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The Alberta Sport Connection recognizes the accomplishments of Alberta's coaches, coach developers, officials and volunteers
These are biennial awards which recognize and celebrate the coach developers, coaches, officials, and sport volunteers who impact the sport system in Alberta in 4 distinct award categories:
Coach Developer Recognition Awards acknowledge the tremendous impact NCCP Multi-Sport and Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators have on the Alberta sport delivery system. The awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievement in developing Alberta’s coaches. The Don Watts Coach Developer award recognizes NCCP Multi-Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators. The Coach Developer – Sport award recognizes NCCP Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators. Since the program began in 2013, 6 coach developers have been recognized.
Coaching Recognition Awards recognize coaches for their successful and outstanding achievements in developing Alberta’s amateur athletes. Since the program began in 1987, 78 coaches have been recognized.
Officiating Recognition Awards recognize officials for their successful and outstanding achievements in officiating sport that involve Alberta’s amateur athletes. Since the program began in 1992, 53 officials have been recognized.
Sport Volunteer Recognition Awards recognize and honour the significant contributions of individuals who devote their volunteer time and effort to the development of sport. Since the program began in 1987, 96 sport volunteers have been recognized.
For more information contact:
Consultant, Sport Development
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500 – 10055 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G3
Since the program began in 2002, 56 athletes and 16 teams have been recognized.
Biographies of our 2016 Athlete and Team of the Year winners and our 2017 Sport Recognition Awards
The 2019 awards nomination process will open in late, 2018
Don Watts Coach Developer
Mr. Jim Loughlin – Multi-sport – Medicine Hat
Coach Developer – Sport
Ms. Kelly Wills – Gymnastics – Grande Prairie
Mr. Paul Ragusa – Wrestling – Calgary
Mr. Graeme Moffat – Rugby – Calgary
Mr. Peter Schori – Swimming – Lethbridge
Mr. Richard Boruta – Biathlon – Canmore
Ms. Caroline Henley – Biathlon – Calgary
Ms. Jodi Abbott – Figure Skating – Edmonton
Mr. Mikhail Dykman – Water Polo – Calgary
Mr. Blair Dunbar – Cross Country Skiing – Canmore
Mr. Allan Sattin – Judo – Calgary
Ms. Sandy Hermiston – Cerebral Palsy Sport – Edmonton
Mr. Doug Jones – Baseball – Oyen
Ms. Marilyn Chidlow – Figure Skating – Ponoka