Deadline for submission is December 5, 2022

The NJYS Comeback player of the year award presented by JAG-ONE Physical Therapy shall be awarded to a New Jersey Youth Soccer player who has distinguished him/herself by overcoming adversity/injury and returned/excelling beyond expectations as a soccer player.     

Requirements to Apply: 

·  New Jersey Youth Soccer player who has distinguished him/herself by overcoming adversity/injury and returned/excelled beyond expectations as a soccer player.

·   Adversity may include not participating in the sport of soccer during previous years, a severe injury, or simply performance.

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* 1. Nominee's Name

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* 2. Home Address (Street Name, City, State, Zip Code)

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* 3. Email address

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* 4. Phone number

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* 5. Gender

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* 6. Years/Age Groups associated

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* 7. Club Affiliation

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* 8. Club President

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* 9. Nominator's Name

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* 10. Relation to the Nominee

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* 11. Nominator's phone number

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* 12. Nominator's email address

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* 13. Criteria:

Responses to each of the following should be kept to a maximum of 200 words per criterion and uploaded on a separate sheet. 

1.  Athletic Excellence (Player):

Did the player receive a team, league, state, media, and/or other recognition awards?  The nominee must have returned and demonstrated achievement beyond expectations.  Please describe the unique situation.

2.  Severity of Injury/Rehabilitation and/or Reason for Not having Participated:

A coach, physician, certified athletic trainer or physical therapist must verify the severity of the injury and the time spent in rehabilitation and/or describe the situation that resulted in the player not participating prior or performing poorly.    

3.  One Page Essay (Player):

Applicants must write an essay describing why they believe they should receive this award.  The essay is a personal statement. Things to consider are feelings after the injury, setbacks or difficulties during rehabilitation, the decision to continue competing, and return to practice/competition.  Also, consider adding how one overcame adversity, what steps were taken, how this can be a life lesson, etc…

4.  Recommendations:

Coaches and/or athletic trainers may provide information on how the player dealt with the adversity, rigors experienced, setbacks, player’s mental and physical approach. 

 
 

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