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Lacrosse For Dummies [Paperback]

James Hinkson , Joe Lombardi

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Book Description

March 15 2010 For Dummies
Lacrosse 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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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

Learn to:

  • 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

About the Author

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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Player, Coach and Fan! March 25 2010
By Hiroshi Jinno - Published on
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Nov. 5 2010
By David Crump - Published on
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Lacrosse for Dummies March 23 2010
By Sir Laxalot - Published on
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Feb. 20 2011
By Jonny Lax - Published on
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lacrosse for Dummies March 29 2010
By Barbara F. Roberts - Published on
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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.

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