomination Form

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year -- Nomination Form

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year -- Nomination Form

Save of the Year -- Online Form

Goal of the Year -- Online Form

Presidential Exemplary Service Award -- Nomination Form


Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame Nomination Forms






Step 2:  Submitting Your Application Forms

SUBMIT application forms and any other information that is required.  


Nominations Deadline:  January 3rd, 2023




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