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

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

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by Janine Tucker, Maryalice Yakutchik, Will Kirk (Photographer), James T. van Van Rensselaer (Photographer)
 

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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 Johns Hopkins University, and Maryalice Yakutchik, a

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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 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.

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Choice

An articulate, well-structured resource... this book will be welcomed by those involved in this fine sport—as coaches or as players—and its continually changing environment.

Midwest Book Review
Recommended for any coaching or playing in the field of women's lacrosse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421413983
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/06/2014
Edition description:
updated edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
424,279
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 13.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Janine Tucker has been the head coach of the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team since 1993. Maryalice Yakutchik is a full-time writer and photographer.

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Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lacrosse is a great sport to play in my opinon I think all girls shoud play lax because its exerciseing and gets u fit and heathy and u loose alot of weght and that is good so your not alone anyone want to be frends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book i read it and felt that i learned a lot!