Koa Sports League Trophy Philosophy
Enter into most kids‚Äô rooms these days and your eye goes immediately to a¬†shelf of glittery plastic ‚Äì the requisite trophy shrine filled with years of¬†awards for simply being on the team. Welcome to the participation trophy¬†generation! Thankfully we are beginning to see some pushback to the¬†notion of being rewarded for just showing up (or in some cases, just¬†registering)!
At Koa Sports we believe in rewarding athletes for genuine¬†accomplishments. We are joining with many educators, athletes and¬†psychologists in moving away from the practice of awarding participation¬†trophies, particularly as players‚Äô ‚Äúage up.‚Äù Of course, our youngest athletes¬†who really do get a thrill from a trophy will still receive their prize! But as¬†the players get older, they will be recognized for the value of their¬†achievements on the field. We hope to foster within our players a sense of¬†personal accomplishment when they believe they‚Äôve given their all in athletic¬†competition and in any aspect of their life.