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High School Team Awards


The Team Academic Award was created to recognize student athletes’ commitment to excellence in the classroom. This annual award is based on a team’s academic performance for the entire academic year.

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, and the coach must be a current United Soccer Coaches member.

All players on the roster must be included in the calculation of the team GPA. An official roster must be submitted with the nomination form.

High School Team Academic Award Nomination Form


The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award was created to recognize teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior, and adherence to the laws of the game.


A team may not have received any (0) Red Cards at any time during the season. The “season” includes all regular season and play-off contests.

Platinum Award: 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards
Gold Award: 1-10%
Silver Award: 11-30%
Bronze Award: 31-50%

The percentage formula is the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played (i.e., 5 cards divided by 20 games played is 0.25 or 25%, which qualifies for a Silver Award).