Eligibility & Selection Process:
Nominating coach must be current NHSSCA member.
Each coach can nominate 1 male and/or 1 female athlete.
Athlete must be a current senior in high school.
The current NHSSCA State Director will collect all applications from each school (1 male and 1 female) and submit to the NHSSCA National Office for inclusion into the award program.  The State Director will also select up to 2 male and 2 female athletes and send them to the NHSSCA Regional Board Member for consideration for National NHSSCA Athlete of the Year.  The Regional Board member will select the top male and female athlete from their region for submission for Athlete of the Year.  The Founding Board and all Regional Board Members will select a male and female Athlete of the Year from the pool of nominations.

NHSSCA All-American Award criteria worksheet must be submitted (pdf download) and must include the following:
Bench/Squat/Vertical/40 yard Testing results.   Minimum Standards are noted.  All-American Athletes must meet the body weight standards for inclusion.
Athletic Performance.  Please list all athletic accomplishments to include individual honors and team successes.
Academics.  Please list cumulative GPA to include school scale with/without grade weighting.
Leadership.  Please list any leadership positions held both athletic and other school positions.
Nomination letter(s).  Please write a recommendation letter that would explain the athlete’s work ethic as a part of the strength and conditioning program and how it has carried over to successes on the athletic field/court.  Include assessment of the student’s character, how he/she has served as a role-model as well as how he/she is perceived by teachers and students around the school.  A second letter by the sport coach(es) is also recommended.