Many parents have strong feelings about awarding participation trophies and sports awards to children who completed a sports season rather than won a championship. According to the clinical counselor in the attached video, though, these sports awards can be a great motivational tool for young children. Let’s take a closer look at the value of sports awards in San Jose and Santa Clara youth sports.
Participation awards, such as cup trophies, given to young children can help them strive for even bigger and better trophies. When these children see their peers earning larger sports awards for winning a championship or being the team’s “Most Valuable Player,” then they see the possibilities they can achieve by sticking with the sport. This is a great benefit that can help children understand the value of continually becoming stronger and better in their chosen sport or field.