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MSA Awards Programs
Each Year MSA presents awards to individuals that aid, impact and improve the state of the association and it's members
Coach of the Year: Each year MSA will select a Coach of the Year for Boys and Girls in the following categories:
Recreational – Boys
Recreational – Girls
Select – Boys
Select – Girls
The selected candidates will represent MSA in U.S. Youth Soccer competition. Each District will select it District Coach of the Year in these categories to compete for the MSA Coach of the Year Awards. The MSA Council will select the state winners from the district winners in consideration. State winners will be announced at the AGM with both state and district winners receiving appropriate awards. Organizations who nominate coaches for the district award must complete The USYS Coach of The Year Nomination Form.
Youth Referee of the Year:Each year MSA will select a Youth Referee of the Year for Boys and Girls who will represent MSA in the U.S. Youth Soccer competition. Each District will select it District Youth Referee of the Year for Boys and Girls who will them compete for the MSA Youth Referee of the Year Awards. The MSA Council will select the state winners from the district winners in consideration. State winners will be announced at the AGM with both state and district winners receiving appropriate awards. Organizations who nominate individuals for the award must complete The MSA-USYS Youth Referee Forms can be downloaded on the MSA website at www.mississippisoccer.org.
George Hoff Award: The MSA State Referee Committee selects and recognizes an outstanding Senior Referee in honor of the founder of the Mississippi Soccer Association.
Volunteer of the Year: Each year MSA will select a Volunteer of the Year. Organizations will submit their nominations to their District Director prior to established deadlines. The MSA Council will select a winner from the nominees received. The Parent of the Year will be announced at the AGM and presented with a certificate from USYS. Forms can be downloaded at the MSA website at www.mississippisoccer.org.
MSA Administrator of the Year (Suzanne Brown Award): Each year MSA will select an Administrator of the year who will receive a certificate from USYS. Nominees should be submitted to your District Director by the established deadlines. The winner will be announced at the AGM. Forms can be downloaded or entered online at the MSA website at www. mississippisoccer.org.
Player Sportsmanship of the Year: MSA will recognize one player from each team in MSA with a Player Sportsmanship of the Year Award. Each member organization or team will select the player who exhibits the greatest sportsmanship for the year. Each organization should provide MSA with complete list of players receiving the Sportsmanship of the Year Award. Forms can be downloaded or entered online at the MSA website at www. mississippisoccer.org. After required signatures are affixed, MSA will return Award Certificates to the organization for presentation to the Award Winners.
MSA Sportsmanship Award: This award will be presented to the team in each age/gender division of a MSA-sponsored tournament who achieve the maximum points for the adopted evaluation criteria as scored by the game referees during the preliminary games prior to the Championship Game or all played round robin games. Excessive off-field misbehavior will disqualify a team from the sportsmanship competition at any time during the tournament period.