Alberta Soccer Awards

Each year, Alberta Soccer gives out awards to those who show outstanding achievement or a dedication to the sport we all love. The passion and dedication these players, coaches, referees, administrators, volunteers, and leaders demonstrate each day inspires and motivates those in their communities and beyond. If you know a person (or people) who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions to soccer, show them your appreciation and nominate them for an Alberta Soccer Award.

Nominations for 2020 Awards will be open from November 1st – 30th, 2020.

All winners will be notified (directly or via their nominators) by January 15th, 2021 and be invited to receive their award in person at the Annual Award Banquet to be held in Calgary on February 20th, 2021.

Alberta Soccer Award Winner Archive

Legacy Awards for Long-Term Contributions

Life Membership

Individuals are inducted who have made a meritorious contribution to the Alberta Soccer Association.

Winner is selected by the Alberta Soccer Membership at the Annual General Meeting.

President’s Award

Selected by the Alberta Soccer President to recognize one person’s outstanding achievement and contribution to soccer.

Shield of Merit

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and long-term dedication to Soccer in Alberta.

Winner is selected by the Board of Directors.

Current members of the Board of Directors or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.

Golden Whistle

Presented to an individual who has made long-standing contributions to officiating in Alberta.

Selected by Alberta Soccer Referee Development Committee.

Current members of the Referee Development Committee or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.

Bert Goldberger Technical Award

Presented to an individual who has demonstrated Technical Leadership which has enhanced the reputation of soccer in Alberta. The recipient should lead or inspire others to improve the game of soccer from a regional, provincial, national or international perspective.

Winner is selected by the Technical Committee.

Current members of the Technical Committee or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.

Recognition Awards for the Past Year or Recent Year’s Contributions

Woman of Distinction

This award recognizes one woman’s outstanding achievements and contribution to leading, coaching, officiating and/or playing soccer in Alberta.

Winner is selected by the Alberta Soccer Development of Women in Soccer Committee.

Current members of the Development of Women in Soccer Committee or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.

Golden Shoe

Presented to the team of the year (Youth and/or Senior) to recognize them for their accomplishments in the past year.

Selected by the Alberta Soccer Competitions Committee.

Silver Badge Award

Presented to a Referee whose age does not exceed 28 years who has demonstrated dedication, loyalty, leadership and support for other officials this past year with aspirations of further developing their referee career.

Winner is selected by the Referee Development Committee.

Current members of the Referee Development Committee or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.

Award of Merit

Presented to those who have displayed great achievements and brought pride to soccer in Alberta in  the past year.

Nominations for multiple people/groups from one district may be submitted with up to one winner from each district to be selected (up to 23 awarded annually).

Winners selected by Alberta Soccer Board of Directors.

Physical Literacy Coach of the Year

Presented to a Trained Coach who is committed to LTPD Stages 1, 2 and 3 (Active Start, FUNdamentals or Learn to Train) and directs his/her program with sportsmanship and within the principles of the Long-Term Player Development plan.

This Coach should aspire to further development at the provincial and/or national level.

Winner is selected by the Technical Committee.

Current members of the Technical Committee or past members of one year or less are not eligible for nomination.