This article may divide opinion but the author does have a point here and argues it convincingly. Ashley Merryman suggests if your child is joining a sports club this season then one question to bear in mind is; ”which children get awards?” If the answer is ”Everybody gets a trophy” then Ashley suggests you spend time to find another program.
The author Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson have spent years reporting on the effects of praise and rewards on children. They say the science is clear. Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire children to succeed. Instead, it can cause them to underachieve.