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North Texas youth football league stops awarding participation trophies

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Starting this season in a Texas youth football league, trophies will be handed out only to winners.

Starting this season in a Texas youth football league, trophies will be handed out only to winners.

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A North Texas Youth Football League is making students work for a trophy.

The Keller Youth Association will no longer be giving out participation trophies. Starting next spring players, as young as 5 years old, will only receive a trophy only if they are league champions.

Some parents say it's not about what's on the scoreboard, it's about rewarding hard work. Others say it's teaching students a good life lesson. You have to work hard for what you get.

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