Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if you've never done it before, you can lead your team to a safe and exciting season. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth lacrosse with loads of tips and plenty of offensive and defensive drills.
This friendly guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the field. You'll get lots of expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, determining positions for each player, promoting teamwork, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, helping struggling players improve their skills and encouraging your best players to make the most of their talents, and leading your team effectively during a game. Discover how to:
Recognize your behind-the-scenes responsibilities
Get a handle on rules and terms
Plan and execute practices
Teach basic lacrosse skills
Identify players' strengths and weaknesses
Juggle the dual roles of coach and parent
Develop a lacrosse coaching philosophy
Motivate all of your players
Make practice and skill-building fun
Understand the league your coaching
Make sure your team has all the right equipment
Take different approaches to coaching girls and boys
Assign players to positions
Motivate players on game day
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Make yourself the perfect somebody with a little help from Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies.
About the Author
The National Alliance For Youth Sports has been America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children for more than 25 years. It serves volunteer coaches, parents with children involved in organized sports, game officials, youth sports administrators, league directors, and the youngsters who participate in organized sports. The Alliance's programs are utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Athletic Leagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups, as well as on military installations worldwide. For more information on the Alliance's programs, which are listed below, visit www.nays.org. Greg Bach is the communications director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS), a position he has held since 1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he captured numerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degree from Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989, and is a devoted follower of his beloved Spartans in all sports. He's also the author of Coaching Soccer For Dummies, Coaching Football For Dummies, Coaching Basketball For Dummies, and Coaching Baseball For Dummies.