Lacrosse Fundamentals

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Warwick Pub., 1993 - Lacrosse - 174 pages
North America's oldest sport has experienced a renaissance in recent years. The success of professional lacrosse in centers like Detroit, Pittsburgh & Boston has spawned leagues & programs in communities across the United States. Despite this interest, there is no skills-development book for lacrosse on the market. Jim Hinkson, a former coach of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League, has written the definitive lacrosse skills book to fill this need. LACROSSE FUNDAMENTALS examines in expert detail every aspect of individual play, including techniques for passing, catching, cradling & physical play. In addition the book outlines different equipment styles & offers expert coaching for situations that arise within a game such as loose ball strategies & goaltending. Written with precision & including over 50 explanatory photographs & diagrams, LACROSSE FUNDAMENTALS is ideal for coaches, parents, players & fans. It is applicable to both field & box lacrosse. "Knowing Jim Hinkson as a player, as a teacher, & as a coach, & knowing his dedication to the sport of lacrosse, I wholeheartedly recommend this book."--Mike Keenan, Former Coach & General Manger, Chicago Blackhawks.

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Contents

THE STICK
1
CRADLING
7
PASSING
17
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Jim Hinkson has been involved in the game of lacrosse since he was 19, his first season of play coming under the tutelage of legendary coach Jim Bishop in 1962. Hinkson played lacrosse for 11 more years, participating in 9 national minor championship games and winning 6 tittles. He also played for a season in the 1970s version of the National Lacrosse League, and represented Canada as part of the national team competing in the 1974 World Lacrosse Championship in Melbourne, Australia.
Hinkson has coached at every level in lacrosse from house league to professional, participating in two Canadian junior championships, winning one. His coaching stints have included teams in Toronto, Whitby, and St. Catharines, Ontario; and the New York Saints and New Jersey Storm of today's National Lacrosse League. And he is the author of four books on lacrosse and coaching.
Hinkson grew up on a farm in Oshawa, Ontario, and he still lives in nearby Whitby, Ontario, with his wife Cynndy and their three children, to whom he dedicates this book. Lacrosse is an all-Hinkson family activity. Daughter Maggie, a first-year teacher in Whitby, played women's field lacrosse at the University of Western Ontario; daughter Kate attends Brock University in St. Catharines and plays for its women's field lacrosse team; and son James, who attends St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, has played box lacrosse for the Darlington Green Gaels, who just won the Founder's Cup emblematic of junior B lacrosse for Canada.

John Jiloty is the editor-in-chief of "Inside Lacrosse" magazine and a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University, where he covered men's lacrosse as the sports editor of "The Daily Orange,"John was recognized in "The Best American Sports Writing 2002" for a story he did in 2001 on fighting in the National lacrosse League.

Robert Carpenter is the founder and publisher of "Inside Lacrosse" magazine. He played lacrosse at Duke University, from which he graduated in 1996. "Inside Lacrosse" is the sport's only media outlet that has been honored for coverage by both the men's and women's college coaches associations. "Inside lacrosse" also publishes "Face-Off Yearbook," an annual glossy preview of men's college lacrosse, and operates a lacrosse camp Web site call USLaxcamps.com.

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