There are many kids that are playing sports , but winning or losing, should they get trophies all the time just for participating? A debate has been raging between whether kids should get participation trophies or not. I think that kids shouldn't get participation trophies just for participating in a sport they may or may not like.
Nowadays, athletes have their room overflowing with trophies. And what’s more is that many of these trophies don’t come from their athletic ability. A lot of the trophies come from simply showing up to practices or simply participating in a sport. Some people think that rewarding kids with trophies are a good way of encouraging kids. However, on the other side of this debate, several people believe that trophies are a bad way of encouraging kids. Lauren Tarshis addresses this debate in the article “Should Everyone Get a Trophy?”, published by Scholastic Scope on November 2013. Lauren explains how several professionals, such as Karen Coffin, a coach who writes about youth sports, and Dr. Michelle Anthony, an author and psychologist who works with kids and schools, take different views on this topic. However, even with some good points coming
“In order to achieve accomplishments, one must first accomplish determination.” Imagine working for months and perfecting a certain craft while another individual is awarded the same for less the effort. Children are receiving trophies for every accomplishment for unimpressive determine ship levels. Motivation is decreasing while awards for no reason are increasing. Trophies for participation must stop because they lower the standards of competitiveness and believe that it causes lack of reaching potential.
value. When I asked Mrs. Norman, a coach at Deridder High School, why she personally felt that participation trophies affect children, she responded, “From experience, I’ve realized that handing out a trophy to children makes them think that they will get rewarded for doing nothing, and that is not how life works at all. You have to put the work in.”If every young player receives a trophy for merely showing up to practice, and playing games, the exceptional players are slighted. The same applies to teams. Regardless of individual effort, or superior skills, all who participate receive the same acknowledgement. This only sets them up for greater failure down the road.
To put it simply, No people should not receive a trophy just for participating. A quote from the article above States "And that 's when it occurred to me: I don 't know what happened to my shelf-full of participation trophies. If they 'd been important to me or my mom — markers, as Perez says — I would presumably know where they are." trophies that are not earned mean absolutely nothing. They also promote lazy behavior and thinking simply showing up you deserve something. From about age five and on people generally start to get more competitive, giving out prizes for nothing can dull this and slow them down in life.
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. However, coaches believe participation trophies could be worth a few bucks to bring a smile to kids' faces. No, I do not think all athletes should get a trophy just for showing up.
James Harrison is wrong for what he is doing to his sons. Harrison is wrong because he is making his children think that I have to win all time and if I come in second place I am a failure. I do not think Americans give out too many trophies because children should be recognized for their hard work and dedication, even if they don’t win. Americans are not raising their kids to become “too soft”. I think teaching kids that winning is a good thing is fine, but you should also teach kids that it is ok not to come in first place.A better way to acknowledge participation other than a trophy is a certificate or a ribbon .I think when a child gains a trophy they have a better sense of accomplishment and appreciation for their hard and dedication.
Do you get all A’s in school just for showing up? Do you make the team just for trying out? Well for the past couple of weeks social media has been blowing up with the debate on participation trophies. I feel that participation trophies and ruining kids and youth sports.
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. To win means to gain victory in a contest or competition as an individual or team. By giving a participation trophy, everyone gets a trophy and doesn't declare that there is a winner. It could make everyone feel equal, but in the stark reality, there are winners and losers. Losing can better prepare you for life, by losing it can make you want to learn from your mistakes, and become better and win the next time. I believe that children receive too
You're in the semifinals if you win you go to the championship game, but you lost. Should you really get a trophy for trying your best, but still losing?There is a heated debate between rather kids should receive participation trophies or not. I think that kids should not receive an award for showing up. You should not be rewarded for trying at something you signed up for.
Say you are in the last game of the season and you didn’t win any games this season but you still get a trophy, what do you do with it? This has been a large discussion that has spread it all started with a NFL linebacker James Harrison wouldn’t let his two sons take their participation as they ended their season. Participation trophies aren’t a good idea for many reasons. I don’t agree with handing out participation trophies for the following reasons…
Imagine being seven years old standing in the middle of a soccer field, awaiting a trophy for participating, and not getting one. It turns out, no one gets a trophy for participating. Is this upsetting or understandable? It should be understandable. Getting an award for being the fastest or the best goalie is far better than getting one for just participating. Kids should not get a trophy for just showing up.
Have you ever gotten a trophy just for showing up, just for participating at a game? How did that make you feel, like you want to keep playing? I know it made me want to keep going. I believe these are good things to get for many reasons. But as always there are two sides. I’m on the side of giving trophies. Others would say that is a bad thing.