We do not believe in the participation trophy culture. At E.R.C children receive a Tshirt for participating, but they must EARN their end of season medal. Each season a new goal is set, and children feel part of a team as they work towards reaching that goal. We will give plenty of second chances, but we will not give a medal to avoid tears. We teach children how to handle disappointment and use it as fuel to achieve what is really important to them. When they finally do earn that medal, it will be worth more than gold.