Lacrosse: A Guide for Parents and Players

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Mansion, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 152 pages
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The most complete guide to Lacrosse - America's fastest growing team sport! Action-packed and fun, lacrosse is a game anyone can play - the big and small, boys and girls. Lacrosse offers a positive outlet, a place to fit in at school, motivation to excel, and opportunities for team travel. Lacrosse can even potentially mean money for college, and can influence career choices. Whether your kid is 8 or 18, experienced or just starting, this book is the complete guide to all that lacrosse has to offer. * How to Get Started In Lacrosse * Game and Rules Made Simple * Find The Right Team for Your Son or Daughter * Motivate Players as They Move Up * Pick the Right Gear and Save * Prepare for Lacrosse College Years * Gain Insight into Lacrosse Organizations and Championships Empower yourself with practical answers and unique ideas, whether you are new to lacrosse or once were a player. Make lacrosse an exhilarating part of your family life.

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All new to me, lacrosse subject matter is filling my house.
We have a good friend of my 10 year old son who has played lacrosse since he was 4, selling the sport to us. My house with two boys and
one girl, thrives on baseball and the oldest heading to college baseball. I have little room for another a full time sport.
I cam e to this book for an idea of what I was headed for if I say "ok", you can try it for a season. Finding out here that there is no "Season" really, just find a team.
This has been very helpful in the basic information on the game itself and required and suggested gear one may need to purchase. I am very glad I read this, and if any parent is like me, weary of what kind of sport this is, is it safe etc.... this short book is a good quick read to it's basics.
I would recommend to anyone completely new to this sport, as I am. Thank you so much for making it available on line for us to read with little to no effort. I am still not sure ihe sport is for my 10 year old, I guess I will have to let him evaluate it, but only after baseball season. There seems to be a lot of injury risk in lacrosse. I feel it is more of a football game without the cheerleaders and a smaller ball. And with it's increasing popularity, like soccer, the injuries will become more publicly known as will the true dangers to the sport will meet reality. But until then, it's one of those..."go for it, as long as you are having fun" kind of sport experiences.


Gearing Up
Starting Off On The Right Foot
Developing Lacrosse Stars
Turning Up The Heat
Its All About The Game
Financing A Lacrosse Habit
Building A Lacrosse Community
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About the author (2006)

Noah Fink played collegiate lacrosse at Bucknell University and is now the head lacrosse coach at the University of Texas. In his three years, the team has won the Lone Star alliance twice and represented the league in the National Tournament. He went to graduate school at the University of California, San Diego and began his coaching career there, for the Torrey Pines and Coronado High School lacrosse teams. Noah actively supports the growth of lacrosse in his local community and runs youth leagues.

Melissa Gaskill, parent of three active children, has served as coach, volunteer and fan for various youth sports, including lacrosse. A prolific professional writer, Melissa shares her experiences with readers for national publications such as Family Fun and The Nature Conservancy, as well as in many regional publications. She wrote a weekly parenting column, The Children┐s Connection, for six years.

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