Lacrosse For Dummies is the ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport alike. The book offers everything the beginning player needs to know, from the necessary equipment to the basic rules of the game, with explanations of the women's game and the indoor game, too. It also offers a wealth of information for the experienced player, including winning offensive and defensive strategies, along with skill-building exercises and drills. Finally, there's information on how armchair lacrosse players can get their fix of the sport on television, online, on in print.
About the Author
Jim Hinkson has coached at every level of lacrosse, from house league to professional. He has authored five books on lacrosse and coaching. Joe Lombardi is a multimedia journalist and was named man of the year in 2008 by the Lacrosse Coaches Association of the Hudson Valley in New York.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Lacrosse and You.
Chapter 2: Suiting Up: Buying the Right Equipment.
Chapter 3: Meeting the Team.
Chapter 4: Laying Down the (Lacrosse) Law.
Part II: Playing Lacrosse.
Chapter 5: Getting the Ball into the Goal: Developing Offensive Skills.
Chapter 6: Putting the Ball in the Goal: Shooting Fundamentals.
Chapter 7: Keeping the Ball out of the Goal: Developing Defensive Skills.
Chapter 8: Goaltending.
Chapter 9: The Possession Game.
Chapter 10: Practicing Team Offense and Defense.
Chapter 11: Calling on the Special Forces: Specialty Teams.
Chapter 12: Becoming a Better Lacrosse Player — Physically and Mentally.
Part III: Coaching Lacrosse.
Chapter 13: Fundamentals of Coaching Lacrosse.
Chapter 14: Developing Your Coaching Philosophy for the Offense.
Chapter 15: Coaching Defensively.
Part IV: Following Lacrosse: The Fan's Point of View.
Chapter 16: How to Watch Lacrosse.
Chapter 17: Getting in the Game.
Chapter 18: Keeping Up with the Pros.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten of the Greatest Men's and Women's Lacrosse Players.
Chapter 20: Ten Reasons to Get Excited about Lacrosse.
Chapter 21: Ten Interesting Facts about Lacrosse.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Lacrosse For Dummies
"I loved playing lacrosse and I'm still a huge fan. Lacrosse For Dummies has something for everylacrosse coach, player, and fan."
—Brendan Shanahan, three-time Stanley Cup champion and former lacrosse star
"We've seen lacrosse grow so much in the last five years. As lacrosse gets more popular at all levels, more and more people want to find out what this game is all about. Lacrosse For Dummies helps people understand why lacrosse is the 'fastest game on two feet.'"
—Larry Power, Ontarion lacrosse historian
"Not only is Lacrosse For Dummies inforamtive and entertaining for the new-comers to lacrosse, it's also a must-have reference for us so-called experts."
—Brian Shanahan, five-time Mann Cup winner and television analyst for Sportnet's NLL coverage
"This book gives the inside edge to die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport."
—Les Bartley, coach of the NLL's Toronto Rock and six-time NLL champion
"The toughness and physical aspect of lacrosse has definitely had an influence on my playing ability in hockey. This book is the bible for all lacrosse books, explaining in depth the intricacies of playingt this game. Jim has called on his 40 years of experience to help produce an entertaining and informative guide to lacrosse fans, coaches, and players."
—Gary Roberts, NHL all-star and former junior A Canadian lacrosse champion
"Lacrosse For Dummies has all the answers and more."
—Wayne Colley, former coach of the NLL's Columbus Landsharks
"Jim Hinkson's passion and enthusiasm for lacrosse comes through on every page."
—Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL all-star and MVP of the 1984 Minto Cup championship
"Lacrosse For Dummies is a fun, easy-to-follow, and informative book for every level of lacrosse."
—Gee Nash, NLL all-star goalie
"If you're a new lacrosse player or parent of a lacrosse player, Lacrosse For Dummies helps introduce you to our traditional game."
—Brian Shanahan, five-time Major Canadian lacrosse champion