I wanted some opinions regarding when playing to win becomes important. At what age and at what level of competition does it become the prime objective for a team. And what lengths are acceptable for attaining that goal.
I watched a 14u All-Star Tournament as a coach marginalized several players and would not accept any input from an assistant coach regarding the line up or on field decisions. Many of which were not in the best interest of the team and which actually caused the team to lose. Tears and hard feelings were the outcome.
When does the line get crossed in the pursuit of victory?
When does coaching to win become coaching to win at all costs?