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Coach & Parent of the Year

Spring 2023 Coach & Parent of the Year

These awards honor an individual coach and parent and celebrate their contributions to
our organization. Our winners will be recognized locally and submitted as nominees for
the national awards.

The Coach of the Year award is presented to an individual who embodies the high
standards of a volunteer coach. This coach is someone who places the emotional and
physical well-being of players ahead of any personal desire to win; treats each player as
an individual; is an enthusiastic team leader and a positive role model; has a thorough
knowledge of the techniques and rules of the sport they’re coaching; and understands
that they can use their role as a coach to influence so many other areas of a child’s life.

The Parent of the Year award is presented to one special youth sports parent who
consistently emphasizes fun, learning and safety; treats every child with the same
respect and patience as their own child; and who is an enthusiastic supporter of the
coach and the team.

Each year, Coach and Parent of the Year award winners are presented with a gift basket full of gift cards and other goodies from our local businesses. Additionally, each winner is recognized by the Mayor at a City Council meeting!

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted!

Click on the tabs below to nominate a coach and parent of the year!

Coach of the Year Nomination

Click here to nominate a Coach of the Year!

Parent of the Year Nomination

Click here to nominate a Parent of the Year!

Previous Award Winners


Season Sport Winner
Fall 2021 Flag Football Bo Cross
Fall 2021 Soccer Travis Jackson
Spring 2022 Softball Alex McCandless
Spring 2022 Baseball Rory Dahl
Spring 2022 Soccer Melissa Manly
Fall 2022 Flag Football Cory Aubuchon
Fall 2022 Soccer Ray Tingle
Spring 2023 Softball
Spring 2023 Baseball
Spring 2023 Soccer


Season Winner
Fall 2021 Mindy Vaclavik
Spring 2022 Jennifer Solomon
Fall 2022 Jennifer Rojas
Spring 2023

Fall 2022 Sponsors

Sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods

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A big thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) for sponsoring our Coach and Parent of the Year awards! DSG recognizes the value that youth sports provides to our community and wants to give back to the volunteers who make it all possible.


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