The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce an extensive range of awards to cap off the 2019 season. Awards will be voted on by all stakeholders including teams, league staff, fans, supporters, and media. The following is a timeline of award announcements along with a brief description of each. For more information, please visit npsl.com/awards-2019
Friday, July 12 – The NPSL Conference XI teams will be revealed. Teams will submit one goalkeeper, one defender, one midfielder, one forward, and their head coach for consideration for the league’s Conference XI awards between June 26 and July 5. Teams, media, and fans will vote online to determine each Conference XI between July 8 and July 10. The formation used will be a 3-4-3.
Monday, July 15 – The NPSL Golden Boot will be awarded to the NPSL’s top goalscorer. Only goals scored in the regular season will be used to determine the winner. Goals scored during preseason, postseason, friendly, or tournament matches will not count toward a player’s total. In the event of a tie, the player with the most assists recorded in regular season play will be the winner. If still tied, the winner will be decided based on the least number of minutes played to achieve their goal/assist total.
Friday, July 19 – The NPSL Region XI teams will be revealed. The pool for each Region XI will be determined by the Conference XI teams. Teams, media, and fans will vote online to determine each Region XI between July 15 and July 17. The formation used will be a 3-4-3.
Tuesday, July 23 – The NPSL Goal of the Year encourages fans and supporters to decide on their favorite goal of the year. Only goals from the regular season are eligible. Goals from friendly, preseason, postseason, and tournament matches are not eligible. Teams, fans, and supporters will submit nominations from July 6 to July 13 with an online vote between July 17 and July 19 to determine the winner. All nominations must include a video link and a brief description (i.e. date, player, opponent, score) of the goal. The league office will determine the finalists for voting purposes.
Friday, July 26 – The NPSL National XI team will be revealed. The pool for the National XI will be determined by the Region XI teams. Teams, media, and fans will vote online to determine the National XI between July 22 and July 24. The formation used will be a 3-4-3.
Wednesday, July 31 – The NPSL Golden Glove will be awarded to the league’s top goalkeeper. The award will be determined by the goalkeeper that is selected to the NPSL National XI team at the goalkeeper position.
Wednesday, July 31 – The NPSL Coach of the Year will be awarded to the league’s top head coach. The award will be determined by the head coach that is selected to the NPSL National XI team.
Wednesday, July 31 – The NPSL Golden Ball will be awarded to the league’s top player, regardless of position. The player pool for the Golden Ball will be determined by the National XI team. Teams, media, and fans will vote online to determine the Golden Ball winner while they are voting for the NPSL National XI between July 22 and July 24.
Thursday, August 1 – The TopDrawerSoccer.com NPSL Young Player of the Year is awarded to the league’s top under-23 player, selected by the staff of TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Friday, August 2 – The Global Scarves Supporter of the Year is an award that encourages fans and supporters to submit a photo of their favorite supporter to the league office for consideration. Photos can be submitted from July 20 to July 26 with a supporter vote between July 29 and July 31 to decide the winner. The league office will determine the finalists for voting purposes.
Saturday, August 3 – The Man of the Match from the NPSL National Championship will be announced. This will be decided by league staff and media members in attendance at the match.
Monday, August 5 – The NPSL Referees of the Year will be awarded by the NPSL Officials committee. One referee per region will be selected based on merit.