The Community Award is dedicated to the individual who has made a life-long commitment and impact on the soccer community of Charlotte. This individual, shall have demonstrated himself or herself to be of the highest integrity while impacting the beautiful game. In addition, he or she has achieved a high level of success while doing so.
THE GOLDEN BOOT AWARD
This award will be given to the male and female who have scored the most goals in the 2016 season. This can be combined goals of school and club teams.
TEAM COMMUNITY AWARD
This award will go to the team that has not only acheived success on the field but has also worked hard to give back to their community. Whether it be through service projects, fundraisers, camps and clinics, etc... The team that wins this award not only thinks about themselves but how they as soccer players can help improve the community and have a positive impact on others.
GOAL KEEPER OF THE YEAR
This award will go to the top goalkeeper of the year. This is not just a statistical award, so it will not necessarily go to the keeper with the lowest goals against average. This award will go to the goalie who not only is achieiving success between the posts, but is also a proven leader on his or her team.
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
The Defender of the Year Award is given to both the top male and female defenders. These award nominees should exemplify a tough and never quite defending spirit as well as a leadership quality that can be seen all over the field.
ARCHITECH SPORTS COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Comeback Player of the Year seeks to honor a male and female player who has had to overcome a difficult situation to return to the field of play. It could be an injury, or other circumstances that this individual has had to perservere through to get where they are today.
TEAM OF THE YEAR
The top Girls and Boys teams will be honored in this category. This team should have reached a high level of success and earned the respect of their opponents, while playing an attractive and fair style of soccer. This award can be a Club team or High School team.
We seek to honor success, fair play, and teamwork with this award. It may be a team who won it all, or simply a team who turned it around.
COACH OF THE YEAR
The top Boys and Girls Coaches will be awarded in this category. It is to honor the individual who get the most our of his or her team while developing the individual talent of that team. It is not to honor the Coach with the most wins, but the Coach who successfully develops a well rounded soccer player, and quality individual. He or she is to be making an impact on every player they come in contact with.
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Young Player of the Year Award is given to both the top girl and boy players from ages 10-14 years old.
This award is designed to recognize hard work, dedication, and the potential to be an impact player in the years to come.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Player of the Year Award is given to both the top male and female ages 15-18.
We honor excellence, hard work, dedication, and leadership with this award. The winners will be both impact players on and off the pitch.
The Greater Charlotte Soccer Gala provides an opportunity to recognize excellence in the beautiful game. The awards that are given are carefully chosen.
The anonymous selection committee will review every nomination on paper, as well as speak to references, and live evaluations.