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The mark of a great coach is a constant desire to learn and grow. A hunger to use whatever can make them better.
The best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered brings his considerable knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world to create championship caliber coaches on the court and field.
What great classroom teachers do is relevant to coaches in profound ways. After all, coaches are at their core teachers.
Lemov knows that coaches face many of the same challenges found in the classroom, so the science of learning applies equally to them. Unfortunately, coaches and organizations have a mixed level of understanding of the research and study of the science of learning. Sometimes coaches and organizations build their teaching on myths and platitudes more than science. Sometimes there isn’t any science applied at all.
While there are thousands of books and websites a coach can consult to better understand technical and tactical aspects of the game, there is nothing for a coach to consult that explicitly examines the teaching problems on the field, the court, the rink, and the diamond. Until now.
Intended to offer lessons and guidance that are applicable to coaches of any sporting endeavor including everyone from parent volunteers to professional coaches and private trainers, Lemov brings the powerful science of learning to the arena of sports coaching to create the next generation of championship caliber coaches.
About the Author
Doug Lemov is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found Uncommon Schools, a network of high performing schools in under-served communities.
His book Teach Like a Champion (now Teach Like a Champion 2.0) describes techniques used by exceptional teachers. It has sold more than a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages.
His other books include Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better and Reading Reconsidered.
He played soccer at Hamilton College, where he was the worst player of the decade. He has an MA in English from Indiana University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Follow him on Twitter at @doug_Lemov