Opponents argue that participation trophies are fair solution in youth sports. However, if both teams received a trophy it would not be fair to the winning team. The team that wins is the team that put forth the proper effort in preparing for the game. Children need to learn that they cannot win everything in life, it is impossible to always win. But at the same time, children also need to learn that it is okay to lose at times. Losing is a great too...
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...so far. Talent is a beneficial trait to have but hard work is better and more effective.
Ultimately, children need to learn what it takes in order to truly be awarded a trophy. Awards are not to just be handed out to each person who participates, but to the ones who have accomplished a victory. Every person loses at times and it is normal, but by teaching children what losing is, it could help them further in life. Little league is meant for children to learn how to play a sport and to have fun, but that does not mean that trophies need to be handed out for participation. Anything worth having in life comes with hard work and educating children of this at a young age will benefit them. A child does not deserve a participation trophy because it does not allow proper effort to be shown, each sport is played to win, and because a child deserves constructive criticism.
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