Lacrosse For Dummies

Lacrosse For Dummies

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by Jim Hinkson, Joe Lombardi
     
 

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

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

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

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

  • Understand the essentials — meet the players on the field and floor, discover how the game is played, and get to know the rules
  • Get equipped — choose the perfect stick and select protective gear that gives you the freedom to move
  • Become a better player — bone up on basic technique, develop your passing and catching skills through drills, and learn how to evade defenders and stop offensive players
  • Improve as a team — investigate how your team can play as one — both offensively and defensively — to increase your chances of victory
  • Coach like a pro — figure out what style of play suits your team, draw up winning game plans, and keep your players sharp
  • Cheer from the sidelines — find the best ways to follow lacrosse on television, online, or in print; check out the top high schooland college teams; and keep up with the pros in the MLL and NLL

Open the book and find:

  • What makes women's lacrosse unique
  • How to read referees' signals
  • Helpful tips from star college and professional players
  • Traits every great goalie must have
  • How lacrosse is similar to basketball and hockey
  • The ingredients for effective special teams
  • Mental and physical conditioning plans to keep you game-ready
  • Profiles of the top players

Learn to:

  • Understand the field, box, and women's games
  • Get the proper equipment
  • Improve your offensive and defensive skills
  • Keep up with college and professional games

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470738559
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
229,851
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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"I loved playing lacrosse and I'm still a huge fan. Lacrosse For Dummies has something for everylacrosse coach, player, and fan."

—Brendan Shanahan, three-time Stanley Cup champion and former lacrosse star

"We've seen lacrosse grow so much in the last five years. As lacrosse gets more popular at all levels, more and more people want to find out what this game is all about. Lacrosse For Dummies helps people understand why lacrosse is the 'fastest game on two feet.'"

—Larry Power, Ontarion lacrosse historian

"Not only is Lacrosse For Dummies inforamtive and entertaining for the new-comers to lacrosse, it's also a must-have reference for us so-called experts."

—Brian Shanahan, five-time Mann Cup winner and television analyst for Sportnet's NLL coverage

"This book gives the inside edge to die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport."

—Les Bartley, coach of the NLL's Toronto Rock and six-time NLL champion

"The toughness and physical aspect of lacrosse has definitely had an influence on my playing ability in hockey. This book is the bible for all lacrosse books, explaining in depth the intricacies of playingt this game. Jim has called on his 40 years of experience to help produce an entertaining and informative guide to lacrosse fans, coaches, and players."

—Gary Roberts, NHL all-star and former junior A Canadian lacrosse champion

"Lacrosse For Dummies has all the answers and more."

—Wayne Colley, former coach of the NLL's Columbus Landsharks

"Jim Hinkson's passion and enthusiasm for lacrosse comes through on every page."

—Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL all-star and MVP of the 1984 Minto Cup championship

"Lacrosse For Dummies is a fun, easy-to-follow, and informative book for every level of lacrosse."

—Gee Nash, NLL all-star goalie

"If you're a new lacrosse player or parent of a lacrosse player, Lacrosse For Dummies helps introduce you to our traditional game."

—Brian Shanahan, five-time Major Canadian lacrosse champion

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