As a United Soccer Coaches member, high school coaches can find a wealth of opportunities for awards and recognition. These awards range from Coach of the Year to Team Academic Awards, all voted on by peers. Below are Awards that we hope the High School coaches will take advantage of:
High School All-America: This voting process starts on the state level with the rankings of players. Please contact the National Chairs: Girls; John Mayer, email@example.com and/or Boys; Chris Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org. This program also recognizes All-Region and All-State players. A state that wants to participate will be able to recognize players.
High School Scholar All-America: We will recognize High School Seniors that have a GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. These student-athletes will need to show outstanding performance in the classroom and on the field. A member that has such a player can go to the website and find the application on the High School awards page. The deadline for nominations is July 8. This program is headed by National Chair, Haroot Hakopian, Haroot_Hakopian@mcpsmd.org.
High School Coach of the Year: There are honors for boys and girls coaches on three different levels (Large Public, Small Public, and Private/Parochial Schools). National Chairs Doug Kidd (Girls) email@example.com and Kevin Denson (Boys) firstname.lastname@example.org will organize the state chairs for their nominees.
Senior Excellence Award: Every team has a player that truly exemplifies what High School Soccer is all about. The player has a spirit and work ethic that is outstanding among his/her teammates.
Coach of Significance Award: This is intended to recognize members who are coaching for character and using the soccer field to teach life lessons at the high school level. The nomination deadline is April 1.
Coaching Milestones: Any member that has reached a coaching milestone of 100, 200, 300, or more victories would be eligible for a certificate marking that achievement.
Team Ethics and Sportsmanship: For a team to be considered, it must have a composite team grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for all team members who appear on the official eligibility roster for the season.When your season is completed, please fill out the application online. There are four levels of recognition.
Team Pinnacle Award: Recognizes teams that have won the Team Academic Award, Team Ethics, and Sportsmanship Award and have a winning record of .750 or above during the school year 2020-2021.
All of these awards and their applications can be found on our High School Awards page.
If you have any questions, please email me.
Stay safe and healthy,
Awards Committee Chair
HS Girls All-America National Chair