Pyrrhic victories in youth sport


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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.



Simon A Harling

Learning to live with others (coaching), living my best life (fitness), & sharing what I am working on (writing)