NASA Athlete of the Year Point System
Up Dated 11.23.12
This is the Official Letter and Point System that ALL Selection Committee Members must use to determine their Nominee's for each Division in each Event and to decide their awarding of points. This system is used to Nominate lifters for their Divisions and to determine the Top 3 lifters in each Division. Once the Members vote for their Top 3 lifters in each division, each lifter is awarded points for 1st-3rd. If the lifter does not receive a vote from a member the lifter will receive a "0" from that voter. In each Division, the Total "Placing Points" are totaled and the highest Total wins that Division. In the over all voting in each division, a 1st place vote receives 3 points, 2nd is 2 points and 3rd is 1 point. A non-vote by each executive committee member receives a zero. All Division winners are forwarded to the Finals where the committee of Rich Peters, Tad Peters, Greg Van Hoose and 1-5 other selected NASA Members will make the final selections. These selections will be based largely on over-all voting by the entire Selection Committee and the lifter's over-all NASA background, drug testing information and NASA history collected by the Finals Committee. All NASA lifters are eligible for NASA's Over-All Athlete of the Year Award.
This process will test your ability to judge fairly and your ability to be totally unbiased. The worst thing you can do is to vote for a lifter simply because he/she is a friend or a favorite.
No lifter can be voted on in more than 1 Division by a member of the committee although they may be nominated in more than one. This is true for Men and Women.
No Committee member may vote in a division where a spouse, relative or teammate is a nominee. The Selection Committee Member MUST abstain from voting in that particular division.
The criteria that should be used for selecting Nominee's for each Division and for deciding Votes is the following. Please do your research because it will show the rest of the committee how much work you do on this all important award and also if you are knowledgeable and totally unbiased:
* Number of NASA National Meets that the lifter entered in the past year? (2 pt. per National meet 6 maximum)
* Is the Lifter an Honest, Trustworthy, Open & Forthright Individual? (+/- 1-5 points)
* Lifting Ability, Quality of Lifting and Ranking in the Top 100 Lists? (1-5 pts based on ranking)
* Is he/she assist Meet Directors &/or lifters at the meets they attend? (2 points)
* Is he/she a NASA Referee? (2 points)
* Does the Lifter play an active part in NASA and NASA events in his/her area? (1- 5 points)
* Was the Nominee drug tested in the past year? (+/- 3 points)
* Was he/she on an Official NASA National Team (1 points each team)
* Does the lifter put NASA lifting above his/her own lifting (1-5 pts)
* Is the lifter a good representative of NASA Principles? (+/-5 pts)
* Has the lifter been active in NASA for the past 3-5 years? (1-3 points)
* Has the lifter been active in NASA 5-10 years? (1-3 points)
* Does the lifter compete in NASA Meets Only, Loyal? (+5 or -5 points)
* Was the Nominee a finalist in the previous year? (2 points)
* Did the lifter compete in his /her respective National Age Group Championship? (+/- 2 points)
* Was the Nominee a Class Winner in the previous year? (2 points)
* Did the lifter miss his/her State or National Meet (within 150 miles) in order to compete in another Federations competition? (-15 points)
* Does the lifter regularly compete/support other Federations? (-5 points)
Good Luck and PLEASE make sure you use the criteria listed ONLY.
All present, past and future NASA Award Winners are subject to the following rules and guidelines:
NASA SPORTSMANSHIP & MISCONDUCT GUIDELINES
NASA prides itself on its sportsmanship on & off the competition platform. Beginning in January 1, 2007, NASA’s Executive committee will be allowed to vote on, revoke, and disqualify any individual of any and all past awards that he/she might have received due to the following conditions:
1. Un-sportsmanship to any lifter while representing NASA at any event.
2. Bringing disrespect to NASA in any way.
3. Conduct unbecoming of any NASA award including Athlete of the Year.
4. Publicly disrespecting NASA on any forum, web site or by e-mail.
Reference Material can be found at:
http://www.nasa-sports.com/Referees/Referee.htm National Referee List
2005 NASA Athlete of the Year Nominee's and Winners
http://www.nasa-sports.com/State%20Records/State%20Record%20Index.htm List of State Record Chairmen.
http://www.nasa-sports.com/Links.htm List of State Websites, Chairmen
http://www.nasa-sports.com/Results/Result%20Index.htm Results from all National Meets
http://www.nasa-sports.com/Athlete%2004.htm 2003 Athlete of the Year Nominee's and Winners
The Over-All Male, Female Athlete of the Year will be selected by a select group of Executive Committee Members after all of the voting is complete. We need your Votes to assist us. Points and Voting Totals are available after the Banquet to Executive Members only.
What is "Athlete of the Year"?