Premiando la participación en el deporte para jóvenes: Más allá de los trofeos por ganar

Translated title of the contribution: Rewarding participation in youth sport: Beyond trophies for winning

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Abstract

Recently, many parents, sportswriters, and social critics have expressed concern for young athletes being given participation trophies. They claim that it fosters a sense of entitlement and teaches youngsters that they do not need to earn rewards. I argue that youth sport participants should not be rewarded only for participation, but that they should be given opportunities for earing awards beyond mere victory. This is because a variety of values, such as symbolic meaning, challenge and risk, aesthetics, and high-quality relationships with teammates and opponents, deserve reward as well. I conclude that coaches and organizers should find ways to given tokens to most youth sport participants for achieving, or striving to achieve, these alternate values.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalCultura, Ciencia y Deporte
Volume13
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Esthetics
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Youth Sports
Mentoring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Premiando la participación en el deporte para jóvenes : Más allá de los trofeos por ganar. / English, Colleen.

In: Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, Vol. 13, No. 38, 01.01.2018, p. 109-118.

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