The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Lacrosse

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Lacrosse

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'What a resource! Every girls' lacrosse coach in the country needs to have this book in their hands' - Diane Geppi Aikens, head women's lacrosse coach, Loyola College. 'This book is what the women's lacrosse community has been waiting for! A definitive guide to all aspects of the game, it lays the foundation for success' - Cindy Timchal, head women's lacrosse coach, University of Maryland Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's lacrosse team, and you can't tell a defensive slide from an offensive set or the 12-meter fan from the restraining line. Don't despair - "Coaching Girls' Lacrosse" is here to help. From your first team meeting to equipment needs to dealing with officials, "Coaching Girls' Lacrosse" will get you started -and keep you going. You'll learn the basics of girls' lacrosse for 6- to 12-year-olds and you'll find out how the game is changing so you can teach the universal lacrosse skills that will take your players from youth league to college and beyond.You'll be able to school your players in handling the new stick varieties and teach them innovative passing and catching techniques; progressive, relaxed cradling; and creative shots on goal.Here are all the fundamentals of safe physical play, drills for offense and defense, valuable advice about coaching style, and how to make improvement - rather than winning at any cost - the goal of your season. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, learning, gaining confidence, and most of all, having fun. Survive your first practice and game. Teach girls' lacrosse as it is played at all levels through college and beyond. Design effective practices for your entire season using the examples provided. Match your drills to age and ability. Make lacrosse fun and rewarding. Boost the skills and confidence of all your players. 'A great resource for youth coaches at all levels. I am especially impressed with the attention given to the rules of the game' - Pat Dillon, Rules Chair, US Lacrosse.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 0071412255
  • 9780071412254
  • 1,385,702

About Janine Tucker

Janine Tucker was an All-American lacrosse player for Division I powerhouse Loyola College, and became an assistant coach there after graduating in 1989. She has been the head coach at Johns Hopkins since 1994, where she has compiled a 101-32 won-loss record, including 33-16 since moving the girls' lacrosse program from Division III to Division I in 1999. Her team was ranked 16th nationally in 2000, and in 2001 was the ECAC Champion and was ranked 17th nationally. She is the director of the Johns Hopkins All-Star Girls Lacrosse Camp each summer and the co-director (along with the Loyola and North Carolina head coaches) of the Elite 300 camp, which brings together the nation's top high school players. Hometown: Towson, MD Mary Alice Yakutchik earned her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1981 from Temple University, which she attended on a four-year full-tuition lacrosse scholarship, and her masters degree in creative writing from Temple in 1987. She was a staff feature writer for the Reading Eagle-Times (PA) from 1981-1992, and since 1984 has taught writing and journalism at Loyola, Albright, and Notre Dame of Maryland colleges. As a freelance writer/editor/photographer, her work has appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Detroit Free Press, and Sports Illustrated, among other newspapers and magazines. She was a contract writer for USA TODAY Sports from 1991-93. She was an assistant girls' lacrosse coach at Kutztown University from 1984-86 and presently coaches youth-league girls' lacrosse. Hometown: Monkton, MDshow more

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-What a resource! Every girls' lacrosse coach in the country needs to have this book in their hands.---Diane Geppi Aikens, head women's lacrosse coach, Loyola College -This book is what the women's lacrosse community has been waiting for! A definitive guide to all aspects of the game, it lays the foundation for success.---Cindy Timchal, head women's lacrosse coach, University of Maryland Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's lacrosse team, and you can't tell a defensive slide from an offensive set or the 12-meter fan from the restraining line. Don't despair--Coaching Girls' Lacrosse is here to help. From your first team meeting to equipment needs to dealing with officials, Coaching Girls' Lacrosse will get you started--and keep you going. You'll learn the basics of girls' lacrosse for 6- to 12-year-olds and you'll find out how the game is changing so you can teach the universal lacrosse skills that will take your players from youth league to college and beyond. You'll be able to school your players in handling the new stick varieties and teach them innovative passing and catching techniques; progressive, relaxed cradling; and creative shots on goal. Here are all the fundamentals of safe physical play, drills for offense and defense, valuable advice about coaching style, and how to make improvement--rather than winning at any cost--the goal of your season. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, learning, gaining confidence, and most of all, having fun. Survive your first practice and game Teach girls' lacrosse as it is played at all levels through college and beyond Design effective practices for your entire season using the examples provided Match your drills to age and ability Make lacrosse fun and rewarding Boost the skills and confidence of all your players -A great resource for youth coaches at all levels. I am especially impressed with the attention given to the rules of the game.- --Pat Dillon, Rules Chair, US Lacrosseshow more

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? Equipment Fundamentals Drills Appendix Umpire Signals Glossary Resources Index Acknowledgments About the Authorsshow more
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