A Pyrrhic victory is a term used to describe a victory that comes at such a high cost that it almost feels like a defeat. Sadly in youth sport (and parenting), the costs mount up, and defeat only shows up when it’s too late. The horse has bolted.
Here are a few examples worth thinking about:
Age group international honours.
Fourteen years olds back squatting bodyweight +.
Coaching your kid’s age group.