Each year, USA Team Handball has the opportunity to recognize and put forward one coach in each of the following five categories - Developmental, Doc Counsilman Science/Technology, National, Paralympic and Volunteer - to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for recognition. The USOC provides a plaque to the coach in recognition of this award as the NGB (category) Coach of the Year.
Each NGB coach in each of the five categories is then ranked according to the criteria on the applications by an independent panel of coaches/ coach educators in order to select the national coach of the year in each category. The USOC recognizes three finalists in each category at the National Coaching Conference held historically in June and the national winners are announced during the USOC Coach of the Year Awards Dinner. USOC hopes to notify finalists in March, 2014.
The nomination forms for the 2013 Coach of the Year Awards are attached for your reference. Nominations, including the required form, for all five categories should be sent to Mariusz Wartalowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 13, 2013. Please consider nominating all deserving individuals so that we can recognize their accomplishments. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
All nominated candidates will be announced on December 17. In turn, we will open the email voting period until January 6, 2013 to all interested in casting it in support of their chosen candidates. Those support/popularity votes ought to be emailed to Jon Gomez (Jon@usateamhandball.org) who will tally them and post results on our website on Monday, January 10, 2013. In turn, USATH selection committee, chaired by USATH CEO, will review all applications, votes received, and will select finalist(s) in each category. You can vote only once but you can support one candidate in each of the five categories if you so choose. Our NGB submission to the USOC is due on January 15, 2013.
Please Note: Coaches can only be evaluated based on the information submitted in the application packet. Please include ANY AND ALL information requested on the application and include as much detail you possibly can to ensure that the evaluating committee can consider all accomplishments. USOC committee members can only evaluate what is submitted in the application packet. Coaches should be recognized for the competition year 2013.