Nominate Your Favorite Volunteer for Coach of the Year
If there is someone you would like to recognize for their special efforts in youth sports, voting is now open for the CoachDeck 2009 Volunteer Coach of the Year Award.
San Diego, CA October 1, 2009 – CoachDeck LLC is presenting its first annual, Volunteer Coach of the Year Award. You can vote for your favorite coach at www.coachdeck.com/award.asp.
“There are thousands of volunteers across the country selflessly donating their time and effort to coach youth sports,” says Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck. “Often, their only thanks come in the form of a handshake from a few parents after the final game of the season. We wanted to provide a forum to recognize those folks who make a positive difference in their communities.”
Submitting a nomination only takes a few minutes and every individual will be notified via email congratulating them on being recommended for the award. CoachDeck’s employees will judge all submissions, and a winner will be announced November 16th. The winning coach will receive a prize package from local merchants and national companies such as Cleatskins, Crown Awards and Sports Sensors.
Nominees will be evaluated on many criteria including length of service, volunteering for multiple teams, additional community involvement and noteworthy achievements. However, the only requirement is that all coaching duties be of a strictly volunteer nature.
Tens of thousands of soccer, baseball and basketball coaches nationwide use CoachDeck’s drill cards to run fun and effective practices. The company specializes in tools for volunteer coaches and felt an award for the Coach of the Year would be appropriate.
“The volunteer coach is the stitching that holds community youth sports organizations together,” says Gotta. “They are the first to the field, the last to leave, and usually spend more time with other children than with their own. We hope the recognition this award provides lets them know they are appreciated.”
CoachDeck cards were created to assist the millions of hard-working youth sports volunteers and parents who would like to help players learn important skills and fundamentals though fun drills and games. Designed by professional coaches, the drills in CoachDeck can be performed by players from 6-16 and are laid out in a fast, easy-to-understand format that allows coaches to conduct an extremely effective practice with little or no preparation.
Brian Gotta, Principal