Vermillion soccer team is honored for fair play At the 2002 Tide South Dakota U.S. Youth Soccer American Cup tournament held in Rapid City May 31-June 3, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association provided the Blue Fair Play Awards awarded to both boys and girls teams in each age division.
The Vermillion Girls U19 "A" Division � Vermillion "Pie Girls," coached by Jeff Pederson, is an award recipient. These awards were decided by a ballot of the center referee for each game and are based on the following:
* Fair Play � Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly.
* Play by the Rules � An understanding of the rules of soccer makes the game more fun and more enjoyable to play.
* Respect for Opponents, Teammates, Referees and Officials � Showing respect for all involved on the soccer field is key to an enjoyable experience in soccer.
* Accept Defeat with Dignity and Victory with Humility � Learn to lose graciously. Don't seek excuses for defeat. Congratulate winners with grace.