Step on the field and begin playing in no time In Lacrosse Essentials, you'll learn the fundamentals of the sport through sequential instructions, detailed photo sequences, and expert advice from coaching legend Jack Kaley and longtime coach Rich Donovan.
Lacrosse Essentials takes you inside the game, covering these essential skills and strategies:
In addition to mastering the fundamentals, you'll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and use those techniques and tactics for a competitive advantage. The many activities and drills will speed learning and improve performance. You'll also get the latest information on offensive and defensive strategies, systems, and situational play to take your game to the next level.
Lacrosse Essentials is the best--and quickest--way to learn, practice, and play the great sport of lacrosse.
One of the most successful programs at any level of collegiate athletics, Limestone College lacrosse began its legacy in Gaffney, South Carolina, in 1990 and has since built a tradition and reputation unique to all others. The four-time NCAA Division II National Champions paved the way for the sport of lacrosse in the state of South Carolina, as well as much of the southern United States. The first southern program in the sport's history, Limestone quickly fought off the stigma that it would not be able to compete, becoming a top contender even in the program's infancy. Just 10 years after its inaugural season, the Saints broke through with the most coveted prize of all--a national championship. Since then, Limestone has added three more crowns and has appeared in the championship round 10 times. While the popularity of lacrosse continues to grow in South Carolina and the surrounding area, so too does Limestone's lore. The Saints continue to push forward and will forever remain innovators of the sport's heritage.
A novice's guide to coaching one of the nation's fastestgrowing youth sports
Unlike other lacrosse titles, this latest addition to the acclaimed Baffled Parent's Guide series arms newcomers with a total road map for mastering all aspects of coaching a 6- to 12-year-old boy's lacrosse team. From skill fundamentals to managing a game, it covers all the bases in a clear, step-by-step format. At the heart of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is a set of original drills designed to keep kids engaged and motivated while teaching them the subtleties of the game. This book has been endorsed by University of Maryland's renowned lacrosse coach, Dave Cottle, whose teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for 11 consecutive years.
From one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, the only total lacrosse instructional for high-end championship play at every level
Filled with his beloved personal style and know-how, Carl Runk's Coaching Lacrosse goes beyond X's and O's to give you expert guidance for inspiring excellence in your team. Packed with illustrations and diagrams, this handbook covers all the fundamentals and equips you with drills and strategies for firing up your players.
Lacrosse is one of the nation's fastest-growing youth sports, and the girls' game is overtaking the boys'. Played with different rules and tactics, girls' lacrosse requires its own specialized guidebook. Friendly and encouraging, Coaching Girls' Lacrosse is the first book to provide the fundamentals every unprepared parent needs to teach and motivate a team of 6- to 12-year-olds.
Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if you've never done it before, you can lead your team to a safe and exciting season. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth lacrosse with loads of tips and plenty of offensive and defensive drills.
This friendly guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the field. You'll get lots of expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, determining positions for each player, promoting teamwork, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, helping struggling players improve their skills and encouraging your best players to make the most of their talents, and leading your team effectively during a game. Discover how to:
- Recognize your behind-the-scenes responsibilities
- Get a handle on rules and terms
- Plan and execute practices
- Teach basic lacrosse skills
- Identify players' strengths and weaknesses
- Juggle the dual roles of coach and parent
- Develop a lacrosse coaching philosophy
- Motivate all of your players
- Make practice and skill-building fun
- Understand the league your coaching
- Make sure your team has all the right equipment
- Take different approaches to coaching girls and boys
- Assign players to positions
- Motivate players on game day
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Make yourself the perfect somebody with a little help from Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies.
North America's Indian peoples have always viewed competitive sport as something more than a pastime. The northeastern Indians' ball-and-stick game that would become lacrosse served both symbolic and practical functions--preparing young men for war, providing an arena for tribes to strengthen alliances or settle disputes, and reinforcing religious beliefs and cultural cohesion. Today a multimillion-dollar industry, lacrosse is played by colleges and high schools, amateur clubs, and two professional leagues.
In Lacrosse: A History of the Game, Donald M. Fisher traces the evolution of the sport from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional outdoor league--Major League Lacrosse--told through the stories of the people behind each step in lacrosse's development: Canadian dentist George Beers, the father of the modern game; Rosabelle Sinclair, who played a large role in the 1950s reinforcing the feminine qualities of the women's game; "Father Bill" Schmeisser, the Johns Hopkins University coach who worked tirelessly to popularize lacrosse in Baltimore; Syracuse coach Laurie Cox, who was to lacrosse what Yale's Walter Camp was to football; 1960s Indian star Gaylord Powless, who endured racist taunts both on and off the field; Oren Lyons and Wes Patterson, who founded the inter-reservation Iroquois Nationals in 1983; and Gary and Paul Gait, the Canadian twins who were All-Americans at Syracuse University and have dominated the sport for the past decade.
Throughout, Fisher focuses on lacrosse as contested ground. Competing cultural interests, he explains, have clashed since English settlers in mid-nineteenth-century Canada first appropriated and transformed the "primitive" Mohawk game of tewaarathon, eventually turning it into a respectable "gentleman's" sport. Drawing on extensive primary research, he shows how amateurs and professionals, elite collegians and working-class athletes, field- and box-lacrosse players, Canadians and Americans, men and women, and Indians and whites have assigned multiple and often conflicting meanings to North America's first--and fastest growing--team sport.
Describing the components of lacrosse in a step-by-step fashion, author and coach Jim Hinkson clearly explains and illustrates the most effective ways of mastering individual skills for passing, catching, cradling, and checking, as well as tactics and strategies for winning team play. In addition, the book offers dozens of drills applicable to both coaches and players for refining these techniques and contains specific instruction for both the indoor and outdoor game. Written with precision by one of the world's leading authorities on playing and coaching lacrosse and featuring numerous illuminating photographs and illustrations, Lacrosse Fundamentals is ideal for coaches, players, parents, and fans of the sport.
An ancient Native American sport, lacrosse was originally played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and develop strong, virile men. In Lacrosse Legends of the First Americans, Thomas Vennum draws on centuries of oral tradition to collect thirteen legends from five tribes--the Cherokee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Seneca, Ojibwa, and Menominee. Reflecting the game's origins and early history, these myths provide a glimpse into Native American life and the role of the "Creator's Game" in tribal culture.
From the Great Game in which the Birds defeated the Quadrupeds to high-stakes contests after which the losers literally lost their heads, these stories reveal the fascinating spiritual world of the first lacrosse players as well as the violent reality of the original sport. Lacrosse enthusiasts will learn about game equipment, ritual preparations, dress, and style of play, from stick handling to scoring. They will discover how the "coach"--a medicine man--conjured potions to prevent game injuries or make the opponent's leg cramp as well as how early craftsmen identified the perfect tree--marked by a lightning strike--from which to carve a lacrosse stick.
The game is no longer played by large numbers of men on mile-long fields, and plastic, titanium, and nylon have replaced hickory and ash, leather, and catgut. As lacrosse continues to evolve, this collection will help us remember and understand its rich and complex history.
Spring in Maryland means one thing to its many residents: lacrosse.
As much a part of the state as crab cakes and the Chesapeake Bay, lacrosse is king at every level, from youth rec and club to high school, college and the pros. Since