Alberta Sport Recognition Awards

The Alberta Sport Recognition Awards program honours extraordinary Alberta Athletes, Teams, Coaches and Officials.

Since 2002, the Alberta Sport Awards have been presented to honor the extraordinary athletic accomplishments of our high performance Alberta athletes, teams, coaches and officials.

There are five annual awards, Junior Athletes and Team of the Year, Open Athletes and Team of the Year. Coach and Officials Recognition Award. The Biennial award category is – the Don Watts Coach Developer. This award will be presented in 2024.

2023 alberta sport recognition awards

Alberta develops some of the best teams and High Performance athletes in the world. The 2023 award categories are:

  • Junior Male Athlete of the Year - Nakita Cuidin - Sprint Canoe

  • Junior Female Athlete of the Year - Julia Bartlett - Biathlon

  • Junior Team of the Year - Team Tao - Curling

  • Open Male Athlete of the Year - Jeremiah Lauzon - Athletics

  • Open  Female Athlete of the Year  - Alexandria Loutitt - Ski Jumping

  • Open Team of the Year - Canada 3x3 Female Basketball Team

  • Coach Recognition Award - Rachel Koroscil - Biathlon and Marty Birky - Basketball

  • Technical Official Recognition Award - Barb Bush - Springboard Diving and Matthew Kallio - Basketball

Please go to the 2023 Sport Awards page for more information on the 2023 Award Winners

The 2024 Alberta Sport Awards

Nominations will open in Fall 2023.


A nomination can only be under one criteria

Annual Awards

Biennial Award Categories

This awards will be presented based on lifetime achievement. This award will not be presented this year.

Award Nomination Information


Submissions for the 2023 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards must include the following:

  • All nominations must be eligible by completing the application and providing a complete record of the merits and achievements of the nominee.
  • Any organization, association or individual may submit nominations.
  • Athlete and Team of the Year nominations, a Provincial Sport Association or National Sport Association contact must be identified in order to verify (if necessary) any information contained in the nomination.
  • The Coach, and Technical Official Recognition Award nominations must have a Provincial Sport Association endorsement (signed by the respective Provincial Sport Association President or his/her designate).
  • In order for a nomination to be considered, all sections of the application relevant to the nominee must be completed. 
  • Incomplete nominations will not be returned.


1. Performance Summary:

Athlete and Team of the Year Nominations:

  • Please provide a summary for 2022 and/or 2023 competitive seasons, providing a complete list of the following:
    • names, dates and locations of events competed in;
    • final performance;
    • world and national ranking; and
    • indicate personal bests, records established, or awards received.

Coach and Technical Official Recognition Award Nomination:

  • Please provide a summary of accomplishments:
    • names, dates and locations of events attended;
    • indicate awards received; and
    • other significant contributions made to the sport at the provincial, national and international levels.
2. Reference Letter(s):

In order to strengthen the nomination, please provide one or two detailed reference letters (provided in a separate attachment). The letters must include the following:

  • Full name and contact information (email, phone number, organization and location) of the individual providing the reference.
  • Please provide a written summary of why the nominee is deserving of the award in their category.
  • Athlete and  Team  of the Year Award - background information is acceptable, focus your comments on the accomplishments of the nominee in 2022 and/or 2023 (1-2 pages max).
  • Coach and Technical Official Recognition Awards, focus your comments on the overall accomplishments of the nominee.
3. Additional Documents

These documents are directly related to the nomination 

  • Team Rosters - list of team members for team with more than 6 members.
  • Bio of nominee
  • Additional reference letter if needed.


Nomination Deadline is January 15, 2024 


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