It is extremely important to recognise achievement in youth sporting teams. Participation in sports can help to build teamwork skills, strong work ethic, responsibility, sportsmanship and respect. It is necessary to recognise the achievements of not only the high performers, but also of the dedicated, improving and enthusiastic members of the team. Below are some different ways to recognise the various achievements of different players in youth sports teams.
Player of the Week Trophy
One method of rewarding achievements within a youth sports team is by awarding a ‘Player of the Week’ trophy to a different team member each week. This provides an immediate form of recognition that is consistent each week. This allows players to feel a sense of immediate gratification following their game. It can also play a role in motivating players as it provides them with a consistent goal to work towards each week.
A recognition program is a unique way to acknowledge the achievement of individuals within youth sports teams. There are endless possibilities to how your program can be run, it is completely up to you. One idea could be where individuals’ names are recorded for small, short-term achievements. Once an individual accumulates 5 or 10 of these small awards, they could be eligible for an entry into a raffle to win a training session with a professional or tickets to see a game. This entire program can be tailored to suit your specific club or organisation.
Annual Awards Ceremony
Annual or seasonal awards ceremonies are always a good way to recognise achievement in youth sports teams. At these large and often prestigious events, a variety of awards are presented to recognise the achievements of members of different sporting teams. This ensures that not only are the high achievers rewarded, but other players are rewarded for their enthusiasm, dedication or improvement.
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