To start off with, kids want to win. If they are serious about winning then they will work as hard as possible to win. When kids lose it makes them work even harder so that next time they can win. Whenever you have friendly competition between two or more kids it makes them strive to be better at each other. If it is competition in the classroom, it could cause them to study more and improve their grades.
For instance, in the article by Lauren Tarshis, Coffin makes the claim, “Receiving a pat on the back, a thumbs-up from the coach, any show of appreciation is what keeps kids coming back.” Kids won’t stick with sports because they are bestowed with a deluge of shiny medals, but they will do it if they feel acknowledged and supported for their hard work. Furthermore, in the article “Losing is Good for You” the author Ashley Merryman states, “If children know they will automatically get an award, what is the impetus for improvement? Why bother learning problem-solving skills, when there are never obstacles to begin with?” She asks valid questions. Kids who are given awards think they’ve already won, so why should they try to improve? They have lost the will to succeed, to push themselves to improve.
Your child has just lost his game, showing him that he must improve. But not long after, his coach gives him a trophy, sending him the terribly wrong message that he doesn’t need to improve. Alternatively, someone else’s kid has won, but the trophy that is presented to them has little to no value due to the fact that everyone who’s lost has gotten a trophy anyway. This is the case nowadays as most kids sports programs waste around 12% of their budget on removing everyone’s motivation to improve, and the satisfaction of earning a trophy. The idea of giving every kid a trophy when they’ve done little to earn it is that it tells them that they do not need improvement, but isn’t improvement something that we need to encourage?
For athletes across the world, a trophy, medal, or plaque that is awarded to them for excelling in sports is a landmark achievement to say the least. Most athletes who are presented with an award, generally cherish and appreciate their accomplishment, but if all athletes are awarded with a trophy or medal for only coming to practice, then the value of athletic awards diminish. Giving out awards to young athletes for only coming to practice and participating in athletic events, can present some negative consequences in the future. For instance, if an athlete receives a participation trophy at the end of every season, then the athlete will begin to develop the mindset that he or she is entitled to an award, regardless if the athlete truly deserves the award or not. This type of behavior can send a negative message to younger generations of athletes who are beginning their athletic
How does this make you feel mad maybe infuriated. Well this is all because of participation trophies. Participation trophies are a terrible idea. For one they give kids the wrong idea in life, also kids know when they aren't good at something and trophies can cause them to quit, and they undermine the kids who deserve their trophies. It undermines the accomplishment of kids who excel at their sport.
Sports are used to grow from the basic skills you already have, if they’re just using the sport for trophies, what’s the point. For example, basketball has tons of skills to learn such as sportsmanship, being a good teammate, and not hogging the ball. What’s the point of going in a sport if it’s just to get trophies, according to CNN kids shouldn’t get trophies for everything. The pros about giving a young athlete a trophy is making them happy and proud. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Tim Notke.
Children Receiving Too Many Trophies Are children being given too many trophies? This question has been pondered on for several years. There are simply two answers to this question, yes and no. Yes, children should recieve trophies and awards because it gives them a feeling of confidence and accomplishment even if they don't win, it makes them feel like they did good. No, children should not receive awards for just participating because it gives them a false sense of hope.
People are debating whether sports in high school is a distraction to students or a way to help students establish better characteristic and encourage them to go to school. High School sports can expand school spirit, give opportunities and positive recognition to student, this can help students be more confident about themselves. In some schools, sports over shadow the achievement of other programs like music, academic and arts program. People think that this is unfair because the sport teams gets more resources from the community. Although some believes that sports should not be included in education, participating in sports can help students improve in behaviors and bring students to a better and brighter future in society.
The author is incorrect when she explains, “Too much competition too early in life can affect a child’s development” (54). Children need competition in their life because it teaches the child teamwork, cooperation, and individual performance. If children do not have struggles in their life then they will think life is easy and everything is handed to them, but life isn’t easy you need to work hard. So by quitting competitive sports they are quitting in working hard. When the child grows up and gets a job they might need to fight for raises, and the competition when they were young would help them when they are older.
You walk into an eight year old’s room, which belongs to a kid name James, and you see trophies stacked in his room everywhere, almost as much as the amount of people there are on the earth. What surprises you is the labels or the purpose of those trophies, like a trophy for “Participation” and a trophy for “Playing a game”, and even a trophy for just Showing up. Realizing that the amount of trophies he has is outweighting his ability in that sport he is in, you realize that the kid is getting so many trophies that are unnecessary and invaluable in terms of the purpose of that trophy or why he got it. Trophies should not be given to everyone involved in that sport because if everyone gets a trophy, they have no value. Also, Sports organizations