Every season, we highlight the importance of education within our soccer community, and celebrate the success of our student athletes off the field through the SCYSL Scholar Athlete Award. Improving one’s soccer game is fun and rewarding, but of more importance is the need to have a strong academic foundation.
Our league launched the Scholar Athlete Program years ago to recognize those players in our league that receive academic honors (B average or higher) during the playing season. The program is open to all SCYSL players from the kindergartner grade through high school. Players recognized as Scholar Athletes will receive a medal, certificate and a bumper sticker during a ceremony to recognize each student-athlete. Here are the details of the program and how to participate:
Rules of Scholar Athlete Program
The Scholar Athlete Program is strictly a voluntary program.
All SCYSL players in kindergartner grade through high school are eligible to participate in program.
Students who receive academic honors (B average or higher) from their respective school must submit a copy of their report card to SCYSL. The SCYSL League President will verify that the student-athlete qualifies to receive the Scholar Athlete Award. To protect confidentiality, after verification, all copies of the report cards will be destroyed.
For students of schools that do not recognize academic honors, players can qualify for the program by completing Verification of Academic Excellence Form. A copy of this form will be printed in the November issue of the Keeper.
Copies of report cards or a completed Verification of Academic Excellence must be submitted to the League President no later than December 19, 2008.
Recognition will be awarded at the Annual League Award Ceremony held in January 2009.