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TolunaTeamCA

  64 months ago

Opinion of the Week: Do you believe there is a danger to everyone getting a trophy in sports or should we give all children participation trophies? Why?
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Stargirl2014

  63 months ago
Ok.
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Stargirl2014

  63 months ago
Nope.
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Ryck30

  63 months ago
It is ok
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2thdocs

  63 months ago
The evidence is turning away from the give everyone a trophy. Trophies should mean something; they should not be given out just for showing up. What example are we sending when you can get something without having done anything at all to earn it. Look at what the schools are turning out now and you can see the results of the given everyone a trophy disaster.
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planstoprosper

  63 months ago
Trophies only if you deserve one.
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Kendale2003

  63 months ago
Participation awards are good if it's distinguished from the actual Gold Silver and Bronze winners.. Healthy Competition Is Always Good To Learn!!!
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dragondack

  63 months ago
Think sport and competition is good for kid because it instills the fact of life that there is winning and losing for everyone but you can be a good sport about it one way or another,life lessons so to speak!?!
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MyBooty

  63 months ago
Trophies are meaningful for about 5 minutes, then they are a pain to store, they can't be recycled, they can't be reused cuz they're personalized, they're generally an eyesore and will eventually end up as landfill.
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dccarter51

  63 months ago
Most sports give attendance and partication trophy so every child receives one My grandkids are in bowling and get them even if its particioation
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Dianae21

  63 months ago
No trophies!!!! I believe a ribbon or something small for a participation would be great.
As a parent of 2 who have competed in high level sport, trophies became too much. However, having said that, one of my girls has kept all of her trophies and proudly displays them. My other daughter, who went competed at a higher level and did well decided to join me into recycling all of our trophies. Yes I was an athlete too who had been carrying around all of these trophies. I pulled off all of our engraved tabs. Bought a plaque and remounted hers onto the board. All in one which she just loved. My tabs are in my drawers lol.
Ok...side tracked..you know how I feel about trophies...back to the real question. Children should not be put into a competitive situation which dictates winning at all costs. Yes this is a danger, not to those who win necessarily, but to those who don't.
Self esteem comes into play among other negatives. It is not the ideal environment to learn. A child should be encouraged to learned not drilled: you lost! Children's emotions are vulrunable at a young age and should be encouraged instead at all costs. Competition to win should become encourage when they are able to understand their emotions and feelings. This should come much later as early teens, but not as a child.
I have seen too much of this in my years of coaching from the grass roots to the national level. I made competition fun for my kids and always encourage them to try their best whether the won or lost. I always found something to celebrate when they lost. This is so important.
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