The Mikasa Achievement Awards are presented to athletes, coaches, referees and volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to volleyball in Alberta for the indoor club season and beach season.
This year's Volleyball Alberta Annual Awards Ceremony presented by Mikasa will be held on July 1st, 2022 in Calgary.
Award nominations are based on the following criteria:
An athlete in the 15U/16U and 17U/18U category who has shown a combination of performance, positive attitude, and leadership for his/her team both on and off the court. A total of 4 Athlete Awards will be presented:
• 1 Female in the 15U/16U age division
• 1 Male in the 15U/16U age division
• 1 Female in the 17U/18U age division
• 1 Male in the 17U/18U age division
* The 18U Mikasa Achievement Award winners (one female/one male) will be awarded $500.
A coach in the 16U, 17U or 18U category who has led their team to a consistently high level of performance during the season while modelling the principles of fair play and sportsmanship. A total of 2 Coach Awards will be presented:
• 1 Coach in the female division
• 1 Coach in the male division
A volunteer (all categories) who has shown a consistently high level of dedication and service to the club or organization over a period of years.
• One Volunteer Award will be presented.
Two referees as selected by the Volleyball Alberta Referees Association criteria.
• 1 Referee (Development) Award will be presented
• 1 Referee (Performance) Award will be presented.
One male and one female youth beach athlete will be selected based on performance and their commitment to beach throughout the summer.
Beach award recipients from the previous beach season will be invited to the annual awards ceremony that is typically held in the middle of the current beach season; the ceremony is typically held in June/July.
Nominations & Awards Ceremony Details (save-the-date)
2022 Nomination packages will be accepted after Provincials. If you are thinking about nominating an athlete or coach in the performance category, we strongly recommend that you submit their nomination package immediately after Nationals.
Prepare and collect:
Nomination deadline: May 29, 2022 at 11:59pm
The selection committee will start to review all nomination packages on Monday, May 30th with the final selection committee meeting on Friday, June 3rd.
Awards Recipients will be notified by email and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony that will be held on Friday, July 1st, 2022 in Calgary.
Volleyball Alberta will need all guest RSVPs by Wednesday, June 8th.
The VNL Women's week 3 will be held in Calgary from June 28 - to July 3. After the Awards Ceremony, we are inviting all Awards Ceremony guests to the VNL Match to watch and cheer on the Canadian Women's Team play Serbia at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Jim Starlight Centre. Learn more on the 2022 Volleyball Nations League, HERE.
|2022 Mikasa Award Recipients:|
|Female Beach Athlete (2019)||Trinity Solecki||
Congratulation to the 2022 Award Recipients. Thank you for attending this year's awards ceremony! Photos will be posted to our Facebook albums as soon as we receive them from our photographer.
|Male Beach Athlete (2019)||Jacob van Geel|
|16U Female Athlete of the Year||Sophia Hansen|
|16U Male Athlete of the Year||Cole Czepuryk|
|18U Female Athlete of the Year||Evvia Belireau|
|18U Male Athlete of the Year||Jacob Sargent|
|Development Coach of the Year||Reid Brodie|
|Development Coach of the Year||Geoff Trentham|
|Performance Coach of the Year||Cheri Wright|
|Performance Coach of the Year||Vinny Saporito|
|Volunteer of the Year||Trent Rix|
|Referee of the Year (Development)||Nivi Uppal|
|Referee of the Year (Performance)||Steven Cabral|
|2021 Indoor Season Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic|
|2021 Awards Banquet - Cancelled|
|2020 Indoor Season Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic|
|2020 Awards Banquet - Cancelled||Communique regarding COVID-19|