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    DescriptionLacrosse 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.

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    Lacrosse For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Hinkson, By (author) Joe Lombardi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 542 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470738559
    ISBN 10: 0470738553

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
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    B&T Approval Code: A09302023
    DC22: 796.347
    BISAC V2.8: SPO026000
    LC classification: GV989 .H563 2010
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    Edition statement
    2nd Edition
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    30 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Back cover copy
    Your complete guide to the fastest growing sport in North America!Whether you're a player, coach, or fan of field or box lacrosse, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about the game. From the basic rules of the men's andwomen's games and the fundamentals of passing and catching to advanced offensive and defensive strategies, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport.Understand the essentials -- meet the players on the field and floor, discover how the game is played, and get to know the rulesGet equipped -- choose the perfect stick and select protective gear that gives you the freedom to moveBecome a better player -- bone up on basic technique, develop your passing and catching skills through drills, and learn how to evade defenders and stop offensive playersImprove as a team -- investigate how your team can play as one -- both offensively and defensively -- to increase your chances of victoryCoach like a pro -- figure out what style of play suits your team, draw up winning game plans, and keep your players sharpCheer from the sidelines -- find the best ways to follow lacrosse on television, online, or in print; check out the top high schooland college teams; and keep up with the pros in the MLL and NLLOpen the book and find: What makes women's lacrosse uniqueHow to read referees' signalsHelpful tips from star college and professional playersTraits every great goalie must haveHow lacrosse is similar to basketball and hockeyThe ingredients for effective special teamsMental and physical conditioning plans to keep you game-readyProfiles of the top playersLearn to: Understand the field, box, and women's gamesGet the proper equipmentImprove your offensive and defensive skillsKeep up with college and professional games
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Introduction. 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. Glossary. Appendix: Resources. Index.