Should youth athletes receive participation trophies? According to the " Trophies for All" policy, youth athletes are being rewarded with participation trophies. This isn't fair to youth athletes. An athlete that only does what is required shouldn't be rewarded the same as an athlete that helps the team much more. Another reason why participation trophies are unnecessary is because after being given so many participation rewards, the eventually begin to lose their value.
Imagine practising or a sport every hour of the day weather its batting in a cage shooting baskets or rehearsing a ane routine. You put every ounce of energy you have in to what you do. When the day comes for awards to be handed out you get the same reward that the kid who never practised or even tried. All they did was show up and sit on the bench and they get the same recognition as you. How does this make you feel mad maybe infuriated.
Do We Give Our Children Too Many Trophies? A trophy symbolizes a win or an achievement, but does it mean anything if you get a trophy just because everyone else did? If you are awarded a trophy and you know that you have not done anything to deserve it then you might feel bad about yourself. If you know for sure that you are going to get a trophy, then why would you go to practice, lessons, or even competitions or games?
In life kids, students, and adults receive awards also trophies for their success in life. When growing up as a child kids will receive participation trophies. Receiving a participation trophy speaks a lot of volume. When getting a participation trophy this means the kid does not have to improve, kids get trophies like candy, and what can people do to change these situation. Giving kids participation trophies is not all good, sometime when doing the best people may fail in today's world.
My soccer team’s season just ended. We won our game 6-1 and I scored 5 of them. I got handed a trophy, everyone else who really tried got one too . Then, they handed one to Timmy. Timmy showed up to three practices and stinks.
Back in the day, winners were winners and losers were losers. Nowadays kids get trophies for participating. One time a nfl players son got a trophy for participating in a event and the boys dad made the kid return the trophy because he said he did not work for it. This ties in with why competitive sports are harmful because when the kid got the trophy he probably felt good about it and he also felt that he actually did something that is until the dad made him return the trophy which probably made him feel worthless and that he sucked. On the other hand some people think that competitive sports are beneficial because they teach life lessons.
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.
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
In the article, “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” by Wright Thompson, the author explains the life of champion golfer Tiger Woods after his father’s death. The article “Are parents ruining youth sports? Fewer kids play amid pressure,” by Michael S. Rosenwald illustrates how fewer kids are doing youth sports due to the constant pressure of feeling not good enough. Both of these articles explain how growing up with sports have affected the lives of many, however, I believe that the quest to become an “elite athlete” is not worth the many sacrifices it requires people to make. Many people give up so much in their life to become athletes, but ultimately it results in regrettable long-lasting problems which would never have happened if the sacrifices
book is about the struggles of a town in southern Texas as they go through the boom and bust cycle of oil prices. Their town is struggling with segregation and racial issues which shaped a lot of the events of the books. A central idea of “Mojo Magic” exists in the book as a kind of exaggeration of football which brings the town together. There is no magic, for it is just the effects it has on the town and its people. Bissinger is the author, and the examples will encompass many characters he writes about.
Should all athletes receive a participation trophy? According to "Trophies For All," athletes are being rewarded with participation trophies. Participation trophies do not give kids the right idea about earning things in the real world. They are also not the best use of ball club's limited amount of money. Additionally, trophies can start to lose their meaning.
The use of participation trophies in the past couple years has proved to not be beneficial for the children receiving the trophy. Instead this trophy has raised kids into thinking that losing is okay. This in result has made it so kids do not try as hard or put forth as much effort, which is why we have been dropping every year in the global rank in education. Participation trophies have been used for years to try and encourage participation in sports.
No, reward only the best! There is no participation award for life and no one is going to hand you the life you want, you have to work for it. Also, many youth athletes find that trophies take up their rooms and have no meaning behind them, such as using them as door stoppers. When kids were being asked about the trophies they knew they didn’t have to try their best to get the trophies, which isn't fair to the ones who did. While I see that not everyone is a winner and that sometimes participation is the best a kid thinks they can achieve, I think that would strive them to do better.