Recognition for Participation
This survey caught our eye in light of parents coming to buy trophies for their child: “The coaches don’t believe in trophies, but she really missed not getting them.”
According to recent research by TNS Worldwide, 65% of parents approve recognizing children for participation in sports.
The past President of the Awards and Personalization Assn. said, ‘Recognizing that children have varying levels of expertise and development sets the foundation for a positive experience for them in youth sports, and ultimately creates a can-do attitude and lifelong learning.’
Submissions should include award presentations, end of the season recognition ceremonies or team parties with their trophy or other awards and it should highlight how the season went and what it meant to be a team or an individual player.