Each month, we will be recognizing one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month with the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award. Clif Kid will provide each recipient with a prize pack featuring Clif bars, apparel, a $25 gift card and more!
The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship. Examples of these characteristics include:
- Impactful or notable in-game performance
- Displays good sportsmanship and the promotion of teamwork
- Community service
- Superior academic achievement
- Overcoming personal obstacles
While great performances in the game of soccer are appreciated, it's important to note that accomplishments off the field are valued just as much as those achieved on the field. Nominate a player today!
This month's honorees are...
Female Player of the Month
Amanda from Union, Ky.
Amanda is a player who always strives to make those around her better and see them and her team succeed. During the season at Kings Hammer Academy, you will see her delivering assists to teammates as much or more than you will see her trying to score for herself. While Amanda's goals allowed her team to advance to the 2018 13U Girls US Youth Soccer National Championship game. It is her hard work off the field that her parents are so proud. Amanda finds ways to positively impact her community in many positive ways off the field including participating in fundraising efforts frequently for those that are less fortunate.
Male Player of the Month
Andrew from Raleigh, N.C.
Andrew is an amazing player and person on and off the field. He has started a charity with his siblings that collects and distributes soccer gear and clothing at home and all over the world. Andrew as brand ambassador (and family) have collected over $250k worth of items and distributed them to youth soccer players in need across the globe, many of which have nothing whatsoever. At the same time, he has player at the Elite level for NCFC youth for more than seven years and currently plays in the US Youth Soccer National league. Off the field, Andrew is also participates in the TOPSoccer program teaching young players with disabilities the game that he loves.