Recognizing individual and team achievements is an important component to providing a great experience for your student athletes. Achievements don’t always have to recognize top performers. Make sure you consider many ways to recognize those that help make the team successful.
- Discuss with your school and coaches before the League begins to set various levels of accomplishments that your athletes can attain.
- Consider proposing a lettering program for your team to the school. The League can provide lettering recommendations.
- Present achievement awards weekly and/or at the team’s year-end banquet. Awards can include trophies, plaques, painted (gold) clay targets, patches or certificates.
- Do not offer cash or merchandise. It will affect your athlete’s amateur status with the League.
- Set achievement weekly scoring average goals for all League classifications of Varsity (19-25 avg), JV (15-18.99 avg), and Novice (0-14.99 avg).
- Consider individual awards, squad awards, captains awards, and awards for both boys and girls.
- Consider recognition for coaches or special individuals who made exception contributions to the team.
- You will see your athletes’ scores rise considerably in the first season and it’s important that you recognize their efforts.
- Make the awards fun and unique and something that a high school athlete would be proud to show to his/her family.