Sports awards are enormously popular, especially for those who compete in team events, particularly baseball, basketball, soccer, and football, the nation’s most popular sports. Of course, individuals love to get sports trophies and awards, but when teams are involved, they also have the effect of improving team spirit and camaraderie amongst players.
So when should trophies and awards be given to sports teams, and what types of sports trophies and awards are appropriate?
Choosing Trophies and Awards for Team Players
Of course it depends largely on the level of team sport being played, but generally, there will be medals and ribbons given to players in winning teams, and perhaps a floating trophy for the winning team to take home. Sometimes prizes are awarded too, often money.
The value of trophies (and therefore their cost) varies immensely. For instance, those given to international and even national competitors will be considerably more valuable than those awarded to club teams. And those presented to recognized national or even state league teams will be worth a lot more than those given to scholars and even college players.
Cost (and value) depends largely on what trophies are made from. Cups and trophies are made from a range of different materials from metal and plated cups and trophies – “let’s bring home the silverware” – to resin and plastic, and custom crystal. Similarly, medals may also be made of different materials. Any of these may be engraved with team or players’ names.
Ribbons are commonly printed with sponsor or event names. Apart from anything else, this reminds team players when they played and where.
In addition to awards and trophies given to winning sports teams on the day, many organizations and clubs like to give annual awards for achievement, participation, and commitment to particular sports. Custom sports trophies and medals may also be awarded to top performers, from man of the match to player of the year.
Participation trophies are particularly popular with kids sports clubs and may be given to anyone, not just the winning team players. They play an important role in keeping young people motivated – after all, we can’t all be winners!
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