The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Lacrosse

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März 2003



Lacrosse is one of the nation's fastest-growing youth sports, and the girls' game is overtaking the boys'. Played with different rules and tactics, girls' lacrosse requires its own specialized guidebook. Friendly and encouraging, "Coaching Girls' Lacrosse "is the first book to provide the fundamentals every unprepared parent needs to teach and motivate a team of 6- to 12-year-olds.


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 Authors


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
EAN: 9780071412254
ISBN: 0071412255
Untertitel: 'Baffled Parent's Guides'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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