Women's Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches

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JHU Press, May 14, 2008 - History - 228 pages

Women’s lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. As stick technology advances, athleticism increases, and rules and regulations adapt, even the most experienced players and coaches need to keep current on all aspects of the game. Janine Tucker, head women’s lacrosse coach at the Johns Hopkins University, and Maryalice Yakutchik, a writer and former lacrosse player, here supply the ultimate guide to women’s lacrosse.

Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of a specific skill or technique, illustrated with easy-to-read instructional diagrams and photographs. Coach Tucker begins with lacrosse survival skills—throwing, catching, cradling, and scooping ground balls—and then moves on to more advanced techniques, such as precise checking, fast footwork, correct stick and body position, deceptive shooting, and quick dodges. Chapters on cutting-edge offensive and defensive strategy, as well as specialized skills such as goal-tending and the draw, will get any team ready to hit the field.

For young women who want to play at the college level, the concluding chapter on recruiting offers a timeline; testimony from players, parents, and college coaches who have been through the process; and a sample résumé.


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In the review I have noticed that it contains no pictures of Native Women playing lacrosse, very disappointed, it is the fact that it is a Haudenosaunee Game "Creator's Game".

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I thought this book was really good, and as someone who knows the players and the Coaches of JHU (even though I hate everything other than women's lacrosse at JHU) and most of the coaches at the other div. 1 colleges in Baltimore, I know that this is actually what the teach the players, and the kids at their camps. I thought is was amazing 


The Coach
The Game
Team Offense
Team Defense
Effective Practices
OffSeason Strategies

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Janine Tucker has been the head coach of the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team since 1993. Maryalice Yakutchik is a full-time writer and photographer.

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