Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

05.15.13 Annals of Coaching: Risk Free Practice

Got to spend the evening watching Iain Munro, Academy Director at the Philadelphia Union’s academy program, coaching and I was struck by what he did first and why.  Iain’s kids played a modified 5 v 5 scrimmage for 15 minutes when they arrived.  He likes the idea of kids getting to play right away so they don’t…