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The baffled parent's guide to coaching girls' lacrosse
Tucker, Janine.
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New York ; London : McGraw-Hill, [2003]

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186 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
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Coaching girls' lacrosse.
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GV989.15 .T83 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Lacrosse is one of the nation's fastest-growing youth sports, and the girls' game is overtaking the boys'. Played with different rules and tactics, girls' lacrosse requires its own specialized guidebook. Friendly and encouraging, Coaching Girls' Lacrosse is the first book to provide the fundamentals every unprepared parent needs to teach and motivate a team of 6- to 12-year-olds.

Author Notes

Janine Tucker has been the head women's lacrosse coach at nationally ranked Johns Hopkins University and the director of the Johns Hopkins All-Star Girls' Lacrosse Camp for ten years. She was an All-American lacrosse player for Loyola College and is a member of the Loyola College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Maryalice Yakutchik teaches journalism and creative writing at Loyola College and is a freelance journalist. She played varsity lacrosse for Temple University, was assistant women's lacrosse coach at Kutztown University, and has coached youth-league girls' lacrosse for the past six years.

Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use
This Book Developing a Coaching Style Who We Are
1 Then and Now They Can Do It! Questions and Answers
2 Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits Winning: An Afterthought Promoting Good Habits Questions and Answers
3 Before Hitting the Field: Girls' Lacrosse in a Nutshell Overview
The Field
The Ball Equipment Players and Positions Length of Game Scoring Getting Started Fouls Umpires
4 Setting Up the Season Details, Details Questions and Answers
5 Essential Skills: A Progressive Approach Basic Skills and How to Teach Them
6 The Fundamentals of Offense Designated Hot Spots
The Restraining Line
The Fast Break
The Ball Carrier Off-Ball Players Settled Offensive Sets Clearing the Ball Questions and Answers
7 The Fundamentals of Defense Defensive Positioning in the Midfield Settled Defense Defending a Cut through the 8-Meter Arc Player-to-Player Defense Zone Defense
8 The Practice Preparation Is the Key The All-Important First Practice General Practice Format Practice Planners Sample Practices Specialty Practices Questions and Answers
9 Game Day Set a Good Example Overview of the Game Questions and Answers
10 FUN-damental Drills Are Fun! Warm-Up Drills Stick-Work Drills Passing and Catching Drills Ground Ball Drills Dodging Drills Shooting Drills
11 Offensive Drills
12 Defensive Drills
13 Goalkeeping Concepts and Drills Who's Right for the Job?
Fundamentals Drills
Umpire Signals
About the Authors