The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Lacrosse

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 22, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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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.


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1 Then and Now
2 Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
Girls Lacrosse in a Nutshell
4 Setting Up the Season
A Progressive Approach
6 The Fundamentals of Offense
7 The Fundamentals of Defense
10 FUNdamental Drills Are Fun
11 Offensive Drills
12 Defensive Drills
13 Goalkeeping Concepts and Drills
About the Authors

8 The Practice
9 Game Day

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Page 4 - It's true that the object in both men's and women's lacrosse is to send a ball through a goal by means of the racket, but whereas the men resort to brute strength the women depend solely on skill.
Page 6 - The profession and practice of occupational safety is very different than it was just a few years ago. The workforce makeup and psyche is very different as well. The practice of safety, founded in sound technical principles, is today carried out in an environment of rapidly changing management approaches.
Page 66 - Lacrosse hopes that modified checking will allow older youth players to learn proper checking skills, while at the same time encouraging good cradling and stickhandling skills for the attack player. We believe that girls...
Page 37 - Lacrosse that at least one qualified umpire be assigned to Level C games, and two qualified umpires be assigned to games for Levels A and B.
Page 131 - Each player goes to the end of the opposite line, and the next player in the 6-spot feeds the next player in the 3-spot, who catches and shoots on goal.
Page 174 - The 12-meter fan is a semicircular area in front of each goal circle bounded by an arc 12 meters from the goal circles.
Page 36 - ... either side of the goal and level with the goal line. If an attacker...
Page 36 - The player who was fouled may not take a shot on goal; she must pass the ball to a teammate who then can shoot on goal.
Page 29 - Field players may also choose to wear close-fitting gloves, soft headgear, and eye protection or safety goggles that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for girls

About the author (2003)

Janine Tucker has been the head women's lacrosse coach at nationally ranked Johns Hopkins University and the director of the Johns Hopkins All-Star Girls' Lacrosse Camp for ten years. She was an All-American lacrosse player for Loyola College and is a member of the Loyola College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Maryalice Yakutchik teaches journalism and creative writing at Loyola College and is a freelance journalist. She played varsity lacrosse for Temple University, was assistant women's lacrosse coach at Kutztown University, and has coached youth-league girls' lacrosse for the past six years.

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