Education is the key to a thriving future. The balance between academics and athletics can be difficult even for our young participants. It is important to build structure and a foundation early so that this balance can become second nature for those who pursue athletics on a more skilled level.

Most children involved in youth sports dream of becoming part of a college or professional team when they get older. The odds are not in every athlete’s favor to make the pros, but playing sports provides many opportunities that can give them other possible career paths. Our coaches will teach discipline, teamwork, self-confidence, and perseverance. With a greater emphasis being placed on shaping and molding student-athletes, these values will impact each participant’s future endeavors throughout the rest of their lives.

Because of this, the Smyrna Seahawks would like to highlight our participants in 4th grade and above who have displayed excellence in academics during the school year. There will be two separate opportunities throughout the season for recognition. The first will be in September after the distribution of the 4 ½ week Progress Reports (PR) and the second will be October after the distribution of the 9-week Report Card (RC).

In order to be highlighted, the student-athlete must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum grades of 3.5 GPA or higher on latest 2019-2020 PR or RC
  • All E’s/S’s in conduct
  • At least two recommendations from a non-family member (one must be a school official – ex: Teacher/Counselor/Principal/etc.)
  • Permission from a parent/guardian via signed waiver allowing us to highlight the student-athlete on our website

Deadlines are as follows:
First submission – September 30, 2019
Second submission – October 31, 2019

All criteria must be completed prior to the deadlines outlined above; late submissions will not be accepted.

If your student-athlete fits the criteria, please complete the form along with a copy of their 2019-2020 progress report/report card and two recommendations to no later than 11:59 pm on September 30th and/or October 31st. Please make sure that all submissions are legible. If you any have questions please email

Your 2019 SYFC Board of Directors