Lacrosse For Dummies

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Lacrosse For Dummies is the ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport alike. The book offers everything the beginning player needs to know, from the necessary equipment to the basic rules of the game, with explanations of the women's game and the indoor game, too. It also offers a wealth of information for the experienced player, including winning offensive and defensive strategies, along with skill-building exercises and drills. Finally, there's information on how armchair lacrosse players can get their fix of the sport on television, online, on in print.

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Your complete guide to the fastest growing sport in North America!

Whether you're a player, coach, or fan of field or box lacrosse, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about the game. From the basic rules of the men's andwomen's games and the fundamentals of passing and catching to advanced offensive and defensive strategies, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport.

  • Understand the essentials — meet the players on the field and floor, discover how the game is played, and get to know the rules

  • Get equipped — choose the perfect stick and select protective gear that gives you the freedom to move

  • Become a better player — bone up on basic technique, develop your passing and catching skills through drills, and learn how to evade defenders and stop offensive players

  • Improve as a team — investigate how your team can play as one — both offensively and defensively — to increase your chances of victory

  • Coach like a pro — figure out what style of play suits your team, draw up winning game plans, and keep your players sharp

  • Cheer from the sidelines — find the best ways to follow lacrosse on television, online, or in print; check out the top high schooland college teams; and keep up with the pros in the MLL and NLL

Open the book and find:

  • What makes women's lacrosse unique

  • How to read referees' signals

  • Helpful tips from star college and professional players

  • Traits every great goalie must have

  • How lacrosse is similar to basketball and hockey

  • The ingredients for effective special teams

  • Mental and physical conditioning plans to keep you game-ready

  • Profiles of the top players

Learn to:

  • Understand the field, box, and women's games

  • Get the proper equipment

  • Improve your offensive and defensive skills

  • Keep up with college and professional games

About the Author:

Jim Hinkson has coached at every level of lacrosse, from house league to professional. He has authored five books on lacrosse and coaching. Joe Lombardi is a multimedia journalist and was named man of the year in 2008 by the Lacrosse Coaches Association of the Hudson Valley in New York.

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