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Youth Girls Jan 07, 2021

United Soccer Coaches reveal 2020 Fall High School Team Ethics Award winners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-three fall high school boys and girls teams received the United Soccer Coaches Platinum Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2020 fall season without receiving either a yellow or red card.

In all, 77 fall season boys and girls teams received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, as announced by the association on Wednesday. The award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season based on 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).

Seventeen teams were recipients of the Gold Award, which is awarded to teams with a percentage of cards ranging from 1-10%.

A total of 29 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30%, while the Bronze Award went to eight teams, which is presented to teams that accumulate a percentage of cards ranging from 31-50%.

A complete list of recipients can be found HERE.

Platinum: No cards accumulated during the season
Gold: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 1-10%
Silver: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 11-30%
Bronze: Percentage of cards accumulated during the season ranging from 31-50%