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1. Lacrosse For Dummies
2. Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning
3. Winning Women's Lacrosse
4. Lacrosse Firestorm (Matt Christopher
5. Coaching Girls' Lacrosse: A Baffled
6. Lacrosse Face-Off (Matt Christopher
7. Carl Runk's Coaching Lacrosse:
8. Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition,
9. American Indian Lacrosse: Little
10. The Confident Coach's Guide to
11. Coaching Youth Lacrosse
12. Lacrosse Legends of the First
13. Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for
14. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies
15. Ultimate Guide to Weight Training
16. Lacrosse Team Strategies: The
17. Until Proven Innocent: Political
18. Lacrosse: A History of the Game
19. Lacrosse Attack (Impact Books:
20. Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports

1. Lacrosse For Dummies
by James Hinkson, Joe Lombardi
Paperback: 360 Pages (2010-04-06)
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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

2. Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning (Sports Illustrated Winner's Circle Books)
by David Urick
Paperback: 256 Pages (1988-01-25)
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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

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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

3. Winning Women's Lacrosse
by Kelly Amonte Hiller
Paperback: 208 Pages (2009-09-28)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.33
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Asin: 0736080007
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The sport's best instruction from the sport's top coach!

In Winning Women's Lacrosse, renowned coach Kelly Amonte Hiller shares the expertise that has developed some of the game's premier players, and have made her team a perennial powerhouse on the national scene.

Winning Women's Lacrosse covers it all. Through expert instruction, coaching tips, and one-of-a-kind insights into the sport, you'll learn to

  • develop the individual offensive and defensive skills of the game,
  • master the specialty skills of field players and goalkeepers,
  • train like a champion with sport-specific conditioning drills,
  • sharpen individual and team execution with situational drills, and
  • maximize potential by making the most out of practice time.
Whether you're a player or a coach, Winning Women's Lacrosse will prepare you for success at every level. Let it be your guide to championship play. ... Read more

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what a powerful tool for every coach, player, and student of the game of Womens Lacrosse. The authors do a phenomenal job of laying out the basics to the cutting edge skills one needs to coach and/or be a champion lacrosse player!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Winner of a Book!
This is the definitive "how-to" book on lacrosse!Kelly Amonte Hiller has proven her successful coaching skills on the field, and her book is a comprehensive insructional manual on how to play her brand of winning lacrosse.

Beginning with an introduction which highlights the importance of adopting a positive attitude towards the game, Amonte Hiller imparts her detailed, thorough understanding of the game of lacrosse.In a clear and concise manner, chapter by chapter, she breaks down the mechanics of the game, while providing helpful photos of specific skills, as well as diagrams to illustrate her instruction.

The format includes both individual and team development skills, and concludes with specific drills to effectively master the game.
This is a book which will provide comprehensive instruction for the novice coach and player, as well as help fine-tune the skills of an experienced coach and advanced player.Its approach is simultaneously analytical and user-friendly.A "must-read" for any player or coach looking to improve their game. ... Read more

4. 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

5. 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

6. Lacrosse Face-Off (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction)
by Matt Christopher
Paperback: 128 Pages (2006-03-01)
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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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7. 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

8. Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, The Second Edition of the Bob Scott Classic
by David G. Pietramala, Neil A. Grauer
Paperback: 312 Pages (2006-05-17)
list price: US$37.00 -- used & new: US$20.50
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Asin: 0801884101
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For thirty years Bob Scott's Lacrosse has been the ultimate guide to the "fastest game on two feet," explaining the men's game at its highest level and promoting the Johns Hopkins philosophy, which has become synonymous with lacrosse excellence.

In this long-awaited updated edition, Coach Dave Pietramala, whose Blue Jays won the 2007 and 2005 NCAA men's lacrosse championships, and Neil Grauer, a Hopkins graduate and veteran writer on lacrosse, among other subjects, have reworked every chapter, modernizing sections on rules, equipment, preparation, and tactics. They revisit topics such as drills and skills for specific positions, game strategy, clearing tactics, and the history of the game itself -- including a section on the Johns Hopkins contributions to lacrosse. New diagrams and images help to clarify concepts and instructions in the text. Action and instructional photos by Hopkins photographer James Van Rensselaer capture some of the drama from the 2005 championship year and accompany the teaching chapters.

Like the Bob Scott book on which it builds, this edition will soon become familiar to every serious student of the sport.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Updated Valuable Lacrosse Information!
Whether this book was updated or not it still
does a great job! From the time this was first written
in the 1970's till now, Lacrosse has become the fastest
growing sport in the US. If you want to know the inside poop
of the Johns Hopkins program, you'll love this book!

This reviewer also recommends this best selling Lacrosse product.
Backyard Lacrosse

4-0 out of 5 stars Great update of an old classic
As noted in the title, this is an update of Bob Scott's classic book on Lacrosse technique and coaching from the 1970's.Coach Pietramala has provided the best of both worlds in this edition.He has retained much of the old school, tried and true techniques and instruction from Coach Scott's original, while adding new techniques and strategies from the last thirty (!) years.I have played the game for 35 years and coached for six, and I have referenced the original edition countless times.Having Coach Pietramala's updates and observations included make this an invaluable reference and a must-have in any Lacrosse coaches library.It's also a great history of the legendary Johns Hopkins program for any fan of the sport.

5-0 out of 5 stars Doing Justice to a Great Book
David Pietramala and Neil Grauer have managed to take a classic and update it without sacrificing the integrity, spirit, and purpose of the first edition by Bob Scott.This Second Edition is an absolute must read for any lacrosse coach, player, and fan. Pietramala has done a masterful job of giving the reader insight into the modern game and his own personal views on the sport and the players, much as did Bob Scott before him.Neil Grauer has performed a flawless job in fine tuning the syntax and overall style to make it a very enjoyable read while remaining instructional.Truly the best contemporary book on the sport of Lacrosse. It is a rare and wonderful glimpse into the mind of a great player/coach, and the legacy that is Johns Hopkins Lacrosse. ... Read more

9. American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War
by Thomas Vennum
Paperback: 376 Pages (2007-11-28)
list price: US$26.00 -- used & new: US$14.61
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Asin: 080188764X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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To understand the aboriginal roots of lacrosse, one must enter a world of spiritual belief and magic where players sewed inchworms into the innards of lacrosse balls and medicine men gazed at miniature lacrosse sticks to predict future events, where bits of bat wings were twisted into the stick's netting, and where famous players were -- and are still -- buried with their sticks. Here Thomas Vennum brings this world to life.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Little Brother of War
Every year, it seems as though Lacrosse is growing in popularity.With great enthusiasm, new teams are being added at every level.We are truly living in a Golden Age of Lacrosse. Yet, the game seems to be increasingly divorced from its Native American roots."American Indian Lacrosse" is an essential book for all those are interested in learning where this Pre-Columbian game came from.

Thomas Vennum is a anthropologist based out of the Center for Folklife Programs at the Smithsonian Institute.Vennum has carefully mined both the historical texts and the more recent ethnographies to assemble the most complete story to date of Native American Lacrosse.He examines such important topics as Lacrosse and Indian spirituality and its historic role in warfare and diplomacy."American Indian Lacroose" is a well written book, dense with historic and anthropological detail.It is a must read for people who want to understand the origins of the game they love.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a superlative book!
I can't say enough good things about this book! I picked it up while at a book sale and immediately had to have it.It's full of photographs of American Indian teams and tells you the full story of Lacrosse/baggataway and you get so much more--it's an in-depth look at how it affected the peoples and tidbits about their daily lives.Interspersed between each chapter are short 'stories' about lacrosse events.

This is a great book, and a wealth of information.It's about more than just lacrosse.Don't hesitate to get this!

5-0 out of 5 stars A fine synthesis of native and sports history.
Vennum's work covers a neglected aspect of North American history: the role of lacrosse in native culture.By examining varieties of the game played across the continent, Vennum demonstrates that it was more than just a sport.Lacrosse provided entertainment, served as a substitute for armed conflict (and sometimes was a precursor to it), and was part of native spirituality.Particularly fascinating is Vennum's ability to weave the sporting aspects of the game with the sociological.Also important is his investigation of how the majority culture has taken this game and turned into something completely different: with standardized plastic sticks and a for-profit motive for playing.By taking the story all the way to the present, the author reveals that to native Americans the game still means much more, although many nations no longer even know they once enjoyed playing the "fastest game on two feet."My only complaint, as a Canadian, is that Vennum appears not to know geography quite well, and he consistently refers to Canadian sites incorrectly.But, overall, this a wonderful book ... Read more

10. The Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse: From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Player Skills and Team Strategies
by Daniel Morris
Paperback: 176 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.51
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Asin: 1592285880
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Within the past decade, lacrosse has seen explosive growth on the elementary, junior and high school, and college levels, rapidly becoming one of America's most popular playing sports. Lifelong lacrosse player and coach Daniel Morris, along with noted author Michael Morris, distill the essence of this exciting, fast-paced game into one compact volume, teaching everything the beginning and intermediate coach needs to know about the rules, equipment, skills, and drills of this venerable game.

Unlike other books on lacrosse, this guide reflects recent important rule changes, as well as the latest techniques in offense and defense, stick-handling, and advances in equipment that have transformed the game as it is played today. Chapters focus on critical elements of individual and team play, conducting practices, skill-building drills, and a playbook of offensive and defensive strategies. A resource list of suppliers, camps, and additional information is included.

This is a book that will find a place on every coach and player's shelf.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro into the game
I've long been an ice hockey and soccer fan, having coached soccer for about 30 years and own a USSF "D" license (highest state level license available). For the last few years, I've come to enjoy and really follow the game of lacrosse, which has elements of the other two games. Our high school girls have been playing varsity for 9 seasons and the boys have gone varsity after 2 years of club play. There is a move afoot to start a youth club program in my community and I look to get involved there.To firm up my background, I borrowed a number of books on the sport from my local library and the larger city library in downtown Akron, OH. Of the books I read, several were quite good. But the best of the bunch is Daniel Morris' coaching guide, which I bought through Amazon. It explains many aspects of the game I didn't completely understand, even having watched many NCAA games on cable.

For anyone interested in the game or looking to get involved in this rapidly growing sport, Morris' book is the way to go.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
While I haven't finished reading the book yet, it has had some great information so far. I have never been a coach for a sport & this has helped out with practice ideas & skill development.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for new coach
This is a good book for a new lax coach at the youth level.Not for an experienced coach or someone who wants to take things to the next level.Provides basics of the game and running a team.Better than most books of this type.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good starter book
This is a very good starter book, especially for teaching the basics to youth.Definitely worth it for a youth coach or assistant coach, or anyone trying to teach the fundamentals to kids.Very reasonable price.I learned a lot from it.

2-0 out of 5 stars there are better books available
This book is a welcome addition to the lack of material on lacrosse, but it doesn't add much depth to the subject and is not very useful as a reference or as a tool for coaches. I would recommend Dave Pietramala's book over this one, hands down. ... Read more

11. Coaching Youth Lacrosse
Paperback: 296 Pages (2007-03-01)
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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

12. Lacrosse Legends of the First Americans
by Thomas Vennum
Paperback: 184 Pages (2007-07-17)
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Asin: 0801886295
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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.

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13. 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

14. 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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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

15. Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse) (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse) (Ultimate ... Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse)
by Robert G. Price
Paperback: 168 Pages (2005-10-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$7.47
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Asin: 1932549420
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse is the most comprehensive and up-to-date lacrosse-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round lacrosse-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.

No other lacrosse book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have players increasing strength, speed, and flexibility resulting in harder checks, more accurate shots, and the ability power past defenders all game long. From the opening face-off you will be able to dominate the game like never before and maintain your intensity until the final whistle.

Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not what I was hoping for
I am a physical therapist with a lacrosse-obsessed son.I bought this book not because I need to know how to strength-train, but because I wanted to know what muscles should be strength-trained to improve lacrosse performance.

This book has a lot of information about strength-training in general, and it gives nice specific detailed workouts ('Day 2 do these exercises', etc).But it does not tell me anything that I, as a PT, don't already know.For example, it says that for lacrosse, the upper body muscles that should be strengthened are the chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps.Um, yeah.That about covers everything, so - not helpful.

To improve running speed it says to do sprints.Again, not so helpful.

I would say that the author is pretty well-educated with regards to exercise physiology.If you're looking for a concise yet thorough book about strength training, with various strategies for when to train and what you could substitute - this is a good book.If you're looking for information about exactly what muscles to train for lacrosse, I feel this book falls short.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good ideas presented
I like the way this book is put together.It lays out week by week plans for the off season as well as on season.The author also explains why certain workout techniques are suggested for different times of the year.I've read through and plan to use the routinues myself and see if if it puts me back in condition to play some over 40 ball.Until then I've reserved the final star.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lacrosse - Why Weight Training
I found this book to be excellent for the young lacrosse player. It shows the basic techneques and how with repititions they can increase their strength but at a safe pace.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Lacrosse-Related Exercises
Detailed explanations accompany each exercise to help the lacrosse player train, even in the off-season.Great photos also help the explanations.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for any high school or college player
This book gives a detailed explanation of every exercise and has photos that show the correct way to do the exercise. ... Read more

16. 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

17. Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case
by Stuart Taylor Jr., KC Johnson
Paperback: 464 Pages (2008-09-30)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$6.38
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Asin: B002LITS7K
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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“A masterful examination of the pathetic rush to judgment in the Duke rape case.” —John Grisham

The full story of the Duke Lacrosse case, by the authors who broke it

          In this American tragedy, Stuart Taylor, Jr., and KC Johnson argue, law enforcement, a campaigning prosecutor, biased journalists, and left-leaning academics repeatedly refused to pursue the truth while scapegoats were made of these young men, recklessly tarnishing their lives.
          Until Proven Innocent is the only book that covers all five aspects of the case (personal, legal, academic, political, and media) in a comprehensive fashion.  It is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams. And now it includes an up-to-date epilogue detailing the aftershocks and conclusion of the case.
          Taylor and Johnson’s coverage of the Duke case was the earliest, most honest, and most comprehensive in the country, and here they take on the idiocies and dishonesty of right- and left-wingers alike, shedding new light on the danger of a cultural tendency toward media-fueled travesties of justice. The context of the Duke case has vast import, and in its full telling, it is captivating nonfiction with broad political, racial, and cultural relevance to our times.

“Taylor and Johnson have made a gripping contribution to the literature of the wrongly accused.” —The New York Times Book Review

Until Proven Innocent is a stunning book.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Vivid, at times chilling . . . their most biting scorn is aimed at the ‘academic McCarthyism’ that they say has infected top-rate American universities like Duke.” —Newsweek

“A superb new book . . . a book that not only reads like a legal thriller, but also exposes deep problems with America’s legal system and academic culture.” —The Economist

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4-0 out of 5 stars PC Racism
How sad it is that is okay in our society to be a prejudiced, biased bigot if your target is a white male.End result is the duke administration, the faculty, community, media, and Law enforcement pre judged these boys because of their race, gender, and economic status.

When folks profile and pre judge a minority, it is wrong. But our society doesn't mind if racism is in play against the white male.

This book is very well researched and written.My only complaint is I thought the final chapter talking about how the academic world only hires lefty liberals seemed redundant and unnecessary.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent expose
This book is a well-documented exposure of the hypocrisy of he political left and what political correctness is doing to our country.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Main Question Goes Unanswered--AGAIN
There really is only one question the "innocent boys" on the Duke Lacrosse Team fail to answer:What exactly was an African-American prostitute doing at the party in the first place? And to those who call these boys innocent, isn't it illegal to hire a prostitute?Is this "typical college boy behavior?" Many college boys would never contemplate such an act on moral grounds. Others would not have the means. The fact these "innocent boys" not only thought this would be appropriate behavior but easily came up with the funds demonstrates those who thought this was a racist act by a group of boys oblivious to the class and race issues involved were not so far off the mark.Whether the woman lied or not (I think she did not) is one issue.Whether the boys were the innocent little angels portrayed in this book is an entirely separate question. The woman's behavior is separate from the boy's behavior. The boys have never fully accounted for what motivated them to hire her, let her in the door, and what their intentions actually were.Nor were they, it seemed, ever asked by the author or anyone else too quick to blame the woman, the administration, the DA, the police, society and everyone besides the boys who opened their wallets. I'd rather read the life story of Bingo the Flying Monkey.

2-0 out of 5 stars Still Waiting
I ordered the book for my father for Christmas. It turned out that he already had the same book so I checked with the seller and he said I could return it. I mailed it back immediately and have been waiting for a month for a refund. I have sent two e-mails and was assured that the refund was being processed on January 11th. It is now the 26th and I have seen no refund. On the positive side, the seller was very prompt in getting the book to me originally and even threw in an extra book as a bonus. If the return and refund had gone more smoothly, I would have had no problem recommending this seller wholeheartedly.

3-0 out of 5 stars pretty mind-blowing
I got a lot out of this book.The reason I'm giving it only three stars is that in doing so I'm attempting to distinguish between my monumental sense of things finally being righted (the evildoers exposed, the just exonerated, etc.) from what is just Taylor and Johnson's retelling of the affair in this book.

What I mean is that it's tempting to award five stars for something that, when you get right down to it, is no more than my personal feeling of grand satisfaction with the way the affair turned out, the way one is reassured at the end of most of Shakespeare's tragedies.But when I cast a more skeptical eye at the way this book introduces, covers, and resolves the Duke scandal, I must aver the following shortcomings:

1.There are no footnotes!I understand this would have added a whopping section at the end, but considering that the authors frequently write things like "sources claim that" and "according to one witness," their not listing their sources must be accounted a major defect.There were several times reading this where I wanted to track down a primary source the authors referred to, but since there's zilch for a reference section, I didn't even know where to begin.Even a crummy Wikipedia article is better sourced than this text.
2.Lord, there were a lot of people involved in this:hundreds and hundreds.There should have been a glossary, or list of characters, or something at the end with the basic facts about each one for ready review.Instead, dozens of pages after introducing a character, the authors think nothing of referring to him again merely by his last name, causing no end of confusion.This should have been seen to somehow.
3.Another reviewer notes that this book is "repetitive."Yup.Could have been a lot shorter.I can't see any need for the last three chapters, for example.
4.This book needed about five times more pictures than it had.Why were they so stingy in this regard?
5.But the biggest problem I saw was a more systemic one with the way the book was apparently written.From what I could make out, the authors were bloggers who, after the dust had settled on the case, went back into their archives and pieced the text together.Because if you take this as investigative journalism, it's awfully lazy.There appear to be very few in-person interviews:instead the authors merely shoot off emails here and there.Key locales in the story were apparently never personally visited by the authors in person.This book is pretty impressive for being built of internet searches, emails, and phone calls, but I got the feeling there was a lot more they could have done.

Despite all this, I feel somewhat guilty awarding only three stars:it really shook me up and amazed me.Any book like that would normally get five.

Incidentally, this book helped to cement my relief that I never became a college professor, something many people enjoined me to do when I was younger.Reading about the shameful antics of the Duke faculty, I'm doubly grateful now I never entered the academy.What looniness! ... Read more

18. Lacrosse: A History of the Game
by Donald M. Fisher
Hardcover: 408 Pages (2002-03-14)
list price: US$40.00 -- used & new: US$21.68
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Asin: 0801869382
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive history of modern lacrosse, from the appropriation of the Native American game to its ever-increasing popularity today.

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 oftewaarathon, 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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for everyone!
I played lacrosse for 5 years, including 1 at the varsity level. It is the fastest game on two feet, a combination of power, speed, agility, and skill unmatched by any modern sport. And it's American, North American that is, through and through. I don't read much for pleasure but when I do, I like to read books like Fisher's. I've read it several times; my only regret is not having reviewed it earlier. There is some serious intellectual meat in here but the book is engagingly written, the research is impeccable, and the balance is perfect. (I noticed an earlier reviewer had some odd things to say about Fisher's leftward bias. Fisher does use terms like class but a close reading shows that he is not using the term in a Marxist sense at all. In fact, I'd wager Fisher is slightly right-of-center if anything but I wouldn't put too much money down because, again, the balance is beautiful.) The best aspect of the book, imho, is that it is an example of the history of sport, a subfield of history that places sports into a wide cultural context. The context that Fisher provides improved my understanding of, and love for, the game. I think every lacrosse player, certainly at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels, should read this book carefully and thoughtfully. Were I coaching, I'd get at least one copy for my players to read and then give them an age-appropriate quiz to make sure they got the main points. I bet most would as this is one of the best histories of sport, any sport, I've ever seen or heard about.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dry let-down
I was torn between giving this book two or three stars.I wanted to give it a positive review because it is obvious that the man did amazing research and he was very thorough.In that sense, he did a great job.
On the other hand, I disliked it because it was dry and because he projects too much of his own political anxiety and agenda onto the game.I could have over-looked the dryness and given it a positive rating.But I can't overlook the leftist politics that simply get in the way of what would have been a good history of a great game.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate History of Lacrosse
There are a few good books out there on lacrosse, but this one should be regarded as the Bible of the sport. If you have a serious passion for lax, you have to read this book from cover to cover. It's thoroughly researched, well-written, thought-provoking and enlightening. The book talks about both field lacrosse in the US and the indoor box game in Canada. It covers lacrosse on Indian reservations and even in the Olympics!! It's a very rich and complex history that really makes you think. It's hard to summarize 150+ years of lacrosse history in this review, so you have to read it for yourself. The book also includes a bunch of neat photos.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A great work that provides a phenominal amount of historical content. A good book about a great game.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fisher details the complete history of game
Anyone with an interest in the game of LaCrosse will find
Don Fisher`s volume most helpful. Don provides a very concise
look into the history of the sport,taking the reader where most
writers have not yet ventured.Although the author never played
LaCrosse in any professional capacity,the knowledge that he
he offers herein shines throughout this book.I recommend Don`s
book to everyone out there.
Jeffrey Bryan
White Oak,NC ... Read more

19. Lacrosse Attack (Impact Books: Jake Maddox Sports Stories)
by Maddox, Jake
Paperback: 72 Pages (2008-09-01)
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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

20. Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports Fiction with a Winning Edge
by Sam T. Chambers, Dr. Bob Rotella
Paperback: 95 Pages (2009-08-01)
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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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