Both of my sons are wrapping up their fall sports seasons. And yes, they will be receiving trophies for simply being on a team. I am indifferent to the idea of awarding trophies for nothing special. I am pretty sure if, and when, either of them get a trophy for an actual accomplishment they will understand the difference.
Actually, we should roll this idea over to parenting. You wouldn't actually need maternal skills or exhibit exceptional ability. No need to go above and beyond-just conception and birth. Mother of Year!