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Debate Score:307
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Should all children recieve a trophy or medal in sporting events despite losing?

In little leagues across the country, every child is rewarded with some kind of trophy or medal, is this the right way to develop children?

YES, Builds Confidence

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NO, Life Lesson

Side Score: 233

Sure why not. It'll be something to remember the experience by. Just make sure to give the bigger trophies to the winning teams...they've earned it.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
6 points

How is giving a trophy to every kid a life lesson in that no matter what they do, they should win. Everybody fails at some time, so why reward failure.

Sure big trophies go to winners, and a good try to the losers.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

Why make everything a life lesson. Sports are supposed to be fun. In addition, I challenge you to show me a single kid that plays for the trophy. People play either because they want to win or because its fun. Trophies are irrelevant and it doesn't hurt to give the kid something to remember the season by.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
4 points

When I grow up I like to remember me actually getting something that I deserve. What would the trophy say? Good game, you received this trophy for losing? Just like on the other side, I said that I don't receive a bonus for my coworkers idea, even if his/her bonus is bigger. We need to teach the kids something about the real life.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
2 points

The trophy would say what all those trophies say: participant, or something along those lines. I don't know about you, but I enjoyed sports as a kid even when I lost. Obviously winning is great but so is playing the game usually.

This is what I find most confusing about arguments like yours. You seem intent to try and force lessons out of something that should just be fun. Winning is its own reward, and if the coach of the losing team wants to buy plastic 5 dollar shiny trophies so that the kids can remember little league baseball or youth soccer when they're a lot older, then let them. Stop trying to make sports more than they are...it's just a game.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
mushholmes(1) Disputed
2 points

This is for the other side saying that kids don't want a trophy acting like a person saying good game, you received this trophy for losing.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
2 points

I think most people know what participation trophies usually

look like. They are tiny, with no column holding up the little figure on it. I cant see how most could even momentarily fool anyone into thinking they were winning trophies,so I don't get what all the fuss is about.

I also can't see how a kid who really wants a winning trophy and doesn't get it would feel any better by getting a participation one because of that, so, I guess my feelings on this subject are well, have them or don't have them, it shouldn't make a difference either way because all a participation trophy really is is a glorified souvenir.

there may be a few exceptions to this of course, I'm just writing "in general" from what I've seen.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
Axmeister(4327) Disputed
1 point

what kinda shit is this???

I understand if it was a 10 mile marathon and all who completed it got a medal.But a trophy for LOSERS??.why would you want a perminant reminder that you failed?

and this is supposed to build confidence???

Side: NO, Life Lesson
2 points

yes, it increases the confidence of children. and motivate to participate them in various competition. since various children dont participate due to fear of losing.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
deepishm(357) Disputed
2 points

if they are given with trophies they become self-contented and next time won't aim for the best.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
Rahul4194(24) Disputed
0 points

you r taking it in the wrong sense, trophies are to motivate them.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
Rahul4194(24) Disputed
0 points

you r taking it in the wrong sense, trophies are to motivate them to participate further........

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
speckopolis(2) Disputed
1 point

Absolutely not. My child is a straight A student. The Kiwanis club here in Choctaw, Ok has a program called the BUG program. If a child brings his grade up 2 notches, he gets a $25 gift card for wal-mart. That's great for those kids. Good idea. But what about my kid? Should he drop a couple grades to get the gift card? That's the message he's getting.

On the other hand, he also plays soccer. And he's not that good. He doesn't make it to every practice or every game. So- the coach doesn't play him in games much. He might get 8 minutes at the end of the game if we're already losing anyway. And do I throw a hissy fit? Nope. Because he doesn't deserve to play. And frankly, if he gets a trophy at the end of the season for "participation" I will kick somebody's butt. Because that's the easy way out. Show up part of the time, and you get a trophy for it. That's not cool.

Why? Because someday my precious 10 year old straight A student who isn't good at soccer will have to get a job. And he won't get a promotion for showing up half the time. He won't get "employee of the month" at McDonalds for that either.

These are life lessons. Small ones that help our kids grow into responsible adults. The problem with society today is that everyone thinks they are ENTITLED to a trophy. And everyone whines about it, and the wussies complain that their feelings are hurt and they sue somebody for something stupid so they can "win" money because THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE!! Wake up people... you are creating a whole new species of lazy whiny people.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
DD5577(5) Disputed
1 point

It does not build confidence. It promotes laziness and encourages them to do the minimum. If you want to increase confidence, support them. I have 2 sons. My oldest is not built well for contact sports. However, he has tried and failed at some. He is good at track, and he is good at archery. So far he has not received any trophies, but he continues to try harder at the 2 sports he is good at, and he will eventually get trophies. I supported his efforts on everything, and I encourage him to try harder. My youngest son loves football. He has not received any trophies, but he still keeps trying. If either of my kids were to receive a trophy, the only thing they would gain from it; is that it doesn't matter how hard you try or how little effort you put in, you will still receive the same as those who worked hard at it and earned it. Simply put, it is promoting socialism, and I am 100% against it.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
1 point

They can feel better and have more confidence next time.............

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
1 point

Yes, all children should receive a trophy/metal in sports despite losing! Let kids build confidence and feel happy and proud. Let kids know that winning or losing isn't the important thing, but it is part of life. In my cheer competitions, everyone gets a trophy for participation. Winners get a ribbon, but that's not what's important.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
1 point

Awarding a participation trophy at the end of the season represents the child's contribution to the team, their hard work throughout the season, and their willingness to work together. This doesn't teach children that they've earned something for nothing. It is recognition for their efforts that they may draw upon later in life as a reminder of how hard work eventually pays off.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
1 point

At least give them appreciation, that even they didn't make it, they have tried their best and its worth more for them. Also an encouragement to build better camaraderie of every individual regardless they win or not. Giving them recognition and sports memorabilia, will keep them motivated and inspired.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
mithoo19(805) Disputed
1 point

but after a period of time they will not take the sport seriously and their trophies and medals would not have any value..

Side: NO, Life Lesson
1 point

they need to be shown that life if not only a failure but a quest so they need to be rewarded for doing the right thing.

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Side: YES, Builds Confidence
1 point

YES, so we don't lose our self esteem! LIFE LESSON really doesn't work when the winners brag especially some really mean winners...

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
1 point

i think yes but not one that says 1st place because some kids just give up on what the love because not receiving an award makes them think they aren't good at what they love and they think they are not meant here it works just like bullying but not in that particular way

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
12 points

Here is a true story about this girl.

When she was nine, she was whining about not receiving a medal... Her mother told her to suck it up and work harder. So, she did. After a year of rough trainings, she finally got a little medal. Nothing extraordinary.

For the next year competitions, she worked even harder. She got more medals and ranked higher in her division. Today, she is a member of her regional team.

LIFE LESSON: She was taught that to get what she wants she needs to work for it.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
8 points

What is a trophy? A trophy is a token of victory - a symbolic representation of success, if you will. If trophies are handed out to everybody - losers as well as winners - it is no longer of any import to the winner (i.e. he could just as easily have received it without success, thus making success irrelevant for the most part.).

Side: NO, Life Lesson
Larapinta(3) Disputed
5 points

Did you know that there are different sizes and colors of trophies?

Large meaning well done, small meaning good try/effort.

Also, if you put it your way, why have silver and bronze medals? They didn't win, they don't deserve one, do they? They failed.

Your statement is flawed.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
5 points

True. Trophies should have a symbolic meaning behind them. Handing them out like to everyone takes the meaning of the trophy away.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
7 points

You don't get rewarded for losing in the real world. Why should we blind our children with lies? They will grow up and face problems in the world. They should know that you only get rewarded for over coming things, not for only trying. An 'A' for effort is only part of the equation.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
cstrach11(16) Disputed
5 points

Jeez, why not bring back the whip and compulsory military service. Life isn't just about success, and childhood isn't about moulding hardened competitive warriors. I think a bit of competition is healthy, but a little undue praise can induce confidence and passion in children. On top of that, some people simply will never succeed in sports regardless of how much you withhold prizes and trophies, so what good will it do them? Giving a kid praise can make them happy and for many people that is more important than drive to 'succeed'.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
trumpeter93(997) Disputed
5 points

why not bring back the whip and compulsory military service.

We have to register for the draft when we turn 18, and in Israel, military service is mandatory.

a little undue praise can induce confidence and passion in children.

Losing can bring motivation. When I am playing with my band in school, and I mess up a part, I don't want praise for screwing up. I am motivated to do better, so I practice harder, and longer and get better.

some people will never succeed in sports regardless of how much you withhold prizes and trophies

If they aren't improving after a while, then maybe they should find another hobby or interest.

I used to be on a baseball team when i was little. Nobody got a reward for losing, and we were motivated to work harder.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
7 points

the most stupid thing about modern day school is that they now erase "winners" and "losers"

I think Bill Gates said it best:

Rule 1: Life is not fair -- get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping -- they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
6 points

IT's totally unfair for the people (guy)/ (girl) who won. Besides, do losers get trophies too in the olympics?

Side: NO, Life Lesson
5 points

Well, I don't care if they get participation trophies if they're in a low rank, but I still want their to be scores and 1st place trophies. Sure, boost confidence and shit by saying "hey kid, you participated..." but reward success by acknowledging that one kid or team did better than everyone else. We still have to teach kids that there are winners and losers. I hate assholes who grow up thinking that everything is supposed to go there way, yet aren't good at doing it. So they just think I'm an asshole for not giving in. If you wanna bullshit me into making you feel better, be a better bullshitter.

We're basically creating people who are shitty at bullshitting and very whiny about it. Fuckin' cunts.

Side: NO, Life Lesson

This whole idea of everybody getting trophies or medals was created by liberals and Democrats in order to reign in socialism by indoctrination of the kids at an early age.

Get everyone to believe that they are a winner.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
6 points

Haha....is your little leaguer being insidiously indoctrinated by liberals? More on this after commercials.

Give me a break.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
6 points

How do you come to this conclusion?...................................

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
5 points

...only if I get a bonus for an idea that a coworker brought up, but I don't think that will be happening any time soon.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
5 points

What's the point in trying to win if the losers get the same as you do? What good is confidence without ability to back it? To tell them they did a good job should be good enough. Think of it this way, if two people are being chased by a lion and both are confident but only one has the ability, does the slower one still get a "trophy"? No, he dies. We didn't evolve in such a way for that to be a good strategy.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
5 points

no coz people learn from their looses . if v start givin the loosers a trophy den no1 will actually be intrested in doin any hard work . but giving a participation certificate is fine as a memory , but no medals n trophies.............

Side: NO, Life Lesson

No. Losers do NOT want to remember the experience. Just make sure to give a trophy to the winning teams...they've earned it. ;)

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

no because if they do get a trophy for losing and getting anything but first, it would develop their attitude for life. That it is okay to get second or not try. It is now lodged in their brain because of operant condition.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

no i don't think so. When you enter a competition you are in it to do your best and compete for the number 1 position. If you were suppose to win a medal every time you lose you would have nothing pushing you to do your best. it will cause you not to put out all your effort.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
0 points

this is cent percent right..... i totally with it........

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Why would anyone want some material that is a reminder of his own defeat? "Yeah, here's my medal. 20th out of 20. I'm so proud of myself. Good times, good times..."

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Now why would you want that? It completely eradicates the idea of winning. What's the point of even having a medal or trophy if everyone else has one?

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

You dont get a trophy in real life if you file a paper or do your job (unless you are an athlete) so why should children at sports events?!?!

Side: Niether you dont get trophies in life
cstrach11(16) Disputed
4 points

It builds confidence, it encourages them to participate in future games, it instils an element of competitiveness in them, it induces passion for a sport or event. Were you a child once? Do you remember playing in a sport and feeling a level of achievement or pride? If it made you happy and made you want that 'success' again then it served a purpose. Kids aren't there simply to be moulded into super-competitive realist machines. A bit of speculative ambition can be a good thing. I'm sure you wouldn't want your kids treated like adults all the time so your analogy doesn't really work.

Side: YES, Builds Confidence
Devildog83(5) Disputed
4 points

Yeah cause teaching your kid to be realistic is a horrible concept.

Side: NO, Life Lesson

Of course not. I'm guessing we're talking about the US, so no, this wouldn't be good. Not everyone can win.

Welcome to Capitalism. =]

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

no, because the children will grow up to believe that even if they loose they are still a winner... no... if you loose you loose... there is no reward for you... you did not do as well as the person who won so you need to deal with that.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

all children should not receive a trophy or medal in sporting event just like all students should not get "A's" for simply showing up for class and/or behaving right in class. This gives them a sense of entitlement and that they can behave and/or simply show up and earn reward. That's not how life works. And, by doing this, it makes it very hard for the teacher, coach, etc. to maintain discipline and/or keep students engaged. With this no child left behind law, it seems that students are allowed to pass through the grades because teachers are very concerned with keeping their jobs, administrators want to keep their charters, and no one wants to hurt the parents and/or students feelings. I remember taking an action research class, and a couple of the students did their action research projects on students who have made it up to the 11th grade but aren't reading at grade level and I was amazed that the students were allowed to advance this high without anyone working on reading with them. And when students say that a subject is boring, we're supposed to make it interesting for them. I was in special education from grades K -12 and my parents told me that if I wanted to get out of special education and increase my chances of success in life, I'd better get off my duff and work hard on my studies and act right, even though others didn't and my behavior may not always be rewarded. If I would have told my parents that I thought a subject was boring and that I didn't want to do it, they would have said, "Well, if you don't do it, you won't advance. We'll help provide the tutoring and coaching, but you have to do the work - there was no choice on that." They - both my parents and the teachers would have been a lot tougher on me to learn it. The message was that I'd better have the self motivation to do it, regardless if I get attention for it or are rewarded for it. And as for paying for good grades, my parents always rewarded me when they chose to but they told me that they would reward as they saw fit, not for me to think that I was entitled to being paid for grades and/or chores.

I've recently completed my master of arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction and I'm job searching and no one is giving me the job. When I submit my resume, interview, etc., the interviewer thanks me for coming in for the interview, wishes me well, and/or lets me know that they will call me if I'm the one that they want. No one rewards you for higher education and no one guarantees you the job after graduation, no matter how good your resume is, how nice you are, how educated you are, who you know, etc.

These kids coming out of schools today are much too fresh and will have a very rude awakening when they get out of school and into the working world

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

By giving every player/team a trophy just for playing sends the wrong message. It tells the kids that lose every game that you don't have to try because at the end you will get the same thing the winners get. It doesn't give them any reason to try hard or try to get better. By doing this your telling the kid that when he/she grows up you don't have to work hard because you'll still get the same thing as the person who did try hard. Your even sending a bad message to the kids that wins every game. When they see the last place team gets the same thing they got, there is no reason to try anymore. Why do we even play sports if know matter how bad or good you do the end result is the same. Now when kids are first starting out in sports, which is usually around 4 or 5 years old, then I believe everyone should get a trophy. The cut off line for me is 8 years old. Once you become that age only the winners should get a reward, not the losers. By giving every kid a trophy no matter what, you are not preparing them very well for their adult life. And you all wonder why your kids are spoiled brats that think everything should be given to them with a silver spoon. The longer you coddle them the harder it will be for them when the become adults

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

When i got my first trophy in my Tae Kwon Doe class as a young teenager, i felt proud and happy. I believe that if every promotion class if i recieved a trophy, that confidence feeling will go away. I am totally speaking for me and hopefully for others. It is like food. If i had chinese food everyday, i would get bored with it. Everyday, i would expect chinese on my plate.

If someone in this blue world, a child would gain confidence EVERY time, and still learn to work hard...i say why not.

I agree that children should be taught to work hard because in this world, you have to work hard to get what you want....unless you are a child of someone rich.

Every dependable debate. Well everything is dependable.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

No i was once on a basketball team and we went all the way to the finals and there was a kid who sat on the bench the entire year and skipped practice and once we got to the finals we got blown out by like 20 points and the kid blamed all of us for not winning we all worked hard we didn't complain but everyone else on the other team hate this kid on there team for the same reason no if you don't work for it or you didn't win get over it

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Teaching a kid they are a winner no matter what they do is wrong to the kid your doing it to. They grow up thinking they are good at something that they are not it just builds them up for failure later on in their teens when they get smoked on the field, court, or whatever venue they are playing on/in. Sure it would build their confidence in the sport if you gave them a trophy and yes they may get passionate about that sport but it does not tell them to work hard to get what they want. People here are saying that its just a game why does it have to be a lesson in life it's just a game. First off, your naive if you believe that not everything we do in life is a lesson because it is. Sorry, life is one big lesson rather it be in sports or at work. As parents you need to be teaching your kids to work hard and contribute on their team as a player. Sure it's a sport but what do sports teach us? Team work (applicable when your in a school environment and in the work place), competitiveness (applicable when competing for a raise), hard work which is self- explanatory. These are just a few examples of lessons sports teach people. The liberal mindset that we are all good at whatever we try is wrong, cause we simply are not. It's like trying to turn a 350 pound offensive lineman into a cornerback. It's stupid and wouldn't work. Why? While the player may excel as a lineman due to his size he would more than likely fail as a cornerback because of the tasks the position requires. This does not make him a horrible football player it just makes him unsuited to be a cornerback but great to be an offensive lineman. Play on your kids strengths in order to make them better and do not force the kids who try hard to achieve in sports to settle for mediocracy.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

In a race, the person who crosses the finish line first gets a 1st place trophy. The next person to cross receives a 2nd place trophy and the 3rd gets a small medal. Everyone after that gets nothing; because they didn't meet the standards for completing the race against all other contestants. This has been a tradition for generations and generations.

So why must we change this to please everyone?

Today, young kids who participate in recreational sport leagues are all given the same trophy when the season ends. This is odd because the league is set up like any other professional league. Two teams play against each other, and the winner moves up in the standings while the other stays the same. At the end of the season the two best teams play together. But instead of giving the winning team a 1st place trophy, everyone is given the same trophy (in the entire league). Is this because the league or the controlling soccer moms feel that it is “unfair” to single a child out? YES. In a competitive team sport, there is no question that the winning team should be treated differently than the rest of the teams. They tried their best, they worked at it, and they won because of it. Therefore, they should receive the greatest honor. I am not saying that there should be no reason why the runner up should get something to congratulate their determination, but parents today shelter their children too much from the real realities of the world, and ultimately very importantly its life lessons. They remember the sadness of losing as a child and don’t want their children to feel the pain of losing like they did. This is a very big problem. The very reason why parents put their kids into sports at such a young age is to teach them DISCIPLINE, TEAMWORK, COOPERATION, DETERMINATION and even FAILURE. If a child doesn't learn these simple factors of life, how is the child going to go through life when he realizes that they aren't going to get a trophy for everything? In life, at a job, when you mess up you will NOT be rewarded with a trophy for effort. YOU GET FIRED; THAT’S YOUR TROPHY. Instead of being able to suck it up and take it like a champion, they will learn to cry over their losses because now they are wondering what they did wrong; because in their minds they think “well, even when I did bad and goofed off and didn't do what I was supposed to I still received a trophy”. Is that really how we want to teach our children? Losing is a part of life it exists because we LEARN from it, and BETTER ourselves. We work harder and try to figure out what we didn't do right and what we could do right to prevent it from happening in the future. IT’S CALLED LEARNING. Do we want our children to be LAZY and incompetent to completing tasks the RIGHT WAY? Do we really not want our kids to take anything seriously? You may not want to believe it, but it all starts with harmless sports. It starts as soon as you’re born. Life is full of disappointment, you just have to learn how to deal with it and make it better.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Why would they?

A medal is earned.

If they lose, they didn't earn a medal.

Losing is a part of life, and they should be taught to deal with life early on.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Medals should only be awarded if they have put a lot of effort into the sporting event. If you gave everyone medals it would be a waste of resources, also giving medals would most likely encourage laziness as the children will not need to put so much effort into it.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

No it is not right because the losers must be reminded that losing comes with a price in the real world

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

Children need to be taught that in the real world there will be times when they will succeed and there will be times win they will fail. It is very important to teach them through competition, sports and play how to win and lose gracefully, how to hold their head high with pride even if they lose, not to gloat or rub their winnings in another's face, how to be great team mates through good sportsmanship, how to pick themselves up and try again until they get it right, the great feeling that if they don't get it right than it was not from lack of trying or from giving up, and to always be mindful that there must be a balance maintained between always winning and always losing. If kids get participation medals then everyone wins all of the time so they do not learn that anything worth having is worth working hard to obtain and they grow up to be spoiled little brats that thinks the world owes them something! They will also get frustrated because they can't always win anymore like they did when they were young, start thinking that there is something wrong with them and they will give up on everything that they can not be number one at because always winning as a child will give them a distorted view of what the real world is supposed to be like then when they grow up and see that they are the different ones in adulthood they will not have the tools to cope with that and that is the biggest set up for failure of all! This is much crueler than letting them get their little hearts broken from time to time and having them experience a little damage to their pride. In fact the adults insisting on all kids getting something just for participating are selfish! They are only thinking about themselves having hurt feelings because they have to watch their kids have these life lessons but as adults we have to teach our children that life is not fair so for you self indulging adults who are creating ruthless little brats and releasing them on everyone else in the world who live life by life's rules suck it up and grow up! LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!!!

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

no, sure it builds confidence so maybe when they are little but when they hit like 2nd-3rd grade no. i think one of the biggest issues with kids these days is that they think they can get whatever they want because they are children. I mean you teach a kid to say please, so now every time they want something all they got to do is say please. i mean it is a hard lesson to teach, but i think that if all their lives they think that even if they fail they still get the reward its not going to teach them what is real. im not saying be brutal and ruthless but teaching them that you cant get everything you want and you're not always going to win, is somthing everyone should know. other wise it is going to be a cold burst of reality when they get into the real world

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

If kids are taught that losers are winners, then they will be losers in thier lives.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
4 points

very true. Kids shouldn't be spoiled that much. Spoiled kids never have a successful life.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

This boy he keeps on winning so much trophies and medals that he ran out of space, then later in his life he kept on showing up on work and he kept on complaining to his boss that he did not get more money because he kept on showing up on work, then some day his boss got tired of it that he fired him, then later on he was a hobo. He kept on complaining on how life was not fair.

LIFE LESSON: do not be whining about anything that would make a bad picture to you and your parents people will think that your parents spoil you or that you are not disciplined too much.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

What happens if kids do not participate but comes to the sport.

Side: NO, Life Lesson
3 points

failure leads to success ... after losing they should understand why they didn't get a medal or a trophy..so that they can work even more harder next time they play

Side: NO, Life Lesson
2 points

Kids could actually find something else to do if they do not get a trophy and they might get a trophy there for example: a kid sucks in soccer then he finds a basketball tournament and wins a trophy.

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2 points

It makes them covet it might please you but i disappoints God. You are listening to the devil.

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Kids can run out of space in their closet or bookshelf or something to put their trophies

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By giving children trophies just for participation, kids will think it is fine just to show up and be good, but not try. The actual winners will be unhappy, because they will not be the only ones with trophies and medals. This will make them not work as hard, because they will not be the only ones to get trophies. Also, the kids who don't win will not work as hard, because they know they will get a medal anyways.

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All winners deserves compliments and rewards, but NOT all losers receives a loosing moments, some also receives a gratitude of compliments as they accept how they loose, that's is how sportsmanship should be, somehow, when you loose you become a winner of knowing things to be good in the future. It should not be a lessons learned because you made mistake resulted you to not win the game, but instead, it must be a ways of improvement that sometimes you need to know several things in order for you to master every obstacles. Like a physics games at http://www.iphysicsgames.com/, you always need to think and focus on every games, as it is also they way of how you perform your real life living.

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1 point

all children as well as youngsters deserve rewards if they play best.trophy or medal gain their confidence.and they play better in next game.

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all children as well as youngsters deserve rewards if they play best.trophy or medal gain their confidence.and they play better in next game.

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1 point

when they show their trophy to their parents they feel proud on them.so i think it is compulsory to give rewards.

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Very informative post.

What is a trophy? A trophy is a token of victory - a symbolic representation of success, if you will.

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No, if you don't give them a metal it will push them to be better

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Trophies and medals for winners, losers can lick their wounds and come back to fight another day.

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