ASA ‘of the Year’ Awards
Each year, Alabama Soccer honors outstanding contributions to youth soccer by asking its membership to nominate coaches, volunteers, and administrators.
Is there someone in your soccer world who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to contribute and grow the game soccer in your community?
Each year individuals are recognized in various categories and Alabama Soccer will publicly recognize these individuals at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), usually slated for the first weekend in February of each year.
To nominate someone for the below awards, please click on the Award, fill out the nomination form and submit the nomination with the required criteria listed within the application with subject line of the “Specific” Award to the ASA office or email: [email protected]”
2021 Nominations Extended:
Monday, May 17, 2021
Ken Headley Commitment to the Game Award
In 2019, Alabama Soccer Association created the Ken Headley Commitment to the Game Award to honor a man who passed away in the months leading up to the 2019 AGM. Ken was a long time coach in Alabama garnering a reputation as a servant leader, a coach whom his players loved, and a friend to all who knew him. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2018, Ken demonstrated the same tenacity he instructed in his players by fighting the good fight, maintaining hope in the face diminishing health, and despite not feeling his best continuing to be on the field coaching when his body allowed him to be. While his loss was felt by all who knew him, his spirit will never be forgotten and lives on in the Ken Headley Commitment to the Game Award. Last year the award created and presented to Ken’s wife, Lynn Headley in recognition of a life well lived, a coach who will never be forgotten, and a man all would do well to emulate.
To Nominate Someone for the Ken Headley Commitment to the Game Award please send a letter of nomination and why you are nominating the person, two reference letters as a servant leader, coaching credentials, and what future courses you plan on attending to help promote the game of soccer in Alabama. Please send all nominations with the “Specific” Nomination Award in the subject line to [email protected]