Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

11.19.21 Luke Gromer on Coaching the Decision, Not the Outcome

  One of the most important and challenging aspects of coaching young people, is coaching them to focus on things that will cause them to succeed over the long run and ignoring the pressing distractions of the short run. It’s a topic I wrote about a bit in The Coach’s Guide to Teaching. A developing athlete,…