The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and AIG are giving the public a chance to vote for one of five nominees in the STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year.
The award recognizes organizations implementing promising practices and policies to protect young athletes and demonstrates that Sports can Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence without compromising safety.
Promising practices may include background screening for employees, contractors and volunteers, head injury and concussion education, baseline testing, nutrition and hydration, facility and equipment maintenance and response to injuries, etc.
The Five for STRIVE are:
- ABC Youth Sports
- Babe Ruth Little League
- The CoachSafely Foundation
- US Club Soccer
- US Youth Soccer Association
Each of these organizations has shown tremendous initiative in supporting young people through safety practices. Read more about each of these organizations here. One organization will walk away with the prestigious STRIVE Organization of the Year and receive a $5,000 award.
You may vote for any of the organizations as often as you like. However, there is a limit of one vote per day. Online voting will conclude on Dec. 12, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST.
Votes sent outside of the designated voting dates and times will not be counted. Online voting results will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine the 2019 STRIVE Organization of the Year.
NCYS reserves the right to disqualify any vote if it is determined that the voter attempted to undermine the spirit of the competition.