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Annual Awards Nominations

It's that time of year again to celebrate the people who make a difference in our sport, recognize outstanding achievements and celebrate the success of our members!

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada believes in supporting excellence by recognizing exceptional performances of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The objectives for these awards are:

·       To honor the best representatives of our sport

·       Stimulate our representatives in the pursuit of excellence

·       To favour the visibility of excellence throughout the country

·       To create a link of our excellence with our sponsors, and the public.

Nominations are open to WSWC members (individuals, clubs, schools, and provincial associations). All individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens. Nominations for each award must be made by any two WSWC members in good standing.  Award descriptions and selection criteria are outlined below. 

Nomination Form - Nominations must be submitted online HERE.

Deadline for Nominations: November 14th, 2016

Award Categories

·        Male Athlete of the Year – Wakeboard & Water Ski

·        Female Athlete of the Year – Wakeboard & Water Ski

·        Junior Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Barefoot, Wakeboard & Water Ski

·        Top Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Adaptive & Barefoot

·        Steve Bush Coach of the Year – amongst all disciplines

·        Official of the Year – amongst all disciplines

·        Volunteer of the Year – amongst all disciplines

·        Province of the Year

 

Nomination Criteria

Category

Designation

Criteria

Male Athlete of the Year

1 in each of water ski and wakeboard

·        Demonstrates excellence in national or international performance by exemplifying the following characteristics: fair play, good sportsmanship, superior performance in major competitions and a commitment to training

·        Athlete must be 18 years of age or older

Female Athlete of the Year

1 in each of water ski and wakeboard

·        Demonstrates excellence in national or international level performance by exemplifying the following characteristics: fair play, good sportsmanship, superior performance in major competitions and a commitment to training

·        Athlete must be 18 years of age or older

Junior Athlete of the Year

(male or female) 1 in each of water ski, wakeboard and barefoot

·        Is a junior aged athlete in their respective discipline as of January 1 of the year of the award

-   For the purpose of this award, Junior refers to an athlete eligible to compete at the U17 or younger levels

·        Demonstrates excellence in national or international level performance by exemplifying the following characteristics of: fair play, good sportsmanship, superior performance in competitions and a commitment to training

Top Athlete of the Year

(male or female) 1 in each of barefoot and adaptive

·        Demonstrates excellence in national or international performance by exemplifying the following characteristics: fair play, good sportsmanship, superior performance in major competitions and a commitment to training

Steve Bush Coach of the Year

amongst all disciplines

·        Demonstrates competence and intervention in coaching, by developing and improving the performance of athletes at the provincial, national, or international levels

-   Minimum fully certified Level 1 or ‘Learn To’ Instructor within the National Coaching Certification Program within the WSWC Coach Certification Program

-   Coaches; athlete development principles, fair play and sportsmanship

-   Exemplifies dedication to coaching by promoting coaching certification values

Official of the Year

amongst all disciplines

·        Demonstrates competence in judgment and arbitration in events at the provincial, national, or international level.

·        Minimum provincial level official status

·        Officiates; athlete development principles, exemplifies fair play and sportsmanship

·        Exemplifies dedication to judging by promoting official certification

Volunteer of the Year

amongst all disciplines

·        Demonstrates exceptional volunteer contribution in promoting and developing the sport at the provincial, national, or international levels

·        Has made a significant contribution to the development of the sport in Canada.

Province of the Year

 

·        Awarded based on the results of an objective, statistical, scoring formula. The formula considers the following factors: membership (clubs, individuals, WSWC competitor license holders), WSWC sanctioned tournaments, national/international event hosting and attendance, coach and officials certification activities, and PSO compliance with report submissions

-   A full description of the scoring formula is available from the WSWC office, upon request

 

 

·        Nomination is open to the WSWC membership (individuals, clubs, schools, and provincial associations). All individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens. Nominations for each award shall be made by any two WSWC members in good standing.

·        The WSWC Executive Board will appoint a Selection Committee composed of at least 5 individuals, chaired by the Board Chair President or designate. No later than 15 days following the nomination deadline, the Selection Committee will review the nominations, verify the nomination information, select up to 3 finalists in each category (except Province of the Year) and will select up to one (1) award winner / category. The Selection Committee shall have the right to bring forth additional award candidates for consideration before adjudication begins. The Selection Committee has the right not to give an award in any award category (exception: Province of the Year).

-   In the case of athlete of the Year awards, the selection committee shall solicit input from the National Team Coach for that discipline as part of the consideration process.

-   Award winners will normally be announced at Congress, and awarded a keeper plaque. Athlete winners will normally be presented with their award at their respective national championship in the immediate year following. Winners shall be recognized in various association communication vehicles