BALTIMORE, May 1, 2013 – US Lacrosse and its men’s and women’s game youth subcommittees are currently accepting nominations for the US Lacrosse Youth Awards, which honor individuals who have made a significant impact at the youth lacrosse level.
US Lacrosse will accept nominations through August 1, 2013, for nine awards celebrating officials, coaches, program administrators and other contributors of the game. Individuals can be nominated for more than one award. The recipients will be announced the first week in September.
The 2013 US Lacrosse Youth Award winners will be honored at the 2014 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, at presentations prior to a men’s and women’s game live field session.
To learn more about the awards or to submit a nomination, visit uslacrosse.org/YouthAwards.
A complete listing of the awards and their descriptions:
Outstanding Contribution to the Game: U15 and younger (one award)
The youth game's highest honor is given to a US Lacrosse member who is a long-standing contributor to the youth game and has had a lasting impact by supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision. Selected jointly by both men's and women's youth subcommittees.
Youth Coach of the Year – Girls
Given to an outstanding youth girls’ coach who embodies the characteristics of an ideal coach supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision, dedicating him or herself to his or her players and providing the best possible lacrosse experience for everyone involved.
Youth Coach of the Year – Boys
Given to an outstanding youth boys’ coach who embodies the characteristics of an ideal coach supporting US Lacrosse mission and vision, dedicating him or herself to his or her players and providing the best possible lacrosse experience for everyone involved.
Program Administrator of the Year
Given to an outstanding administrator of a league or program who runs a program of excellence that upholds the mission and vision of US Lacrosse.
Outstanding Youth Official (one award)
Given to an exemplary member of the "third team on the field" who embodies the characteristics of an ideal role model, teacher, and mentor supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision and seeking to maintain a high quality of experience for all on the field.
Excellence in Growing the Game
Given to an individual who supports the US Lacrosse mission and vision, working effectively and tirelessly to develop lacrosse in a particular geographic area.
One for All Award
This award honors a young adult who has given unselfishly of his or her time and talent to help grow and build lacrosse awareness. This individual must be a US Lacrosse member who thoroughly embodies the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. He or she is typically a person who has volunteered time, while balancing a busy schedule, to mentor others and give back to the sport.
Founders' Circle (one award)
This is a unique award given to someone who has founded a program, product or idea that has staying power within the sport. This individual has a positive impact on the youth game and/or its constituents and must be a current US Lacrosse member who thoroughly embraces the mission and vision of US Lacrosse. This award may or may not be awarded annually, pending qualified nominations.
To view the mission and vision of US Lacrosse, mentioned in award descriptions, visit: uslacrosse.org/AboutUSLacrosse.