Sports Illustrated Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning

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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 ...
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Overview

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!
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Don Zimmerman
David Urick, one of the most successful and respected coaches in the game today, has written excellent work on the fundamentals of lacrosse. It will benefit players, coaches, and spectators at all levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589793446
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 404,785
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Urick is the current Men's Head Lacrosse Coach at Georgetown University and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Lacrosse Today     xii
The Game     1
The Field and Players     1
Playing the Game     2
Penalties     3
Equipment     7
Positions     10
Fundamental Stick Skills     15
Selecting a Stick     15
Carrying the Stick     17
Stick Protection: Cradling     18
Catching the Ball     22
Passing the Ball     24
Scooping the Ball     26
Summary     32
Individual Offense     35
Playing With the Ball: Dodging     35
Playing With the Ball: Shooting     46
Feeding     53
Playing Without the Ball: Cutting     55
Playing Without the Ball: Setting and Using Picks     57
Playing Without the Ball: Screening     60
Individual Defense     63
Body Position     64
Stick Checks     67
Body Checks     73
Holds     74
Summary     77
Team Offense     79
Power Lacrosse     80
Three-Man Plays     86
Cutter Offense     90
Circulation Offense     93
Zone Offense     95
Clearing     97
Summary     109
Extra-Man Offense     111
Maxims     112
Formations and Plays     113
Special Situations     120
Team Defense     123
Defensive Terminology     123
Team Defense     126
Defensive Slides (Backup)     128
Defense on the Crease     129
Zone Defense     133
Hallmarks of Quality Team Defense     135
Riding     135
Man-Down Defense     147
Mental and Physical Approach     147
The Five-Man Zone (Safe Call)     149
Rotation ("Go" Call)     150
Special Formations and Situations     152
Clearing     156
Man-Down Defensive Maxims     159
The Transition Game     161
Fast-Break (Four-on-Three) Offense     162
Slow Breaks (Five-on-Four, Six-on-Five, Six-on-Four)     165
Fast-Break Defense     168
Fast-Break Defensive Maxims     171
Fast-Break Defensive Drills     171
Goalie Play      175
Privileges and Protections     175
Equipment     176
Mental and Physical Requirements     177
Positioning     181
Stopping the Ball     182
Types of Shots     186
Communication     190
Playing the Screen     191
Clearing the Ball     192
Goalie Drills     194
Warm-up     196
Common Errors     197
Tips, Suggestions, Training Aids     197
Face-Offs     201
Face-Off Techniques     203
Wing Play     209
Face-Off Maxims     209
Practice: Planning and Organization     213
Daily Practice Schedule     214
Closing Words     228
Glossary     229

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