(CBS 11 NEWS) – It’s the youth league where everyone is not a winner. The Keller Youth Association (KYA) football league has decided to do away with trophies for every child who plays. The league director said the board made the decision in order to teach kids that to get awards, they have to go above and beyond just participating.
Football director John Quinones said the board had talked about eliminating trophies for a couple years. They scaled back to medals for participants over the last few seasons. Starting in the spring, those will be gone too, except for possibly the youngest division. Only league champions will take home an award.