These hot summer days help us look forward to cooler fall days ahead. With fall comes soccer season, and that’s something to look forward to as well. As you start gearing up for fall sports, you’ll want to get a head start on planning your fall soccer awards. Beginning early in the season will help ensure you don’t miss any well-deserved awards for your players or your team. You may want to schedule your venue for the soccer awards program early enough to get your first choice location. And you’ll want to start planning for those soccer awards the team will be anticipating at the season’s end. Here are some tips to help you with planning.
End of Season Soccer Award Ideas
You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to rewarding your soccer team. You may want to do something like presenting each player with a certificate. Some of the benefits of sports trophies include helping instill the sense that they are a part of something bigger than themselves and helping build team spirit among the players. Even if you give a certificate to each player, you’ll want to present some individual awards too.
Medals and Ribbons
There are numerous types of medals and ribbons that can be given to players. A soccer medal is a great keepsake for each player. The back offers the perfect location to engrave the recipient’s name, position, year, and team name. You also have the choice of going as basic or as fancy as you like when you choose award medals.
A framed photo is a great way to preserve the memory. It will stir up wonderful memories for many years to come. You may choose to give everyone a framed team photo or a print of just them in their soccer uniform and gear. If your team has a sponsor, show them your team’s gratitude with a sponsor picture plaque that bears a photo of the team.
Trophies are always a nice touch, and players often look forward to receiving one at the end of the season. They will work harder and play harder if they know there is a trophy to be awarded later on. There are lots of different styles of soccer trophies to choose from, so you have plenty of options.
Category Soccer Awards Ideas
There are two great categories to draw ideas for your soccer awards from. One category is the “most.” Some ideas for specific and individual soccer awards include:
- Most goals saved
- Most positive player
- Most improved player
- Most improved (position)
- Most improved offense
- Most improved defense
- Most encouraging player
- Most punctual player
More great ideas are from another category. It’s the “best” category. This can help provide award ideas for players who stand out in a single game or two. Maybe they are not the best overall player on the team, but they had that one memorable save, kick, or score. Here are a few “best” ideas.
- Best goal of the season
- Best save of the season
- Best overall defender
- Best celebration of the season
- Best team player
- Best assist
- Best corner kick
Seasonal Soccer Awards
As you can tell, it’s not difficult to come up with a lot of creative ways to award your players. It’s a great way to let them know they have value and are important. Start making your list now, before the season is too far underway. That allows you to watch them all season and choose awards for each player. Remember to include all your players. They each one have something to contribute to the team, even if they are not the “star” player. Maybe they show up for practice every week, or encourage others to do their best. Everyone from the most skilled player to the least has something to bring to the team – and it takes all of them to make a team.
Order Your Soccer Awards!
Whether you are already ready to order your soccer awards or need help coming up with ideas, Suburban Custom Awards can help. We have years of experience with sports awards and can help you choose trophies or get the perfect wording to honor each recipient. Contact us today!