Qualifications and Rules for Nomination of Candidates

Qualifications and Rules for Nomination of Candidates
The Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame (WSHOF) is comprised of five categories under which candidates may be
inducted into the WSHOF Hall of Fame. The categories are: Players, Coaches, Referees, Administrators and
Overall/Cumulative
.

Qualifications and eligibility rules are as follows:

All candidates must have a tie to Wisconsin and have gained prominence in Wisconsin soccer and/or in a regional, national, collegiate or professional capacity.

In all categories, the three major considerations for induction include (in no particular order) success, longevity
and the ethical betterment of the game.

PLAYERS: Players must have a tie to Wisconsin and have gained prominence in Wisconsin soccer and/or in a
regional, national, collegiate or professional capacity. Active players will not be considered (note: participation in
old timers or other recreational play does not constitute active play).
COACHES: Coaches are evaluated on the ethical development of players and the success of those teams, clubs
and players in achieving on-field success, and/or the long-term stability/longevity of a program (club, college or
high school). Coaches who are still active may be considered.
REFEREES: Referees must have a significant service record on a state, regional and/or national level, or have
devoted significant time to refereeing. Referees who are still active may be considered.
ADMINISTRATORS: Individuals with significant and/or long-term contributions in an administrative capacity are
considered for this category. Candidates with Wisconsin ties, but whose administrative role was outside of
Wisconsin may be considered. Administrators who are still active may be considered.
OVERALL/CUMULATIVE: This category recognizes individuals who have contributed to Wisconsin soccer in roles not outlined in the above categories, or candidates who contributed in multiple categories. Contributions may include a wide variety of soccer functions. 
 

GENERAL RULES
1. Candidates must submit a completed nomination form and a 3 x 5 head-and-shoulder color photograph
(digital or hard-copy).
2. Clubs or individuals may submit nominations for the WSHOF.
3. The WSHOF selection committee will select nominees from candidates whose names were submitted to the
committee and who meet the required qualifications. Additional information may be requested if needed.

Submit nominations (and a picture) via e-mail or mail to:
Mark LaPorte
markelaporte@gmail.com
580 Westfield Way, #2
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Note: remember to include photos with either method of submission