HA! Yeah, I was shocked when they told me that our league keeps score at this age. Well, shocked and extremely pleased. I believe that if you aren't going to keep score, then there really isn't much point in playing in the first place. I mean, imagine approaching the 18th green on a golf course and telling your buddy, "I have no idea how I hit today, but I've really enjoyed the weather." That might work for some people, but I don't think I'm one of them.
I hope that the trophies have to be earned, but I wouldn't be upset if they do the whole "everyone gets a trophy" thing. The kids on the team have all been working pretty hard to improve so it's okay with me if they have something to show for it at the end of the season. Right now we have only played 2 games (we are 1-1. We lost our first game by 1 run and won the 2nd by 7).
The other coaches in the league seem pretty amicable so far. We all want to win, but I haven't encountered any ultra competitive d-bags yet (I'm told there are a couple in the league- especially come tournament time). The parents have been a different story so far though. I like to win too, but geez, some of them act like they've got their next mortgage payment riding on the outcome.