Soccer Parent of the Month

soocer-parentBrought to you by COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer.

We know that for every dedicated soccer player out there, there is a dedicated soccer parent cheering them on from the sideline. Do you go above and beyond to make sure your child gets the support they deserve while playing soccer? COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer are hosting a Soccer Parent of the Month contest in recognition or parents who positively contribute to their child’s involvement in soccer which includes eating well as part of a healthy soccer lifestyle.

Enter this contest or nominate someone you know by the 25th of each month and one individual will have a chance win a prize pack containing: COBS Bread prize pack, an Alberta Soccer Tote Bag, a ‘Proud Soccer Parent’ T-Shirt and a mini soccer ball.

April Soccer Parent of the Month

Meet April’s Soccer Parent of the Month: Mike Levesque, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Mike’s favourite COBS Recipe from cobsbread.com is Cinnamon French Toast

Mike deserves this recognition because of his commitment and dedication to soccer, to his own children, and to the many players he has coached.  His oldest daughter is now 22 and she started playing outdoor soccer at U10.  That started our family’s love of the game.  Since then our four other children have all played both indoor and outdoor soccer.  Mike has coached 2 indoor soccer teams each year for the past 7 years (as either head coach and assistant coach).  When he started coaching, he was nervous since he’d never played the game, but the other option was for the team to fold because no one else stood up to be the coach.

Mike has now taken all the coaching courses and spends countless hours preparing in advance for practices and games.  On average, he has impacted over 200 children.  Mike is known as a very patient but competitive coach.  He pushes all the players to put in their best effort, and to be humble whether they win or lose.  Mike believes that every child has an important role to play on the team, and he is excellent at finding their best spot.  His teams have been successful in Provincials, but more than that, he has encouraged his players to do their best, improve from year to year and to be good sportsmen/women.

Within our own family, Mike works tirelessly to balance work and sports.  We have four children currently involved in a variety of sports and extra curricular activities.  Mike has never wavered in his love of coaching soccer and being with the players on the field and on the bench.

Congratulations Mike on behalf of COBS Bread and Alberta Soccer!

Nominate Someone You Know

To nominate someone for the next Soccer Parent of the Month, email us at operations@albertasoccer.com with:

nominate-soccer-parent1. Name, City nominee is from, Number of Children playing soccer, Name of club/team children play for

2. Brief paragraph about why nominee deserves ‘Parent of the Month’ recognition

3. Title of your favourite healthy recipe in the ‘Delicious Ideas’ section of the www.cobsbread.com website

4. Picture of nominee(optional but encouraged)

Win a prize pack similar to the one pictured! The name of the monthly winner and their favourite COBS recipe will be posted on the Soccer Parent of the Month webpage and celebrated on social media.

Rules and Regulations

  • Be sure to submit the name of the recipe in your email, as well as the nominee’s name and mailing address.
  • The mailing address and email address will be seen by select staff from Alberta Soccer and COBS Bread, and will not be shared or used for any purpose other than to identify the winner of the contest.
  • By entering the contest you acknowledge that Alberta Soccer and COBS Bread will publish the winner’s name, province, and favourite recipe through social media properties and/or at albertasoccer.com and cobsbread.com
  • One winner will be selected by a random draw from all entries that submit their favourite recipe from cobsbread.com, and have their child registered in an Alberta Soccer member program.
  • The deadline for submissions is the 25th of every month and winners will be announced on the last Friday of each month on the Alberta Soccer website
  • The contest is open to all Albertans 18 years of age or older.
  • Employees and immediate or domiciled family of COBS Bread or Alberta Soccer are not eligible to enter the contest.