Sports Awards Ideas for Kids


Coaches of kids' sports teams often want to present special awards at the end of games or the end of the season. The physical awards can range from handmade certificates to customized trophies, depending on the coach's preference. When giving awards, try to honor as many players as possible, or give some type of award to every player on the team so no one is excluded.

Game Certificates

  • Instead of giving all awards at the end of the season, give a special certificate to one or two players after each game, recognizing outstanding achievements or contributions. You can either present one most valuable player award, an award for the best defensive and offensive players of the game; or an award for strong leadership during the game. Keep track of who receives the award after each game so each child gets an award at some point during the season; and prevents one or two children from always getting the awards.

Athletic Awards

  • At the end of the season, give young players special awards that highlight their athletic abilities. Make awards such as MVP, best defensive player and best offensive player, if it fits the sport. Give out other awards pertaining to certain skills and abilities needed for the sport you're coaching. For example, if you are coaching basketball, give out an award for the best shooter, best dribbler and best passer. You also can give awards for the fastest player, the highest jumper and the most improved athletically.

Attitude Awards

  • Recognize kids who may not be the most athletic players at the end of a sports season. Give out awards for kids who have the best attitude, best sportsmanship and best leadership skills; as well as the most supportive player or those who have the most team spirit. These attitude awards can give players a boost of confidence at an age where they might need it most.

Funny Awards

  • Funny awards can get a good laugh out of players and their parents at the end of the season. Make sure the kids you are coaching are old enough to appreciate and understand the humor of your awards. Give awards for things such as the biggest "oops" or the best fall of the season. You also can give funny superlative awards, voted on by players or coaches, that highlight each player's personality. For example, you can give an award for team clown or a "most likely to" award, such as "most likely to fall asleep at practice."

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • Team Sports Award Ideas

    Playing a team sport can be rewarding in and of itself, but it's always even more rewarding to receive something for the...

  • Award Ideas to Give Out at an Athletic Banquet

    An athletic banquet is a time to honor achievements on sports teams. Awards are given for children’s sports to high school competitive...

  • Funny Baseball Award Ideas

    At the end of the baseball season, many leagues and teams will have an awards ceremony where they present the players with...

  • Sports Awards Banquet Ideas

    Sports awards banquets don't have to be boring or tedious when you liven up the event with a video or slideshow of...

  • Types of Soccer Awards

    At the end of each soccer season, coaches begin determining which players will receive an award based on attitude, dedication and hard...

  • Ideas for an Athletic Banquet

    Sports and athletics are naturally social activities, so planning a banquet for these themes are easy and simple. Whether it’s to celebrate...

  • Ideas for Coach Awards

    The highlight of the season for a sports team is often the end-of-the-season-awards ceremony when players are recognized for individual achievements, hard...

  • Ideas for Softball Award Certificates

    Acknowledging the efforts and achievements of fellow softball players is a rewarding experience for all parties involved. The end of a softball...

  • Types of Sports Awards

    Across all levels of all sports, professional and amateur athletes are recognized regularly for their contributions and performance. America’s four major professional...

  • Funny Awards for Kids Sports Teams

    Every season, kids’ sport team coaches dole out the same individual awards, such as Most Valuable Player, Most Improved or Best Team...

Related Searches

Check It Out

10 Delicious Game Day Eats That Rival the Game

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!