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Contest Details and Prizes


Four finalists will be selected on June 8 by a group of judges—each will win a prize package worth more than $10,000 from our innovative partners. These four finalists will be entered in a national public vote to determine the Innovator of the Year. 

The online voting begins on June 8—social media sharing and self-promotion are encouraged. The Innovator of the Year will be announced on June 22 and receive a grand prize worth more than $50,000.


Judging Criteria and Selection Process

A board of judges made up of the Sponsors will select four finalists from the nominations. All decisions of the partners are final and binding. The following criteria are what the Sponsors will use to primarily evaluate each entrant’s submission:

  1. Unique Innovation (40%): Entries must show unique effort in club soccer innovation. New ideas and implementations will receive the most credit.
  2. Effort and Time Commitment (30%): Entries must show the innovator’s high level of dedication and effort. The goal of their innovative practice should be to make a positive change in the world of club soccer.
  3. Influence of Innovation (30%): Entries must show the number of people influenced by the innovator. The larger the innovator’s reach, the bigger the impact on club soccer.

 

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Innovator of the Year Grand Prize

 

Five Gold Hudl subscriptions with 100 Assist credits

A Premier Design package and Full Suite of SportsEngine tools (including but not limited to site, registration and league)

  • One yearly United Soccer Coaches membership
  • Foundations of Coaching and Developmental courses ($9400 value)
  • One 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention full attendee badge

All expenses-paid trip for two to SOCCER.COM HQ (two days/two nights) and $8,000 in club-branded product to be mutually agreed upon between winner and SOCCER.COM


  • 2 Goalshot Units (21’x7’ and 18’6”x6’6”)
  • 4 Quickster Soccer Trainers
  • 2 Agility Trainer Pro
  • 2 Pro Training Goal 18’6”x 6’6”
  • 2 Pro Training Goal 6’x4’
  • 20 Training Soccer Ball (size 5)
  • 10 Pro Training Utility Weights
  • 2 Pro Training Agility Poles
  • 2 Soccer Magna Coaches
  • 2 Pro Training Agility Cones 2”
  • 2 Pro Training Agility Cones 6”
  • 2 Pro Training Agility Cones 9”
  • 2 Equipment Bags
  • 20 Training Vests (10 yellow, 10 red)

 

Finalist Prizes

One Gold Hudl subscription with 30 Assist credits

Service credit of $1,500

All expenses-paid trip for two to SOCCER.COM HQ (two days/two nights) and $4,000 in club-branded product to be mutually agreed upon between winner and SOCCER.COM

  • One yearly United Soccer Coaches membership
  • Foundations of Coaching and Developmental courses ($1400 value)

  • Goalshot
  • Quickster Soccer Trainer
  • Pro Training Goal 18’6”x6’6”
  • Pro Training Agility Poles
  • 4 Sets of Pro Training Utility Weights