Found October 24, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

Trophies are meant for winners. Somewhere along the line, youth sports and local communities lost sight of that. Growing up, I remember being on the losing team in the championship game of Little League, yet, we were given a trophy. I found it confusing. We lost. The only thing we deserved was the sting from not getting the job done, and it acting as motivation to wanting to play better the year before. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. When I swam, the better swimmers received the bigger individual trophy at the end of the year. But then, we all received the same size. They all had our name's on it, and no longer did they have the subheading of 'Coach's Award' vs 'Participant Award.' Fast forward to today, and every kid gets ribbons, medals, trophies. Everyone is a winner. Heck, even field days at elementary schools don't allow you to cheer. While this is the norm across most of this country, a youth football program in Keller, TX is changing direction.Read more →

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