Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches

Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches

by Janine Tucker, Maryalice Yakutchik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801888476

ISBN-13: 9780801888472

Pub. Date: 05/14/2008

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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 Johns Hopkins University, and Maryalice Yakutchik, a

Overview

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 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 and on specialized skills, such as goal-tending and the draw, will get any team ready to hit the field.

Fully updated, this edition includes* Detailed skill instruction* Drill suggestions throughout the book* New rules regarding the center draw and running through the crease 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. Highlighting the most current strategies and tactics in the game today, Women's Lacrosse is a comprehensive instructional guide for coaches and players at all levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801888472
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2008
Edition description:
20
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Women's Lacrosse-The Cutting Edge vii

Key to Symbols in Diagrams viii

1 The Creator's Game, Re-created 1

2 The Complete Player 5

3 The Coach 14

4 The Game 20

5 Lacrosse Survival Skills 31

6 Individual Offensive Skills 49

7 Individual Defensive Skills 68

8 The Art of Checking 84

9 The Draw 93

10 Team Offense 105

11 Team Defense 130

12 Goalkeeping Trish Dabrowski Laurie Tortorelli 144

13 Effective Practices 160

14 Off-Season Strategies Chris Endlich 175

15 Recruiting 210

Index 225

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