Score big with sports fans, reluctant readers, and report writers!

Lerner Sports is a database of high-interest biographies profiling sports superstars. Packed with fascinating facts, these bios explore the backgrounds, career-defining moments, and everyday lives of popular athletes. Lerner Sports is perfect for students in grades 2-5 developing research skills or looking for exciting sports content.

Lerner Sports is an accessible, interactive reading and research tool. With a kid-friendly, easy-to-use design, Lerner Sports helps teach modern research skills and promotes digital literacy via unique sports content. Easy search and convenient filters lead students to fun, age-appropriate articles full of regularly updated information. Sports buffs and report writers alike will find plenty to cheer about while developing online research skills!

Key Features

100+ Sports Biographies

Binge-worthy biographical articles on famous athletes include “Fast Facts,” stats, trivia, photos, highlights and more, updated regularly.

High Interest for Young Readers

Lerner Sports is designed specifically for grades 2–5, with expertly leveled text and a kid-friendly, easy-to-use interface.

Privacy Guaranteed

Nothing to download, and no student information required. Lerner Sports is a completely closed browser-based system—no links to the general internet.

Researcher’s Pinch-Hitter

Bolded glossary words with instant pop-up definitions, source notes, and citation tools allow students to use Lerner Sports for report writing and research.

Sports in Any Language

Articles can be instantly translated into over 100 languages via Google Translate.

Accessible by All Students

Lerner Sports is compatible with text-to-speech and enhanced text visibility programs to ensure all learners can read and succeed.

Easy to Navigate

Fuzzy logic search results help students find exactly what they’re looking for, while topic navigation menus and related articles encourage browsing.

Curriculum Connections

Lerner Sports promotes digital literacy and correlates to AASL Learning Standards, CSTA Computer Science Standards, and Common Core Standards regarding technology, research, and comprehension.

Additional features

Responsive design works on desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and tablets

Features well-known and notable athletes from the following sports: baseball, basketball, boxing/MMA, football, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, Olympics, racecar driving, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and wrestling.

No student passwords required!

Admin view of reader statistics, so you know which athletes and sports are most popular with your students

Access from school or home with dedicated authenticated URL

Various pricing models available – please inquire for details

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Licensing and Access



Renewal Required: You must renew this subscription every year.
Lifetime Access: You only need to purchase this product one time.
Simultaneous Access: More than one person can use this product at the same time.
Multi-School Incremental Discounts: Discounts available if purchasing for more than one school/location. Contact Mackin for discount information
Multi-Year Discounts: Discounts available if purchasing for more than one consecutive year. Contact Mackin for discount information

Content Correlation: NF=Nonfiction F=Fiction

Minimum System Requirements

Lerner Sports supports each of the following:

Operating Systems:
• Mac OS X 10.9 El Capitan
• iPad iOS 10

• Windows 10
• Android

Internet Browsers:
• Safari 11.1.2
• Firefox 61
• Google Chrome 68
• Internet Explorer 11
• Microsoft Edge 42