Champions of Character


We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Champions of Character Awards. Nomination Form

If you have any questions, please contact NCS at AthleticServices@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5533, TTY 711.

Background

The Fairfax County Athletic Council (FCAC) is pleased to announce the annual Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards program.  This awards program honors youth, coaches and parents for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor. The program’s aim is to help restore the ennobling tradition of amateur athletic competition.  Despite the attention that poor behavior and bad sportsmanship attracts, there are plenty of positive role models and examples of players, parents, and coaches who demonstrate positive character in sports.  The FCAC invites you to nominate outstanding youth and adults who have demonstrated extraordinary service in the sports community while modeling the basic traits of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Youth and adults participating in any county sports league, including interscholastic sports, will be invited to be recognized at a ceremony in 2015, during National Character Counts Month. Champions of Character award winners will receive plaques of recognition and be listed in the program book. The awards will be presented by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the FCAC at the 2015 ceremony.

Eligibility

 An ATHLETE NOMINEE should be a Fairfax County resident, age 18 or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding strength of character by: 

  • Being respectful  to opponents and game officials;
  • Treating all team players fairly, giving attention to all players regardless of skill level;
  • Giving respect and consideration to other team members;
  • Helping teammates with words of encouragement and inspiration;
  • Playing true to the spirit and rules of the game, and promoting friendly competition;
  • Exhibiting courage in defeat, and moderation in victory;
  • Showing a willingness to sacrifice personal goals for those of the team; and/or
  • Giving back to the team or program by helping out when able.

A COACH NOMINEE should be Fairfax County resident who has demonstrated outstanding strength of character by:

  • Being respectful to opponents and game officials;
  • Treating all team players fairly, giving attention to all players regardless of skill level;
  • Recognizing the efforts of individual team members;
  • Motivating teams and individuals in a positive manner;
  • Focusing on long term goals, not just win/loss records;
  • Promoting the concept that success is measured by individual and team effort, not by a scoreboard;
  • Imparting knowledge and love of the game to the team in a positive manner; and/or
  • Taking responsibility for the behavior of self, team, and parents.

A PARENT NOMINEE should be a Fairfax County resident who has demonstrated outstanding strength of character while:

  • Being respectful to players, coaches, and game officials;
  • Treating all players, coaches and parents fairly;
  • Recognizing the efforts of individual team members and opposing team members;
  • Motivating parents, teams, coaches and fans in a positive manner;
  • Promoting the concept that success is measured by individual and team effort, not by a scoreboard;
  • Demonstrating good sportsmanship by approving and applauding good team play, individual skill and good sportsmanship exhibited by players and coaches on both teams; and/or
  • Accepting volunteer roles to improve the communication and the needs of the coach and team.

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