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Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide (Baffled Parent's Guides)by Gregory Murrell
Synopses & Reviews
"A masterful, in-depth job."--Bill Tierney, head men's lacrosse coach, Princeton University
"The A to Z coaching manual for all youth levels of lacrosse. It covers areas like parental involvement that have never been covered before. . . . I recommend it to the entire lacrosse community."--Dave Cottle, head men's lacrosse coach, University of Maryland
Coach. You just volunteered to coach your son's lacrosse team, and you don't know a cross check from a body check or the crease from the centerline. Don't despair--Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is here to help.
From your first team meeting to equipment needs to dealing with officials, Coaching Boys' Lacrosse will get you started--and keep you going. You'll learn the basics of lacrosse, plus how to teach the fundamental skills of passing and catching, scooping, dodging, and shooting through the "games approach," which enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Drills for offensive and defensive strategies are also included, and you'll even learn to develop your own coaching style--one that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun.
"A must-read for the many new players, parents, and coaches."--John Grubb, head lacrosse coach, North Harford High School
"Provides all youth coaches and players with a plan for success."--Gary Ritz, Bel Air (Maryland) Recreation Council
"A reference designed to help all levels of coaches and players be successful."--Duncan Booth, Cockeysville (Maryland) Recreation Council
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
Developing a Coaching Style
1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
Promoting Teamwork, Concentration, and Good Habits
2. Before Hitting the Field: Lacrosse in a Nutshell
Length of Game
How Penalties Are Assessed
3. Setting Up the Season
4. The Fundamentals of Lacrosse
The Fundamentals of Offense
5. The Practice
Practice Format and Sample Practices
6. The Game
Overview of the Game
Are Statistics Important?
7. Dealing with Parents
8. Fundamental Drills
Passing and Catching Drills
9. Offensive Drills
Sample Scorebook Page