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?
To nominate someone for an award, please click on the Award, fill out the nomination form, and submit the nomination with the required criteria listed. Submissions should be sent via email to Jennifer@alsoccer.org.” In the email subject line, list the award you are submitting a nomination for.
Nominations due by Friday, September 30th at 5:00 PM
ASA Selections Committee will send final nominations from Alabama to US Youth Soccer for submissions into South Region winners. South Region winners are submitted for National US Youth “…of the year Awards” and National winners will be invited to the US Youth Soccer Annual Awards Gala.
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. Despite not feeling his best, he continued 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 was 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 write a letter of nomination on why you are nominating the person, two reference letters citing that person as a servant leader, coaching credentials, and any future courses they plan on attending to help promote the game of soccer in Alabama. Submit all nominations to Jennifer@alsoccer.org.