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Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards

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2023-2024 Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations will open Wednesday, Feb. 14!


COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

The foundation of the Waconia Hockey Association would collapse without dedicated coaches who put fun and development above competition, and who place the emotional and physical well-being ahead of a personal desire to win. These inspiring role models are friends, enthusiastic team leaders and a beacon of fair play and sportsmanship. 

It is with this realization that the Waconia Hockey Association has created the Coach of the Year Award. 

Judging will be based on how the nominee upholds the following: 

  • Places the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • Treats each player as an individual and understands the range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • Does his/her best to provide a safe playing situation for all players.
  • Leads by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Does not cheat or engage in any form of unethical behavior that violates league rules.
  • Is knowledgeable of the rules for youth hockey and teaches these rules.
  • Uses the coaching techniques appropriate for all of the skills taught. 
  • Remembers that he or she is a youth sports coach, and that the game is for kids, not adults.

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Volunteers are critical to the success of Waconia Hockey Association now, and into the future.  Whether the individual acts as a volunteer administrator of an event, committee or contributes his or her time and resources in support of our teams, the efforts that are put forth deserve our heartiest gratitude and recognition.

It is for that reason that the Waconia Hockey Association Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to youth hockey and more specifically, the Waconia Hockey Association, has made a significant difference in their community. Nominate someone you admire for their service to Waconia Hockey Association's mission and help us recognize the efforts of hardworking individuals who stand out as an example of exceptional dedication to the WHA families we serve. 

Judging will be based on how the nominee upholds the following: 

  • Treats each member as an individual with respect and dignity.
  • Leads by example in demonstrating volunteerism.
  • Does not cheat or engage in any form of unethical behavior that violates league rules.
  • Follows rules as established by the Waconia Hockey Association.
  • Remembers that he or she is a youth volunteer, and that the game is for kids, not adults.

 

AWard Winners

Nominations will be accepted until March 3, 2024 via the registration links above.  The award winners will be announced in early April. They will also be recognized with a plaque in their honor at the Waconia Ice Arena.