At our annual Season Ending Ceremony, we recognize season overall winning individuals and teams, along with other outstanding student-athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers who have made significant contributions for a teammate, their team, for their community and for the MN League. Recognition of these individuals supports our goal to identify and recognize all those who set examples for others through their courage, determination, leadership or sportsmanship.

You Can Nominate for Season Awards!

Even though all of our coaches, volunteers and athletes are all outstanding – we are asking the MN League community to nominate individuals for the following awards..  Each of the awards below will be presented at our Season Ending Ceremony on Fri. Nov. 9 at Northrup Auditorium.

Now is the time to show your appreciation!  To submit any of these nominations: send an email to awards@minnesotamtb.org with the person’s name, their team, and the award you are nominating them for. Include a brief explanation on why this person should receive the award.   All award nominations must be submitted by midnight Tuesday, October 31st, 2018

Coach of the Year & Assistant Coach of the Year:

The MN League Coach of the Year Award recognizes a head coach whose efforts and leadership have inspired their athletes, assistant coaches and parents to achieve their individual and team goals. This award is not about points or time, but about character and empathy within a coach; who drives their athletes to success on or off the bike.

The MN League Assistant Coach of the Year Award recognizes an assistant coach whose dedication and support for the team has resulted in positive outcomes for their students, their team and their community. They are a reliable partner for their head coach;  they lead by example on and off the bike.

Athletes with Heart:

The Athletes with Heart Award  will honor student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, academic performance and volunteerism in their team, school and community. One male and one female student will be selected.

Volunteer Power Award:

Each race could not occur without the tremendous support of ALL our volunteers.  However, with the Volunteer Power Award, our community recognizes an individual whose actions continually demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and dedication. In summary, this person has positively impacted the riders, their team or their community with their efforts for the team, at the races or for the MN League.

Season Ending Celebration

Date: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Time:  7 PM - Doors open at 6:30.
Northrup Auditorium
U of M, Minneapolis

We invite all to attend an evening  to reflect on the past season and celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes, coaches, volunteers and of course, their parents.  All race season, riders have had riding practice and racing weekends in Interesting Minnesota Weather. Now it's time to celebrate everyone's hard work and watch the season play out on video with friends and former rivals. There will probably be some awards

Student Athletes lend their voices and thoughts to talk about the contributions of parents, coaches and volunteers.

Season Overall Awards will be given to racers and teams, with Special Awards going to the individuals nominated.

 

We got a packed house!

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Photo from 2016 Awards