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.

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Awards Given by Alberta Soccer

Life Membership

Individuals are inducted for their continued and outstanding dedication to soccer in Alberta while on the Alberta Soccer Board. 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.

Award of Merit

Presented to those who’ve displayed great achievements and brought pride to soccer in the past year. Selected by the Alberta Soccer Board of Directors.

Shield of Merit

Awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding contributions and long-term dedication to soccer in Alberta. Selected by the Alberta Soccer Board of Directors.

Golden Shoe

Presented to the team of the year – recognizing them for their success. This award is selected by the Alberta Soccer Competitions Committee.

Woman of Distinction

Selected by the Alberta Soccer Development of Women in Soccer Committee, this award recognizes one woman’s outstanding achievements and contribution to soccer in Alberta.

Golden Whistle

Presented to the individual who has a long-standing contribution to officiating. This award is selected by the Alberta Soccer Referee Development Committee.

Silver Badge Award

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

Bert Goldberger Technical Leader

Presented to an individual who has demonstrated Technical Leadership in an effort to enhance 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. Selected by the Technical Committee.

Physical Literacy Coach of the Year

Presented to a Trained Coach who is working or 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. The Coach should have aspirations of further development at the provincial and/or national level. Selected by the Technical Committee.