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"A masterful, in-depth job."--Bill Tierney, head men's lacrosse coach, Princeton University

"The A to Z coaching manual for all youth levels of lacrosse. It covers areas like parental involvement that have never been covered before. . . . I recommend it to the entire lacrosse community."--Dave Cottle, head men's lacrosse coach, University of Maryland

Coach. You just volunteered to coach your son's lacrosse team, and you don't know a cross check from a body check or the crease from the centerline. Don't despair--Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is here to help.

From your first team meeting to equipment needs to dealing with officials, Coaching Boys' Lacrosse will get you started--and keep you going. You'll learn the basics of lacrosse, plus how to teach the fundamental skills of passing and catching, scooping, dodging, and shooting through the "games approach," which enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Drills for offensive and defensive strategies are also included, and you'll even learn to develop your own coaching style--one that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun.

  • Survive your first practice and game
  • Promote good habits, concentration, and teamwork
  • Find answers to common problems in the Q & A sections
  • Match drills to age and ability
  • Get tips on creating a positive attitude, building team spirit, and getting along with parents
  • Make practices fun and rewarding

"A must-read for the many new players, parents, and coaches."--John Grubb, head lacrosse coach, North Harford High School

"Provides all youth coaches and players with a plan for success."--Gary Ritz, Bel Air (Maryland) Recreation Council

"A reference designed to help all levels of coaches and players be successful."--Duncan Booth, Cockeysville (Maryland) Recreation Council

About the Author

Greg Murrell played lacrosse for Salisbury University. As a high school lacrosse coach, he has guided his teams to five county championships and a state championship. He is also the current director of Motion Concepts Sports Camps.

Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for over thirty years. He founded the Motion Masters and Motion Concepts Sports Camps and has coached youth and high school sports. He is the author of two other books in the Baffled Parent's series, Great Basketball Drills and Great Baseball Drills.


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Product Details

  • Series: Baffled Parent's Guides
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (February 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071385126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071385121
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,441,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randy Cook on April 26, 2006
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I am realtively new to the sport of lacrosse. My son is getting involved and I had volunteered to coach his team of beginners (first and second graders). This book was a great resource to the general rules of the game and techniques. I found the illustrations helpful and the practice games great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JerryB on March 9, 2009
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This book is great for the beginner coach. It offers simple and effective advice on getting the kids started in beginners' level Lacrosse.
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