In today’s society, more and more kids are getting participation trophies for doing nothing except showing up. Yes it is important to teach kids to do their best, but being awarded just for being as good as you already are doesn't give kids the motivation to make themselves even better. Why would they want to improve if they already have that shiny trophy? I do not believe that participation trophies should be handed out like they are. Participation trophies are a form of rewards that give young children a reward for simply showing up to their games or meets and participating.
Should a person get paid just for showing up for there a job and not actually doing anything? Should they also get paid the same amount even if another co-worker is better at their job? Just because someone shows up and participates, doesn’t not mean they deserve the same treatment as everyone else. Some parents and athletes believe equal playing time for all sports and activities is deserved all through their middle school and high school careers. However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time.
People that say yes see it as motivation to the sport and also makes them feel like they're worth something to the team if they get something in the end. But others that believe if kids know they get something in the end, then they won't even try or “give their best effort”. Some even think the participation trophy is pointless and unnecessary which will make kids think all they have to do is show up to practice and not accomplish anything or put forth the effort toward the sport. If all you do is give kids participation trophies, they'll think everything will get handed to them in their lifetime without any effort. It's basically also a informal sanction just giving all these kids in sporting groups a reward that have no meaning at
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? Ashley Merryman briefly talks about this idea in her article, Losing Is Good for You, it 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?” This explains how irrational it is to give every kid trophies for mere participation, and even losing! Merryman also adds, “Awards can be powerful
I can’t speak for every parent, but I am sure the majority would want their kids to smarten up and work harder at the task. How come we can’t see the same thing inside youth-sports? If a team loses all their games in a season, the kids can receive a token for playing – whether it be a shirt, team photograph, maybe even a pizza party. But, the kids should not be receiving a participation trophy or medal. I’m not heartless, but I can agree with Dr. Fader, HBO and others that the wall full of participation paraphernalia is doing more harm than
You shouldn't get a trophy for participating and just for doing what is asked.You should get a trophy whenb you have worked hard for it and when you feel proud for it. This supports my claim because you don't get a trophy in life every time you show
The child will be focused on being the best at everything that they will not notice, or if they do they do not dwell on it too much. After the child is done being the best of their academic setting they graduate and find employment. They will still have the mindset of everything being a competition and will surpass their coworker where the trend will continue. In summary with the mindset that everything 's a competition, the child will focus only on being the best and that is all they will know. They will not have social skills because they would see no benefit of being friendly with their
According to “Should Everyone Get a Trophy?” by Lauren Tarshis, a boy named Lucas at the age of 12 has a lot of trophies and has admitted that he didn’t exactly earn these trophies for his athletic skill. Young athletes aren’t going to learn, value, and grow by playing sports the real way, not to earn trophies but to win/have fun and be a good teammate. Kids shouldn’t get trophies for everything because athletes contribute their lives in sports and yet they haven’t gotten trophy. 57% of Americans say only kids who win should get trophies. The other 43% think that it’s not only about winning but being a good teammate.
Players receive a fine that is disproportionate to their exorbitant salaries. While I am certain organizing team sports started out as a way to foster young people to be more responsible members of society, I believe the goal has been lost somewhere along the way. This is unfortunate for parents and children who still seek the purity of what the original organizers intended. In my opinion professional sports has become more about entertainment and marketing than team building, good sportsmanship, and rational problem
They think this because most sports competition to win something, but cheer entertains or supports a group of people. Most cheerleaders say they are because they are scored in performance, but entertaining is not a sport told by ESPN. Remember though cheer is a sport, because parents or guardians have to pay to cheer, and cheerleaders have to be judged. Many people do argue about cheer being a sport. Getting judged and paying money is part of competitive sports including