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Sports Illustrated Lacrosse : Fundamentals for Winning :  Fundamentals for Winning - David Urick

Sports Illustrated Lacrosse : Fundamentals for Winning

Fundamentals for Winning

Paperback Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9781589793446
Number Of Pages: 256

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Lacrosse, a game of speed, complexity, and nuance, is fast becoming one of the most popular sports nationwide. In this thoroughly updated edition of a Sports Illustrated bestseller, ten-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the pathways to lacrosse success. With this book you will learn: 10 fundamental stick skills every player should know, The rules of lacrosse: penalties, play, and positions, How you can dodge, shoot, feed, cut, pick, and screen like a champion, Individual defense, the art of the check and the hold, 15 team offensive formations and how to make them work for you, How your team can play quality defense, 18 skills and drills for becoming a better goalie, Extra-man defenses, man-down-defense, fast breaks, team practice, equipment, and more! Book jacket.

David Urick, one of the most successful and respected coaches in the game today, has written excellent work on the fundamentals of lacrosse. It will benefit players, coaches, and spectators at all levels. -- Don Zimmerman, Head Lacrosse Coach, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Prefacep. xi
Lacrosse Todayp. xii
The Gamep. 1
The Field and Playersp. 1
Playing the Gamep. 2
Penaltiesp. 3
Equipmentp. 7
Positionsp. 10
Fundamental Stick Skillsp. 15
Selecting a Stickp. 15
Carrying the Stickp. 17
Stick Protection: Cradlingp. 18
Catching the Ballp. 22
Passing the Ballp. 24
Scooping the Ballp. 26
Summaryp. 32
Individual Offensep. 35
Playing With the Ball: Dodgingp. 35
Playing With the Ball: Shootingp. 46
Feedingp. 53
Playing Without the Ball: Cuttingp. 55
Playing Without the Ball: Setting and Using Picksp. 57
Playing Without the Ball: Screeningp. 60
Individual Defensep. 63
Body Positionp. 64
Stick Checksp. 67
Body Checksp. 73
Holdsp. 74
Summaryp. 77
Team Offensep. 79
Power Lacrossep. 80
Three-Man Playsp. 86
Cutter Offensep. 90
Circulation Offensep. 93
Zone Offensep. 95
Clearingp. 97
Summaryp. 109
Extra-Man Offensep. 111
Maximsp. 112
Formations and Playsp. 113
Special Situationsp. 120
Team Defensep. 123
Defensive Terminologyp. 123
Team Defensep. 126
Defensive Slides (Backup)p. 128
Defense on the Creasep. 129
Zone Defensep. 133
Hallmarks of Quality Team Defensep. 135
Ridingp. 135
Man-Down Defensep. 147
Mental and Physical Approachp. 147
The Five-Man Zone (Safe Call)p. 149
Rotation ("Go" Call)p. 150
Special Formations and Situationsp. 152
Clearingp. 156
Man-Down Defensive Maximsp. 159
The Transition Gamep. 161
Fast-Break (Four-on-Three) Offensep. 162
Slow Breaks (Five-on-Four, Six-on-Five, Six-on-Four)p. 165
Fast-Break Defensep. 168
Fast-Break Defensive Maximsp. 171
Fast-Break Defensive Drillsp. 171
Goalie Playp. 175
Privileges and Protectionsp. 175
Equipmentp. 176
Mental and Physical Requirementsp. 177
Positioningp. 181
Stopping the Ballp. 182
Types of Shotsp. 186
Communicationp. 190
Playing the Screenp. 191
Clearing the Ballp. 192
Goalie Drillsp. 194
Warm-upp. 196
Common Errorsp. 197
Tips, Suggestions, Training Aidsp. 197
Face-Offsp. 201
Face-Off Techniquesp. 203
Wing Playp. 209
Face-Off Maximsp. 209
Practice: Planning and Organizationp. 213
Daily Practice Schedulep. 214
Closing Wordsp. 228
Glossaryp. 229
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ISBN: 9781589793446
ISBN-10: 1589793447
Series: Sports Illustrated
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 18.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2

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