KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 3, 2020) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award recipients for high school and college soccer programs competing in the fall season. Today’s awards recognize a total of 143 teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game.
The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to United Soccer Coaches members at four levels. Teams honored at the platinum level went an entire season without a player or coach receiving a yellow card or red card. Teams honored at the gold (1-10%), silver (11-30%) and bronze (31-50%) levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players and coaches divided by the team’s total number of games played.
The five college teams in the platinum category will be formally acknowledged at the College Coaches Awards Reception on Thursday, Jan. 16 in conjunction with the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention. The 19 high school teams receiving platinum distinction will be honored at the High School Coaches Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 17.
United Soccer Coaches will announce additional High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2019-20 school year at the conclusion of the winter and spring seasons.