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1. Lacrosse Face-Off (Matt Christopher
2. Lacrosse Attack (Impact Books:
3. Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning
4. Lacrosse: Sports Injuries: How
5. Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports
6. Lacrosse Firestorm (Matt Christopher
7. Winning Lacrosse for Girls (Winning
8. Sports Illustrated Lacrosse, Second
9. Carl Runk's Coaching Lacrosse:
10. Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled
11. The Lacrosse Training Bible: The
12. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies
13. Coaching Girls' Lacrosse: A Baffled
14. Lacrosse For Dummies
15. Lacrosse Goaltending II
16. Lacrosse Fundamentals
17. Coaching Youth Lacrosse
18. Lacrosse Team Strategies: The
19. Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for
20. Kids' Lacrosse for Parents:: What

1. Lacrosse Face-Off (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction)
by Matt Christopher
Paperback: 128 Pages (2006-03-01)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.83
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Asin: 0316796417
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his unathletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Brian's review
I liked the book a lot, because it's about lacrosse and lacrosse is almost my favorite sport. There are couple of reasons why I liked this book. One is it was a great book, it had a lot of people yelling and getting mad at each other.
There are some mean people and some nice people in this book. Todd and Jeff are the nicest players. Todd is overweight and the doctor told him to lose weight! So he plays lacrosse. Jeff, the coach's son, tries to help Todd become a better lacrosse player. Garry, Todd's brother, has played lacrosse for 4 years and is a little nice. Michael is very, very mean. He is the top scorer in the league. He doesn't want Todd to play lacrosse because he thinks Todd stinks. Evan is also very mean. He likes to be around Michael all the time.
I would recommend this book to people that like lacrosse. It was a great book and I think those kind of people would like this book very much.
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2. Lacrosse Attack (Impact Books: Jake Maddox Sports Stories)
by Maddox, Jake
Paperback: 72 Pages (2008-09-01)
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Asin: 1434208729
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Peter made the varsity lacrosse team, just like his best friends said he would.In fact, the coach thinks he's one of the best on the team.But Hurley Johnson, the team's captain, doesn't want Peter to take his spot.He'll stop at nothing to make Peter quit.Will Peter give up? ... Read more

3. Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning (Sports Illustrated Winner's Circle Books)
by David Urick
Paperback: 256 Pages (1988-01-25)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 1568000715
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Eight-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the pathways to lacrosse success! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars great for the newbie
My 9 year old son just started to play and we knew NOTHING about the sport.This kept it simple and also helped us to help him at home.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book helped me out a lot. I play goalie and defense and this book has very helpful sections on both postitions. My firends and I brought this to our team practice and our coach read it and said that he will use all of the drills given to help us out. This is a very good buy and i reccomend it to every beginning and advanced player out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a starting capatain.this book is a great begginging bo
Hey,I'm a 14 year old all county state and divios player and sting attack/ meddie for the chappaqua cross fire.i hily sagest you ording this book.3 years ago this book got me into to the game.i had the skills but not the rules down.it was fun to read and i still look back at it.email me i always luv to talk about lacrosse.hell ya my email is bballjg87@aol.com and title it lax stuff.thanxs great book and good luck

4-0 out of 5 stars Great tool for novices
This book is an excellent tool for novices of the game.It gives chapters about the positions and techniques of the game and could be very helpul ifyou are learning lacrosse.It is also a resourceful tool as a coach (ofkids under about 14) and gives pointers on all aspects of the game.If youhave been playing lacrosse for a while you may want to look to anothersource for information about the game, although this book would be somewhatentertaining.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, but easy-to-understand guide to Lacrosse
I coach high school Lacrosse in Missouri, and have found this book a valuable tool in teaching Lacrosse to my players and their parents. I also loan this book out to other coaches and assistant coaches.The book is very comprehensive, but it is so easy to understand, that a total novice at Lacrosse is able to understand the game and even feel like an authority.It covers rules, history and strategy.In an area where Lacrosse is relatively new, this book is a god-send ... Read more

4. Lacrosse: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose, & Treat (Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose & Treat)
by Lisa McCoy
Hardcover: 64 Pages (2004-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$20.69
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Asin: 1590846362
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5. Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports Fiction with a Winning Edge
by Sam T. Chambers, Dr. Bob Rotella
Paperback: 95 Pages (2009-08-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$5.78
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Asin: 1933979402
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Fifth grader Max Speyer has been chosen to be the starting goalie for the local youth lacrosse league. Because he is younger and smaller than the team's other goalie, he lacks the confidence he needs to beat his archrival, Snake Eyes. In order to boost his confidence, he trains to the point of obsession-until an enlightening conversation with his neighbor, Dr. Bob, shows him that he needs to let go and trust that all his training has made him a good enough player to get the job done. Can he beat his nemesis? This story combines lacrosse scenarios with solid sports psychology to provide solutions to many significant challenges that youth players face. Included in the novel are a glossary of lacrosse terms and ten winning sports psychology tips.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Head Case Lacrosse Goalie
I liked the book
I is a pleasant read and flows nicely.
It seems like normal "kids" talking.
I learned a lot about lacrosse.
It emphasizes that girls can compete in sports,
can be equals, can be friends and discuss
serious subjects.
It shows that parents are seldom aware of
their children's needs.
Neighbors and friends are very important.
Coaches can inspire their students with a
few well thought out words.
It demonstrates the need to recognize a
problem, seek advice and act on it.
Be respectful of opponents.
Don't gloat. Be humble.
Accept praise and move on.
I hope our grandsons will internalize
these messages from this book.
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6. Lacrosse Firestorm (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction)
by Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters
Paperback: 144 Pages (2008-04-01)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.21
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Asin: 0316016314
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It's early summer, and things are really heating up between Garry Wallis, star of Lacrosse Face-Off, and his nemesis, Michael Donofrio. At the end of last season, Garry sabotaged Michael's chances of becoming the league's top scorer. Now Michael is taking his revenge. He's got plenty of opportunity, too, for the Rockets are taking part in a week-long lacrosse tournament held at an overnight camp. Garry tries to ignore Michael, but the bullying finally gets to him-and what happens next sets off a string of near-disasters that finds Garry in the heart of a firestorm . . .

This latest installment in Matt Christopher's bestselling series combines all the lacrosse action and mystery his fans crave. ... Read more

7. Winning Lacrosse for Girls (Winning Sports for Girls)
by Becky Swissler
Paperback: 212 Pages (2009-11-30)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.45
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Asin: 0816077134
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8. Sports Illustrated Lacrosse, Second Edition: Fundamentals for Winning
by David Urick
Paperback: 256 Pages (2008-04-25)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.16
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Asin: 1589793447
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Lacrosse, a game of speed, complexity, and nuance, is fast becoming one of the most popular sports nationwide. In this thoroughly updated edition of a Sports Illustrated bestseller, ten-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the pathways to lacrosse success. With this book you can learn:

· 10 fundamental stick skills every player should know

· The rules of lacrosse: penalties, play, and positions

· How you can dodge, shoot, feed, cut, pick, and screen like a champion

· Individual defense: the art of the check and the hold

· 15 team offensive formations and how to make them work for you

· How your team can play quality defense

· 18 skills and drills for becoming a better goalie

· Extra-man defenses, man-down-defense, fast breaks, team practice, equipment, and more! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Made a great gift
I gave this as a gift to my cousin who was starting out in high school Lacrosse.I wanted to pick something that wasn't too basic, and this book had some good details on some basics but also strategy and drills. ... Read more

9. Carl Runk's Coaching Lacrosse: Strategies, Drills, & Plays from an NCAA Tournament Winning Coach's Playbook
by Carl Runk
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-12-08)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$10.49
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Asin: 0071588434
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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 Lacrossegoes beyond X’s and O’sto give you expert guidance forinspiring excellence in your team. Packed with illustrationsand diagrams, this handbook covers all thefundamentals and equips you with drills and strategiesfor firing up your players.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best High School Lacrosse Book Ever
This book covers it all and the diagrams are perfect.It should be every High School Coaches first book.It assumes that you know the basic skills.It picks up at a high school to college level. You can use some for Jr. High age kids, but unless you are practicing every day, you will not get to all of it.It also has some great and very funny personal stories from the coach.Thanks Carl! ... Read more

10. Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide
by Gregory P. Murrell, Jim Garland
Paperback: 160 Pages (2002-02-27)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$7.99
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Asin: 0071385126
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good on multiple levels
This book is great for the beginner coach.It offers simple and effective advice on getting the kids started in beginners' level Lacrosse.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great first reference
I am realtively new to the sport of lacrosse. My son is getting involved and I had volunteered to coach his team of beginners (first and second graders). This book was a great resource to the general rules of the game and techniques. I found the illustrations helpful and the practice games great.

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11. The Lacrosse Training Bible: The Complete Guide for Men and Women
by Vincent Perez-Mazzola
Paperback: 264 Pages (2007-06-26)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$12.21
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Asin: 1578262496
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The Lacrosse Training Bible

The Essential Guidebook for Players, Coaches, and Enthusiasts

The Lacrosse Training Bible brings everything you wanted to know about playing, training for, and teaching lacrosse into one easy-to-use manual.

Written by coach and fitness trainer Vincent Perez-Mazzola, with contributions from professional lacrosse player Matt Brown and University of Denver Men’s Head Coach Jamie Munro, this book will give you the cutting-edge training you need. It’s the indeipensable guide to stepping up your game, with detailed chapters on:

·All aspects of athletic training, from warm-ups and flexibility to strength training

·Unique skills and drills section highlighting catching, throwing, dodging your man, ground balls, passing, ripping rope, and stick tricks

·Nutrition information designed to keep you energized, hydrated, and in the game

·Tough training to challenge men, women, youth, high school, college, and pro ballers alike

·A complete look at the beginnings of lacrosse and how it became what it is today

With a comprehensive look at this history-rich, dynamic, and growing sport, The Lacrosse Training Bible will help you advance to the next level, whether you’ve played for years or just picked up a stick.

Vincent Perez-Mazzola is a youth and high school lacrosse coach and a fitness trainer for professional athletes in lacrosse, hockey, boxing, and martial arts. He lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Matt Brown is a professional lacrosse player for the National Lacrosse League team the Arizona Sting and the Major League Lacrosse team the Denver Outlaws.

Jamie Munro is the Head coach for Men’s Lacrosse at the University of Denver, the founder of Run and Shoot Lacrosse, and a former professional player for the Boston Blazers. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Better for players than coaches
First, let me say that this is not a bad book for players looking to design their own workout in the off season.I would give it 3 stars for that.

However, as a coach, I would have preferred to see more lacrosse-specific material--drills and techniques, coaching tips--and less about exercising and working out in general.Weight-lifting and other exercises are helpful for lacrosse players, of course, but if that's primarily what people are after, then they're better off getting a weightlifting or sports training book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Has almost nothing to do with Lacrosse.
This book is a very general exercise guide at best... and even at that there is way to much obvious information. There are pages with photos covering things like a bench press, butt kicks, crunches, pull ups,... you get the idea. The actual lacrosse info is VERY basic; ground balls, holding the crosse, passing, catching,... and the info is (in my opinion) not very good. There are also some annoying things like EVERY checking example starts with the exact same photo (they kept recycling it... you couldn't take a fresh photo sequence for each type of check?)

The book is good if you are not exactly certain how to do a push up... otherwise, don't waste your money as I did.


5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for instruction
I wanted to comment on the Lacrosse Bible. I bought the book for my children as they are both in the sport at school. The level of their knowledge of the sport has been enhanced by this book. The author has included all the drills necessary for anybody to learn the sport and excel at it. I would highly recommend this book for anybody with an interest in sports who wants an understanding behind the mechanics of this sport.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply AMAZING! The best book of its kind -- by far!
My son, Drew, was a mid-level player on his HS varsity lacrosse team. Last season, his junior year, while some of the better players were being evaluated by college scouts, Drew was receiving very little (if any) attention. I bought him this book as soon as it came out (July). The results have been nothing short of miraculous. His skill level has increased ten-fold! Now, he's simply ridiculous, playing at a level neither the coach nor I knew he was capable of. Even though the season hasn't officially started yet, he's already been named a starter. What's more, the coach has called all the college scouts he knows, telling them that Drew is a must-see. Thank you, thank you, thank you Vincent Perez-Mazzola... Because of you, my son's dream of being offered a scholarship for a college lacrosse powerhouse may soon become a reality! ... Read more

12. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies
by National Alliance for Youth Sports
Paperback: 368 Pages (2008-02-05)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$7.67
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Asin: 0470226994
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good general resource
It is a good general resource for people who know a little something about lacrosse and need some ideas on how to coach kids to play it.

It might not be as useful in those parts of the country where lacrosse is growing and the coaches are not that experienced. For example, there aren't really good pictures/explanations of how to cradle, pass, shoot, etc. ... Read more

13. Coaching Girls' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide
by Janine Tucker, Maryalice Yakutchik
Paperback: 192 Pages (2003-02-12)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$5.25
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Asin: 0071412255
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Women's Lacrosse Training Book
This is an excellent tool for getting a better understanding on how to support and help my daughter improve in lacrosse. I wanted to play an active role by getting the book as well as equipment for both of us.Now we toss the ball to each other and practice what we've read in the book. She's definitely getting better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn Lacrosse
Whether you're a lacrosse player, parent of a player, or a coach, this guide will teach you some important concepts.Games and drills to improve ability are included.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book for anyone interested in Girl's Lacrosse
Don't let the title fool you, anyone with an interest in girl's lacrosse will benefit from reading this. Players, Parents, Coaches, etc. It does a really nice job of going over the basics and emphasizing what is important for a female lacrosse player. She offers some fun games and drills that can be used at any level.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bringing Girls' Lacrosse into the Modern Era
This book is perfect for coaches and players who are new to the game of girls'/women's Lacrosse.Several years ago, when I was recruited to coach my daughter's youth league team, I searched high and low for a book, such as this one, covering the girls' game. I found plenty of books for boy's Lacrosse and a few that had a chapter or two covering girls' Lacrosse.Often, these books covered very outdated techniques and methods.Bottom line, there was no comprehensive guide for teaching and developing young girls into well-rounded Lacrosse players.Coach Tucker's book is a great guide for dad's like me who have men's Lacrosse experience, beginning coaches, new players, and, of course, baffled parents.My favorite section covers the suggested drills.Each drill is clearly defined and well diagramed. She also provides great advice for managing practice and keeping the girls involved and excited about playing lacrosse.I plan to implement many of her suggestions into my practices.A must read for coaches and parents who are interested in developing technically sound players who love the game of girls' Lacrosse. ... Read more

14. Lacrosse For Dummies
by James Hinkson, Joe Lombardi
Paperback: 360 Pages (2010-04-06)
list price: US$21.99 -- used & new: US$13.58
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Asin: 0470738553
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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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5-0 out of 5 stars Lacrosse for Dummies

I found "Lacrosse for Dummies" to be not only informative, but interesting, as well.I bought it to gain more knowledge about the sport, as it is growing so rapidly in the United States. The book did just that- and more. The format was inviting, clear,and easy to read, an important factor in today's fast-paced world. I, especially, enjoyed learning about the derivation of lacrosse. That was fascinating- something I did not know.

Thank you for making this book possible for all us dummies out there, who will be far from that after we read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the Player, Coach and Fan!
The first book was more for indoor lacrosse but the 2nd edition is far more.

I am a current player, and give this book a good big 5. Lacrosse for Dummies 2nd Edition is a great book for when you don't know a specific term or technique, you can just basically flip open a book and turn to the page for an excellent explanation. This book goes over not only the mens, but also the girls and the box game.
It is also a MUST read for any coach because it comes with many drills and plays along with specific techniques to teach the developing, intermediate, and the advanced player.

The 2nd edition is a COMPLETELY different book, everyone should disregard the old reviews.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lacrosse for Dummies
The new edition of Lacrosse for Dummies was as interesting as it was informative.

It is not to be confused with the first edition that focused on box lacrosse. The new edition has it all, but mostly spotlights the more popular field game. There is a good mix of instructional info (the chapter on faceoffs/groundballs/rides/clears was especially outstanding) but there is also plenty on the history of the game and how it has grown to become so popular. There are alot of good anecdotes and tips from college and pro players. I especially liked the info at the back of the book which included a listing of 10 of the best players of all time as well as media outlets that cover the sport, including websites.

The new edition is a must for both longtime fans and followers as well as newcomers to the game. ... Read more

15. Lacrosse Goaltending II
by Jon Weston
Paperback: 176 Pages (2008-06-03)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$19.70
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Asin: 0980127300
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The authoritative book on how to coach and play field lacrosse goalie. Wih sections on basics, attitude, advanced play, drills and a unique new section on grading the goalie and planning improvements, Lax Goaltending II is unique in an already exciting and unique sport ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing content but poor formatting
This book is hands down the absolute best product out there on goalie coaching. As a former goalie, I went back to my high school Alma mater to help coach and I found myself having a hard time translating the techniques and knowledge that I either had drilled into my head over the years or did instinctively, into something I could teach new keepers. This book changed that, the techniques in it are effective and explained simply and thoroughly. There are plenty of pictures that help give a visual to what is being described.

My only complaint would be that it has a lot of formatting errors. It looks like it is self-published and I wish it was a little more polished. The table of contents will have you turning to pages in the middle of chapters, and some pages will reference charts that either don't exist, aren't labeled properly or are pages ahead or behind the actual page referencing the chart.

Also, despite what the name may lead you to believe, there is no Lacrosse Goaltending I. This isn't part of a series, to the best of my knowledge the II stands for second edition.

If you're looking to improve your own game or help improve the game of those you coach, you won't find a better, more up-to-date book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Goaltending Handbook!
Jon Weston is the true "goalieman".At 62, he's still stopping shots. His understanding and first-hand knowledge of the art of goaltending comes through in htis book. Whether you are a youth league coach or goalie, just starting out, or a seasoned veteran, the is something in this book for you. Did I forget to mention girls lacrosse? "Lacrosse Goaltending 2" is for you, as well. This book is the ultimate handbook for goalies and a must for anyone planning on playing the position beyond rec level.
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16. Lacrosse Fundamentals
by Jim Hinkson
 Paperback: 208 Pages (2005-12-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.48
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Asin: 1894622642
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Jim Hinkson's books have become the standard guides to one of the fastest-growing sports in North America – box lacrosse.Lacrosse Fundamentals is an invaluable skills-development guide that shows players and coaches how to master the basics of catching, cradling, passing and shooting the ball; loose ball strategies; individual offense and defense techniques; face-off techniques; and goaltending. Simple, straightforward instructions are accompanied by photos and illustrations. Hinkson draws on his extensive coaching and playing experience to give valuable tips for developing the physical and mental skills necessary to become a top-notch player.

Instructions are presented simply enough for the new coach to grasp, and provide ample ideas and challenges for the more experienced coach and player. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Still relavent
While the technology of the game has changed significantly since this book was written, the information contained inside is still quiet relevant.Only the sections on stick and pocket maintenance, and the section on goalie equipment are dated and mostly of historical value.The rest of the book features solid and easy to understand explanations of skills and drills to improve them.At the low price available used it's an extremely solid investment if you're looking for a good book on box lacrosse skills.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hinkson keeps it simple!
If you're a beginner to the game of box lacrosse, this book will get you off on the right foot. Hinkson lays things out in simple format and uses photographs to emphasize his points, plus he tells you how to practice what you learn.Not everyone would agree will Hinkson's approach to the game, but his ideas aren't what one would call controversial either.

Fans of the game will enjoy this one too, as they'll find their ability to follow the game improves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for learning the fundamentals of box lacrosse
Lacrosse players, young and old, would find this book very useful to start playing the game or if players want to hone their skills.The book is very well detailed , from players basic stick skills, individual offense,individual defense, face-offs, to goaltending.Also, for you coaches outthere, I highly recommend buying this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for box, indoor or canadian style lacrosse
Jim Hinkson's books (see also Lacrosse Team Strat.) are a valuble resource for the indoor lacrosseplayer coach or fan.While "Fundamentals" covers the individual skills each player will need to successfully play indoor lax, "Team Strat." covers understanding, developing,and coaching indoor lax plays - both offence and defense, man-up or short-handed.This 'team strategy'book may be forwhat the 'fan-only' is looking for a deeper understanding of the game. "Lacrosse Fundamentals" has a wonderful foreward by Chief Irving Powless, Jr. of the Onondaga Nation that describes, in the small space available, the vast importance the game of lacrosse holds for he and his people. Enjoy

5-0 out of 5 stars great book for young box lacrosse players and coaches
I have coached teenage box lacrosse teams for 6 years now.I require my players to keep a team file folder into which they are to place and review things like drills, plays, strategy, etc.Several chapters from this book have also been photocopied by me and put in their files.The author has played and coached lacrosse for over 30 years and is recognized as one of the foremost box lacrosse authorities, along with Jim Bishop, his old mentor-coach, in Canada. He also has a second book out now on box lacrosse strategies, which you don't list. A must read for those wanting to know about "the fastest game on two feet" ... Read more

17. Coaching Youth Lacrosse
Paperback: 296 Pages (2007-03-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$8.95
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Asin: 0736037942
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Coaching Youth Lacrosse is an excellent introduction to youth coaching and teaching young lacrosse players valuable skills. It provides all the information you need to coach effectively and help 6- to 14-year-old athletes, both boys and girls, learn and enjoy the game.

This second edition features the games approach to coaching lacrosse, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach. Also included are chapters on communicating with athletes and parents, planning and conducting practices, coaching during games and specific programs for both boys and girls lacrosse.

Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the nation’s No. 1 coaching education program, Coaching Youth Lacrosse provides volunteer coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on fulfilling that role. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reference
I am new to the game of lacrosse, but have volunteered to help coach my son's team of beginners (first & second graders). This book was a tremendous help in explaining the general rules, structuring practices, and drills.

The book references a coaching system called the 'Positive Coaches Alliance', which gives great pointers on approaching practices and general coaching philosophies. I have coached soccer for six years and still found some of the coaching methods to be very helpful. Not only for lacrosse, but for caoching in general. I will be applying these techniques to soccer (along with modifying some of the lacrosse drills).

I highly recommend this book as your first lacrosse resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book around on how to coach the game of lacrosse
This is the best book that I've read on coaching lacrosse. It's reads very easy and makes it easy to teach. I'd recommend that all new and old coaches read this book at least once.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you only need one book to teach kids lacrosse, this is it
I was asked to coach girls High School Lacrosse, I never coached before,but played mens, this book was A-Z everything you need to coach girls or boys lacrosse.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, instructive book for any lacrosse coach
The first and only lacrosse coaching book I've bought.Very helpful in teaching basic techniques and organizing practices. Offers many themed games and drills that provide variety and fun for youth practices.Also provides tactical drills and games for "A" teams.I highly recommend this book for any coach looking for some fresh ideas orany prospective coaches looking for an introduction to the sport. ... Read more

18. Lacrosse Team Strategies: The New Offense - Defense System
by Jim Hinkson
Paperback: 295 Pages (2005-10-01)
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Asin: 1894622480
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Arguably the best strategy book written for either field or box lacrosse
The reviewer below is apparently befuddled because Hinkson's classic book doesn't seem to be about Field Lacrosse. He is correct in that. This book is about Box Lacrosse, the indoor game that is Canada's National summer sport. Box Lacrosse and its variant, Indoor Lacrosse, are becoming increasingly popular in the United States and this book is THE BIBLE of Box Lacrosse. Moreover, many of Hinkson's principles of the game and descriptions of the coordination required among players are central to both forms of the game. This is, however, a thinking person's book. It not only describes what offensive and defensive strategies exist, but also why they work and when to use them, given the team composition available to a coach. If you want to KNOW lacrosse, rather than know about lacrosse, this is the book for you. Folks with a more casual interest in the game will likely find this volume WAY too detailed.

In my opinion, this is a five star book for field lacrosse coaches and serious fans. There are not enough stars available to give Hinkson his due if one is a fan of Box Lacrosse.

2-0 out of 5 stars "Hockey Team strategies"
Although this book supplied a lot of information, it did not give the information i was looking for.For example...zone defenses are played with six players, and the game of lacrosse involves an "X" man...This book is more about hockey and basketball, and the diagrams used are that of a hockey rink!The proper terminology, atleast in Jersey and New York, is "Man-up" and not "Power-play!"The drills listed are very good, but I would not recommend this to a youth league coach who is starting a new program with little experience of the game.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for coaches and players of box AND field lacrosse!
I can not begin to tell the sleepless nights I spent revamping and retooling our FIELD lacrosse team's offense with ideas from Hinkson's book.ALthough it is based on the box game, most of the principles apply directly (or can be modified) to the field game.Along with hisfundmentals book, I highly recommend this book to any aspiring fan, coach,or player of the fastest game on 2 feet. ... Read more

19. Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches
by Janine Tucker, Maryalice Yakutchik
Paperback: 240 Pages (2008-05-14)
list price: US$31.95 -- used & new: US$19.00
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Asin: 0801888476
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Women's lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. As stick technology advances, athleticism increases, and rules and regulations adapt, even the most experienced players and coaches need to keep current on all aspects of the game. Janine Tucker, head women's lacrosse coach at the Johns Hopkins University, and Maryalice Yakutchik, a writer and former lacrosse player, here supply the ultimate guide to women's lacrosse.

Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of a specific skill or technique, illustrated with easy-to-read instructional diagrams and photographs. Coach Tucker begins with lacrosse survival skills -- throwing, catching, cradling, and scooping ground balls -- and then moves on to more advanced techniques, such as precise checking, fast footwork, correct stick and body position, deceptive shooting, and quick dodges. Chapters on cutting-edge offensive and defensive strategy, as well as specialized skills such as goal-tending and the draw, will get any team ready to hit the field.

For young women who want to play at the college level, the concluding chapter on recruiting offers a timeline; testimony from players, parents, and college coaches who have been through the process; and a sample résumé.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good resource.
This is probably the most comprehensive book out there. Lots of information covering many aspects of the game.

Please don't let unfairly negative reviews fool you. I'm a (somewhat) experienced lacrosse coach; I own this book, and I learned some good stuff from it. Even if you think you know everything, and you think you teach a skill the right way, it's helpful to read how another coach teaches and explains the game. They may use a word or example or term that makes better sense. Simply, what I liked is that a top-level coach pushed my understanding of the game a little further.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker, whose previous book is the benchmark introduction to girls' youth lacrosse, has now written a comprehensive and detailed reference book for players and coaches at the high school level and above. From advanced individual techniques to team strategies, she has put together a one-stop resource for players and coaches (minor quibble: I would like to have read her approach to fast break defense). Although I have coached high school girls' lacrosse for anumber of years, this book will be my primary reference in preparing for next season.

I particularly appreciated the bonuses: entire chapters dedicated in detail to effective practices, offseason conditioning, and the college recruiting process.

Note: I was moved to write this review after reading the first Customer Review, which in my judgment is unfair and completely erroneous. Read my comment to that review for more details.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jr Girls LAX
Excellent resourse for getting a Jr Girls LAX program started early.There is more than enough information for beginner to advanced players, more specifically for coaches. Easy read. The Hopkins way.

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't meet expectations
I've been coaching girls lacrosse for youth and high school for years. Bought this book because it was new to the market and advertised that it was for advanced players and coaches so I thought I might pick up a few tips.

Unfortunately, I was greatly disappointed.

First, the book got me off on the wrong start by stating that the traditional women's positions of first home, 2nd home, 3rd home, Attack and Defensive wings, center, third man, cover point, point, and goalie had been replaced by the men's position of attack, midfield, defense and goalies.

WRONG!!! The women's positions are still valid and widely used. In fact at the 2009 US Lacrosse Convention, women's coaches and umpires were told to use the traditional names of the positions. Specifically, "If you coach the girls game, you teach the girls game - and that includes the correct names of the positions." This statement was met with great applause by the thousands in attendance.

For this author to state that the girls terminology for positions are confusing and strict, is a joke. I have taught girls as young as 6 these positions and they "get it". It is not difficult for them. They also know where to spread out on the field and how to set up to take advantage of the entire field as well as how to play both offense and defense despite their position. The names of these traditional positions is not limiting in any way, shape, or form.

Despite being upset by the page 7 comments regarding the names of positions in this book, I continued to read on - only to find lacrosse "basics" rather than the "advanced" information I had been fooled into believing existed in the book.

For example, there were sections on the equipment you need to purchase in order to play, how the game is played (length, the center draw, out of bounds, stand on the whistle, etc.), fitness, conditioning, making sure you plan for practices, conditioning during the off-season, and recruiting.

Very little on drills and strategies.

All-in-all, I would have to say this book is not what the title "a guide for advanced players and coaches" leads you to believe it is. ... Read more

20. Kids' Lacrosse for Parents:: What Your Son in Elementary School Needs You to Know
by Tom Mylott
Paperback: 98 Pages (2010-03-16)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$9.49
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Asin: 1451510101
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Elementary school boys are clamoring to play lacrosse, but lacrosse often confounds their parents. The lack of practical information casts numerous moms and dads adrift without a GPS.If you're one of those parents, this book will steer you through the uncharted waters. Kids' Lacrosse for Parents provides essential information that will answer your questions.Laser-focused on elementary school boys, it has everything you need to know.*Need help fitting a helmet to that tiny player's head? Chapter 4 has you covered.*Would a 30-second explanation of lacrosse help orient you? Breeze through it in Chapter 2.*Does your son need a little extra help? Chapter 9 packs in several, easy-to-implement suggestions.This book is loaded with specific, practical, and useful information on every page. In Kids' Lacrosse for Parents Tom Mylott blends extensive experience in coaching the youngest players and assisting their parents, with a patient understanding of lacrosse at the elementary school level. ... Read more

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