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Step on the field and begin playing in no time! In Lacrosse Essentials, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the sport through sequential instructions, detailed photo sequences, and expert advice from coaching legend Jack Kaley and longtime coach Rich Donovan.
Lacrosse Essentials takes you inside the game, covering these essential skills and strategies:
In addition to mastering the fundamentals, you’ll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and use those techniques and tactics for a competitive advantage. The many activities and drills will speed learning and improve performance. You’ll also get the latest information on offensive and defensive strategies, systems, and situational play to take your game to the next level.
Lacrosse Essentials is the best—and quickest—way to learn, practice, and play the great sport of lacrosse.
Chapter 1 The Game of Lacrosse
Chapter 2 Ground Balls, Stick Drills, and Swarming
Chapter 3 Offensive Skills and Drills
Chapter 4 Deuces and Motion Offense
Chapter 5 Offense Versus Zone Defense
Chapter 6 Defensive Skills and Drills
Chapter 7 Team Defense
Chapter 8 Clearing
Chapter 9 Riding
Chapter 10 Extra-Man Offense
Chapter 11 Man-Down Defense
Chapter 12 Special Situations
“Many of my attitudes, drills, and practice plans are a direct result of the time that I spent under the tutelage of Coach Kaley. He is the consummate teacher and coach, and his book belongs in your library!”
John Danowski-- Duke University Head Coach, Three-Time National Champion
“Coaches and players, both nationally and internationally, have needed a book that details both fundamentals and the finer points of the game. Jack has achieved this goal with Lacrosse Essentials. It deserves to be in every coach’s library.”
Tom Hayes-- National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Rutgers University Lacrosse Coach, 1975-2000, Two-time USILA Man of the Year
“Jack Kaley is one of the all-time great coaches on the high school, college, post-college, and international levels. Lacrosse Essentials is a great source of lacrosse knowledge for all coaches.”
Jack Emmer-- National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Former Army coach
“Lacrosse Essentials is a book every lacrosse coach should read in its entirety. A great resource written by two of the top lacrosse experts who have coaching experience at all levels—youth, high school, collegiate, professional, and international. The book is geared to every level of coaching. All aspects of lacrosse are covered: skill fundamentals, drills with diagrams, and schemes.”
Bob Shillinglaw-- University of Delaware Lacrosse Coach, Two-Time USILA Coach of the Year
“Coach Donovan and Coach Kaley have demonstrated again why they are two of the finest lacrosse tacticians around. Lacrosse Essentials is a very thorough presentation of each aspect of our game. It’s perfect for youth players and coaches. This book builds up from the fundamentals and brings you to the present-day sets for both defense and offense. I couldn’t find a better coaching aid anywhere!”
Greg Cannella-- University of Massachusetts Men’s Lacrosse Coach, 2006 USILA Coach of the Year
“At long last the lacrosse community has received a well-written guide. Coach Kaley and Coach Donovan are great ambassadors of our game.”
Dave Slafkosky-- United States Military Academy, University of Maryland Lacrosse Coach
“Lacrosse Essentials is an important addition to a limited library in our sport. Players, coaches, and fans at all levels will benefit from keeping this book nearby. Hats off to Jack and Rich for this easy-to-read chronicle of individual technique and team development.”
Dom Starsia--University of Virginia Lacrosse Coach