Louisiana Soccer Association celebrates success and achievement in community soccer every year, and individuals across the board will be recognized at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) August 1-2 held at the New Orleans Marriott at Lakeway in Metarie.
The weekend will commence with registration on Saturday morning. After registration, LSA will present a number of seminars, coaching clinics, discussions and organizational meetings on a variety of topics. The Council Meetings will be held on Sunday.
The agenda is being developed and speakers are being confirmed. The AGM Schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
Awards will be presented during the AGM, and nominations are welcome from all LSA member organizations. Below is a list of the LSA Annual Awards. If you know an outstanding individual to nominate, please visit the LSA website for more information.
Louisiana Soccer Association Hall of Fame
First and foremost, we celebrate long-standing contributions to soccer by periodically inducting special individuals to Louisiana Soccer Hall of Fame. The LSA Hall of Fame Committee entertains nominations as they are submitted. Criteria for induction into the LSA Hall of Fame include at least ten (10) years of high achievement and excellence in contributing to soccer in Louisiana and/or as a representative of Louisiana soccer in one or more of the following categories:
Individual Achievement Awards
Louisiana Soccer Association also recognizes, on an annual basis, extraordinary achievements and a sense of commitment displayed by individuals in various roles throughout the game. These awards mirror those given by US Youth Soccer and each award winner from Louisiana is nominated for the Region III and perhaps National recipient.
The Administrator of the Year Award honors the dedication and accomplishments of an individual involved in soccer administration in Louisiana.
The Young Referee of the Year recipients are awarded for their dedication to the game, their outstanding personal accomplishments, serving as role models to other youth referees and players, and for their excellence as recognized by their adult referee peers and mentors.
The Competitive Coach of the Year is awarded to a competitive coach for both a boys’ team and a girls’ team for his or her coaching performance, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and good citizenship.
The Recreational Coach of the Year is awarded to a recreation coach for both a boys’ team and a girls’ recreational team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.
The TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Award is awarded for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Buddy. The nominees demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. The Buddy of the Year is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities.
The Volunteer of the Year Award honors those who are excellent role models throughout their community. Willingness to promote players and the game of soccer, sound moral and ethical character and working to increase the opportunities to participate in soccer are all characteristics of nominees for the Volunteer of the Year award.