A novice's guide to coaching one of the nation's fastestgrowing youth sports
Unlike other lacrosse titles, this latest addition to the acclaimed Baffled Parent's Guide series arms newcomers with a total road map for mastering all aspects of coaching a 6- to 12-year-old boy's lacrosse team. From skill fundamentals to managing a game, it covers all the bases in a clear, step-by-step format. At the heart of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is a set of original drills designed to keep kids engaged and motivated while teaching them the subtleties of the game. This book has been endorsed by University of Maryland's renowned lacrosse coach, Dave Cottle, whose teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for 11 consecutive years.
About the Author
Greg Murrell played lacrosse for Salisbury University. As a high school lacrosse coach, he has guided his teams to five county championships and a state championship. He is also the current director of Motion Concepts Sports Camps.
Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for over thirty years. He founded the Motion Masters and Motion Concepts Sports Camps and has coached youth and high school sports. He is the author of two other books in the Baffled Parent's series, Great Basketball Drills and Great Baseball Drills.
Table of Contents
IntroductionHow to Use This BookDeveloping a Coaching StyleWho We Are1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good HabitsThe EssentialsPromoting Teamwork, Concentration, and Good HabitsQuestions and Answers2. Before Hitting the Field: Lacrosse in a NutshellThe FieldThe BallEquipmentPlayersScoringLength of GameBasic RulesHow Penalties Are AssessedGetting StartedGame ModificationsQuestions and Answers3. Setting Up the SeasonSelecting an Assistant CoachEquipmentQuestions and Answers4. The Fundamentals of LacrosseEssential Skills and How to Teach ThemThe Fundamentals of OffenseThe Fundamentals of Defense5. The PracticePreparation Is the KeyPractice Format and Sample PracticesBeginning PracticeIntermediate PracticeAdvanced Practice6. The GameWhat to ExpectOverview of the GameHandling Specific Game SituationsAre Statistics Important?Questions and Answers7. Dealing with ParentsQuestions and Answers8. Fundamental DrillsWarm-Up DrillsPassing and Catching DrillsScooping DrillsDodging DrillsShooting Drills9. Offensive Drills10. Defensive DrillsAppendixReferee SignalsSample Scorebook PageGlossaryResourcesIndexAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent book for all ages-including collegiate for boys and girls