2017-08-31

2017 Annual Awards Nominations Needed

Baseball Sask will be accepting nominations until Friday, September 29th for the 2017 Annual Awards.

If you and/or your organization would like to submit a nomination for any of the above categories, follow the directions below and e-mail the information to the BASEBALL SASK Office in Regina at mike@baseballsask.ca.   Ensure that all information is submitted electronically in MICROSOFT WORD and includes a day and evening phone number.

The following are the names of the Annual Awards as include a brief description of what they are:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Nominations are open to categories Midget and above in provincial baseball.  Nominees are considered on the basis of possessing a strong dedication to baseball, attitudes, developmental progress, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  While possessing an outstanding playing record, the player must show team leadership, enhancing the image of baseball philosophies.

MINOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Nominations are open to categories Bantam and under in provincial baseball.  Nominees are considered on the basis of possessing a strong dedication to baseball, attitudes, developmental progress, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  While possessing an outstanding playing record, the player must show team leadership, enhancing the image of baseball philosophies

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Nominations open to all team coaches in any category.  The nominees must display managerial objectives of motivation, inspiration, direction, and leadership.  Recognition is based on the ability to enhance the value of the game as a team sport, develop young players, and community respect.  Efforts are recognized for establishing baseball in the community.

GRASS ROOTS COACH OF THE YEAR
Nominations open to all team managers that have never before coached at any elite level (Provincial, College, Pro).  The nominees must display managerial objectives of motivation, inspiration, direction, and leadership.  Recognition is based on the ability to enhance the value of the game as a team sport, develop young players, and community respect.  Efforts are recognized for establishing baseball in the community.

PATRON OF THE YEAR:
Nominations will be received on behalf of any Baseball Sask league (whatever category), association, sponsoring body, community sports group, or recreation board.  The award is presented in recognition of continuous support and sponsorship of baseball as an important segment of its community activities.

OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR:
Nomination open on behalf of any Baseball Sask registered umpire who through the year has performed in an outstanding manner.  His/her contribution may not necessarily be reserved for his/her own capabilities, but rather, his/her ability to communicate, assist, and develop younger umpires, and has established him/herself with pride and respect befitting his/her office.

LOU SLOTSVE JUNIOR OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR:
Nomination open on behalf of any Baseball Sask registered umpire who through the year has performed in an outstanding manner.  His/her contribution may not necessarily be reserved for his/her own capabilities.  He/she must conduct him/herself with pride and respect befitting his/her office.   

BUILDER OF THE YEAR:
Nominations are open on behalf of any individual who over the years has contributed in an outstanding manner in developing and structuring baseball teams/leagues or associations in his/her community.  His/her efforts must be recognized as a community cooperating venture toward the enhancement of baseball in his area with complete dedication and devotion to reaching new heights of achievement for baseball in the community.

TEAMS OF THE YEAR (MINOR & SENIOR):
Nominations are open on behalf of any team (whatever category) who has excelled in performance during the year.  The team’s record of competing in and winning championships shall be the main principle in accepting nominees in this category.  Team conduct, deportment, and behavior while engaging in their games must be considered top priority in the interests of enhancing the image of baseball.  This award will be given to one minor team (Mosquito to Midget) and one major team (Junior and up).

JOE MCDONALD SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT:
Nominations are open to any individual (whatever category) who has distinguished himself in an outstanding manner in support and patronage of Baseball Sask.  A complete record of achievements must accompany the nomination in this category for committee consideration.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nominations are open to any individual who have been involved with a Baseball Sask program for at least a minimum of 10 years service. This can include duties such as coach, umpire, player, board member, etc.

Annual Awards Nomination Form

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