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Discover practical training strategies that make a difference you can measure on the job and on the playing field. The science of learning delivers a competitive edge to corporate trainers and sports coaches alike. From adopting a growth mindset to training for skills, we provide effective techniques you can apply now to achieve breakthrough results.

For Coaches

Perfect Practice for Softball (And Sports)

  A simple change to practice can make a difference This...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

For Parents

A Better Way to Practice Piano (or Any Instrument)

One of the most common ways to practice music hurts...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Golf Academy: Practicing with Pressure

Why we love this the video points out the very...

By Lasting Learning

Skills Training

Itzhak Pearlman on Practicing

Why we love this – the video highlights the misconception...

By Lasting Learning

For Coaches

Weak performance on road sometimes all in your head

ONE OF THE main lessons to be learned from our studies of...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Does Practice make perfect? It depends on how you do it

You remember the old joke. A young, obviously confused...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

Sports Training

Find Your Best Challenge Point

The truth about improving your golf game with Dr. Mark...

By Lasting Learning

Expert Interview

Interleaved Practice

Suppose you want to improve your golf game—say, driving...

By Doug Rohrer

Expert Interview

The Problem with Rote Rehearsal

Rote rehearsal refers to practicing something over and...

By Elizabeth Bjork, Ph.D.

Corporate Training

The Myth of Individual Learning Styles

We have all heard people claim to be “visual...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Using Desirable Difficulties in Sports

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo provides several examples of how he has...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Love to Win or Hate to Lose?

This article was originally published in Psychology...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

Articles

An Interview with Lee Waddington, Elite Soccer Coach

Lee Waddington is the head of Player Development and the...

By Saskia Giebl, Ph.D. Researcher, M.Sc.

Expert Interview

The Role of Technology in Sports Training

Technology has given us greater possibilities in sports...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Embracing Mistakes in Sports Training

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo discusses the important role of errors,...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

About the Author

Lasting Learning was created to bring together the world’s foremost learning scientists with a focus on providing information about the best ways to enhance long-term retention of knowledge and skills across the lifespan. Our goal is to be a valuable and trusted resource for students, teachers, parents, athletes, coaches and anyone else who wants to learn the best ways to learn.

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