The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Gregory MurrellThe Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Gregory Murrell

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's Guide

byGregory Murrell, Jim Garland

Paperback | March 20, 2002

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A novice's guide to coaching one of the nation's fastestgrowing youth sports

Unlike other lacrosse titles, this latest addition to the acclaimed Baffled Parent's Guide series arms newcomers with a total road map for mastering all aspects of coaching a 6- to 12-year-old boy's lacrosse team. From skill fundamentals to managing a game, it covers all the bases in a clear, step-by-step format. At the heart of Coaching Boys' Lacrosse is a set of original drills designed to keep kids engaged and motivated while teaching them the subtleties of the game. This book has been endorsed by University of Maryland's renowned lacrosse coach, Dave Cottle, whose teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for 11 consecutive years.

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...
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Title:The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Boys' Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.31 inPublished:March 20, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071385126

ISBN - 13:9780071385121

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Table of Contents

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Developing a Coaching Style

Who We Are

1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits

The Essentials

Promoting Teamwork, Concentration, and Good Habits

Questions and Answers

2. Before Hitting the Field: Lacrosse in a Nutshell

The Field

The Ball

Equipment

Players

Scoring

Length of Game

Basic Rules

How Penalties Are Assessed

Getting Started

Game Modifications

Questions and Answers

3. Setting Up the Season

Selecting an Assistant Coach

Equipment

Questions and Answers

4. The Fundamentals of Lacrosse

Essential Skills and How to Teach Them

The Fundamentals of Offense

The Fundamentals of Defense

5. The Practice

Preparation Is the Key

Practice Format and Sample Practices

Beginning Practice

Intermediate Practice

Advanced Practice

6. The Game

What to Expect

Overview of the Game

Handling Specific Game Situations

Are Statistics Important?

Questions and Answers

7. Dealing with Parents

Questions and Answers

8. Fundamental Drills

Warm-Up Drills

Passing and Catching Drills

Scooping Drills

Dodging Drills

Shooting Drills

9. Offensive Drills

10. Defensive Drills

Appendix

Referee Signals

Sample Scorebook Page

Glossary

Resources

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Authors