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Old 11-28-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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When did that begin with the first two stages (T-ball and coach pitch) .... millennial generation?
I played little league in the early 80's and we started with t-ball.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:01 PM
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Nothing wrong with teaching children to be competitive. That is a life skill they will need to succeed in future endeavors. They will have no need to strive and reach goals set either by themselves for an endeavor. What is the point at working hard when you will have the same outcome as everyone else?
What's a participation trophy?
I'm frankly kind of torn on this issue. Perhaps a trophy for "best effort" as well as the winner?
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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Oh I see. It's limited to 5-year-olds.


Older kids need not apply. Recall being 7 and not the youngest kid in the 'hood, playing baseball on the back lot. Pitcher would toss the ball softly, sometimes underhanded, and hitters would take their cuts.


Boy were we backward in the early 50s!!!!!
T-ball leagues are usually for 4 to 6 year olds (some 7 year olds also participate and some special needs kids are older and still do t-ball).

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Old 11-28-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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I'm frankly kind of torn on this issue. Perhaps a trophy for "best effort" as well as the winner?
In my experience, the coach calls each kid up and says something nice about them, either their playing, their sportsmanship, or whatever, but something unique for each kid, then presents the trophy (up to about age 8)

In high school, each person on the team was recognized in a similar manner and given a certificate (or a letter for varsity), then they awarded MVP a plaque.
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Old Yesterday, 11:33 AM
 
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Trophies of any kind are stupid. It's a game. You play it for fun. Who cares which player is the best at throwing a ball into a hoop, hole, or carrying some leather across a line? I've got a pile of 1st place / MVP / Championship trophies, ribbons, medals, and Varsity letters, and they're all just as meaningless as a participation trophy.

If my kids are having fun, feeling challenged, and getting/staying healthy, they can have all the participation, champion, 1st place trophies and ribbons they want, or none.

If you're playing for the trophy, you're playing for the wrong reason.
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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM
 
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Trophies of any kind are stupid. It's a game. You play it for fun. Who cares which player is the best at throwing a ball into a hoop, hole, or carrying some leather across a line? I've got a pile of 1st place / MVP / Championship trophies, ribbons, medals, and Varsity letters, and they're all just as meaningless as a participation trophy.

If my kids are having fun, feeling challenged, and getting/staying healthy, they can have all the participation, champion, 1st place trophies and ribbons they want, or none.

If you're playing for the trophy, you're playing for the wrong reason.
Ask any kid on any field and I doubt a single one would they they are playing "for a trophy."
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Old Today, 09:36 AM
 
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Participation awards aren't "unearned", as the only requirement is to participate. These are usually voluntary leagues or activities, so "just showing up" is still a lot better than staying at home watching cartoons or whatever.

Now, what did bother me was my 3rd grade baseball league had a policy that "every player will get at least one game ball per season". Usually it went to someone who performed well that game; the best players getting multiple game balls in a season. When I finally got my obligatory game ball, I felt strange about it. I hadn't played well enough to stand out above my teammates. I didn't deserve the ball...the league policy gave the ball to me instead of one of the better players.
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