FA's Annual Awards


Each year we honour our coaches, officials and significant volunteers with Football Alberta awards. Please take the time to nominate someone you feel deserves special recognition. Please complete a nomination form and email your nomination to admin@footballalberta.ab.ca prior to noon on Monday January 9, 2023. Award winners will be chosen at Football Alberta’s AGM in January 2023.

Rob and Grace Zittlau Media Award

This award was created in 2020 to recognize people on the technical side of the sport, be they local media reporting on amateur football or individuals who work in the ever-increasing electronic side of our sport.

Criteria:

- Must be someone involved with the electronic delivery of football either in support of teams (i.e. video, webcast, statistics) or the local media.
- Media members must be someone who has done a good job of covering amateur football in the Province of Alberta.

Football Officials Award

Awarded annually to a football official who has made outstanding contribution to the development of amateur officials in Alberta.

Criteria:

- Long term commitment to the development of football officials at all levels.
- Leadership role in local officials' organization.
- Recognized by peers as having made a significant impact on offical's development at a local or provincial level.

 

Novice Football Coach of the Year Award

To be presented to a Novice football coach (head or assistant) in recognition of significant contribution to the local growth and development of football during the first few years of active coaching at any level.

Criteria:

- Nominees must be in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of coaching.
- Award based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.
- Documented contribution to the promotion and development of the team activities as a result of the coach's initiative.

 

Atom/Peewee Football Coach of the Year Award

Presented to a minor level coach in recognition of significant contribution to the growth and development at the Atom or Peewee level.

Criteria:

- Nominees must have coached 4 or more years at any level.
- Award based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.

 

Bantam Football Coach of the Year Award

Presented to a minor level coach in recognition of significant contribution to the growth and development at the Bantam level.

Criterion:

- Nominees must have coached 4 or more yrs. at any level -Award based on coaching accomplishment in year nominated.

 

Tier I High School Football Coach of the Year Award

Presented in honour of the former Director of Player Development of the Edmonton Eskimos in recognition of his contribution to amateur football in Alberta and Canada. The recipient of this award makes significant contribution to the local growth and development of football in a Tier 1 high school program.

Criteria:

- Nominees must have coached for 4 or more years at any level.
- Award is based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.
- Coaching at an ASAA Tier 1 school (1250+ students) or as declared for ASAA Provincials.

 

Tier II High School Football Coach of the Year Award

Presented in memory of Laurie Robertson, a Calgary High School football coach, teacher, administrator and gentleman, who died in l967. The recipient of this award makes a significant contribution to the local growth and development of football in a Tier II high school program.

Criteria:

- Nominees must have coached for 4 or more years at any level.
- Award is based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.
- Coaching at an ASAA Tier 2 school (750-1249 students) or as declared for ASAA Provincials.

 

Tier III High School Football Coach of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the coach who is the most worthy from Tier 3 schools. 

Criteria:

- Nominees must have coached for 4 or more years at any level.
- Award is based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.
- Coaching at an ASAA Tier 3 school (450-749 students) or as declared for ASAA Provincials. 

 

Tier IV High School Football Coach of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the coach who is the most worthy from Tier 4 schools. 

Criteria:

- Nominees must have coached for 4 or more years at any level.
- Award is based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated.
- Coaching at an ASAA Tier 4 school (under 450 students) or as declared for ASAA Provincials.

 

Gary Hobson Memorial Award

Presented in memory of Gary Hobson, a former manager of the Calgary Stampeders. The recipient of this award is an active member of the football community, (team executive, assistant coach, manager, equipment manager, athletic therapist or anyone connected with a football organization) who makes a significant contribution to the promotion, growth and development of amateur football over an extended period of time.

Criterion:

- Nominees must have made a significant contribution to amateur football at any level for 4 or more years.

 

Norm Kimball Coach of the Year Award

Presented in honour of the former general manager of the Edmonton Eskimo Football club. Norm Kimball was the main motivation force behind the organization of the Alberta Football Coaches Association that evolved into the Alberta Amateur Football Association, now Football Alberta. Norm was also key in the origination of the Annual Coaches Clinic held in Calgary. This is the major award of Football Alberta. Coaches working at any level of amateur football are eligible for nomination.

Criteria:

- Nominees must have made a significant contribution to amateur football at any level for 4 or more years.
- Although long term contribution is considered, the award is primarily based on coaching accomplishment in the year nominated. 

 

Football Alberta Life Membership Award/Hall Of Fame Award

The nominees are individuals in the football community who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and amateur football in Alberta at any level, over an extended period of time and maybe are either moving from the province or planning to reduce their active participation and involvement in football. The intent is to recognize those individuals in any area who have made a contribution to the Football Alberta community, on or off the field of play. This honour is presented to truly worthy nominees who have reached and maintained a significant level of excellence that categorizes the recipient among the selected few who deserve such prestigious recognition. Since this award is to honour only those who have made a major impact on Football Alberta and amateur football in Alberta, it is not necessarily presented each year and is subject to the following voting criterion.

Criterion:

To be eligible to receive this award, nominees must receive 75% of all ballots cast by Board members in the year of nomination. Voting delegates may vote for as many or as few deserving candidates as they wish. Those nominees not receiving the 75% support will remain on the active ballot for a period of 5 years. If nominees have not received the 75% supporting threshold during the 5 year time period following their original nomination, their names are removed from future ballots.

 

 

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