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Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse: From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Player Skills and Team Strategies

Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse: From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Player Skills and Team Strategies

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By (author) Daniel Morris, By (author) Michael Morris

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: CT
  • ISBN 10: 1592285880
  • ISBN 13: 9781592285884
  • Sales rank: 1,797,508

Product description

Within the past decade, lacrosse has seen explosive growth on the elementary, junior and high school, and college levels, rapidly becoming one of America's most popular playing sports. Lifelong lacrosse player and coach Daniel Morris, along with noted author Michael Morris, distill the essence of this exciting, fast-paced game into one compact volume, teaching everything the beginning and intermediate coach needs to know about the rules, equipment, skills, and drills of this venerable game. Unlike other books on lacrosse, this guide reflects recent important rule changes, as well as the latest techniques in offense and defense, stick-handling, and advances in equipment that have transformed the game as it is played today. Chapters focus on critical elements of individual and team play, conducting practices, skill-building drills, and a playbook of offensive and defensive strategies. A resource list of suppliers, camps, and additional information is included. This is a book that will find a place on every coach and player's shelf.

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Daniel Morris played defense and was president and captain of the lacrosse team at Boston University, where he earned a degree in journalism in 1997. He went on to coach the B.U. team for the next six seasons as assistant and then head coach, guiding them to a national ranking in the U.S. Lacrosse Men's Division Intercollegiate Associates. Currently, he coaches defense at Boston College and serves as the commissioner and director of the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League. Michael Morris, his father, is a well-known journalist and editor. He lives in Ossining, New York.

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Within the past decade, lacrosse has seen explosive growth on the elementary, junior high and high school, and college levels, rapidly becoming one of America's most popular playing sports. Lifelong lacrosse player and coach Daniel Morris, along with noted author Michael Morris, distills the essence of this exciting, fast-paced game into one compact volume, teaching everything the beginning and intermediate coach needs to know about the rules, equipment, skills, and drills of this venerable game. Unlike other books on lacrosse, this guide reflects recent important rule changes, as well as the latest techniques in offense and defense, stick-handling, and advances in equipment that have transformed the game as it is played today. Chapters focus on critical elements of individual and team play, conducting practices, skill-building drills, and a playbook of offensive and defensive strategies. A resource list of suppliers, camps, and additional information is included. This is a book that will find a place on every coach's and player's shelf.