Presenting any award to a child that may devalue the performance of other team members is not appropriate in youth sports. However, awards not intended to recognize only higher skilled players can be appropriate. For example:

  • Most Dedicated
  • Best Sportsmanship
  • Most Improved
  • Hardest Worker
  • Most Enthusiastic
  • Model Teammate

Awards such as these can recognize a child’s actions without necessarily singling out “good” and “bad” players.