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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 rules
Get equipped — choose the perfect stick and select protective gear that gives you the freedom to move
Become 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 players
Improve as a team — investigate how your team can play as one — both offensively and defensively — to increase your chances of victory
Coach like a pro — figure out what style of play suits your team, draw up winning game plans, and keep your players sharp
Cheer 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 NLL
Open the book and find:
What makes women's lacrosse unique
How to read referees' signals
Helpful tips from star college and professional players
Traits every great goalie must have
How lacrosse is similar to basketball and hockey
The ingredients for effective special teams
Mental and physical conditioning plans to keep you game-ready
Profiles of the top players
Understand the field, box, and women's games
Get the proper equipment
Improve your offensive and defensive skills
Keep up with college and professional games
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.