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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great for the Player, Coach and Fan! March 25 2010
By Hiroshi Jinno - Published on Amazon.com
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The first book was more for indoor lacrosse but the 2nd edition is far more.

I am a current player, and give this book a good big 5. Lacrosse for Dummies 2nd Edition is a great book for when you don't know a specific term or technique, you can just basically flip open a book and turn to the page for an excellent explanation. This book goes over not only the mens, but also the girls and the box game.
It is also a MUST read for any coach because it comes with many drills and plays along with specific techniques to teach the developing, intermediate, and the advanced player.

The 2nd edition is a COMPLETELY different book, everyone should disregard the old reviews.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Helpful Nov. 5 2010
By David Crump - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a senior athlete who now plays baseball and once played football, soccer, and basketball, as well as some other occasional sports such as tennis and golf. This book was helpful to me when my daughter took up lacrosse in high school. I wanted to understand what was going on when she practiced and in games. It's still foreign, but I understand the basics of the game and the tactics now.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Feb. 20 2011
By Jonny Lax - Published on Amazon.com
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This book left no stone unturned when it comes to lacrosse. It had plays, strategy, rules and background on the history of the game and why it's so popular. It's a must for laxheads as well as those new to the game.
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Lacrosse for Dummies March 29 2010
By Barbara F. Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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I found "Lacrosse for Dummies" to be not only informative, but interesting, as well.I bought it to gain more knowledge about the sport, as it is growing so rapidly in the United States. The book did just that- and more. The format was inviting, clear,and easy to read, an important factor in today's fast-paced world. I, especially, enjoyed learning about the derivation of lacrosse. That was fascinating- something I did not know.

Thank you for making this book possible for all us dummies out there, who will be far from that after we read it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Lacrosse for Dummies March 23 2010
By Sir Laxalot - Published on Amazon.com
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The new edition of Lacrosse for Dummies was as interesting as it was informative.

It is not to be confused with the first edition that focused on box lacrosse. The new edition has it all, but mostly spotlights the more popular field game. There is a good mix of instructional info (the chapter on faceoffs/groundballs/rides/clears was especially outstanding) but there is also plenty on the history of the game and how it has grown to become so popular. There are alot of good anecdotes and tips from college and pro players. I especially liked the info at the back of the book which included a listing of 10 of the best players of all time as well as media outlets that cover the sport, including websites.

The new edition is a must for both longtime fans and followers as well as newcomers to the game.


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