Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if youve 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. Youll 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 responsibilitiesGet a handle on rules and termsPlan and execute practicesTeach basic lacrosse skillsIdentify players strengths and weaknessesJuggle the dual roles of coach and parentDevelop a lacrosse coaching philosophyMotivate all of your playersMake practice and skill-building funUnderstand the league your coachingMake sure your team has all the right equipmentTake different approaches to coaching girls and boysAssign players to positionsMotivate players on game dayIts a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Make yourself the perfect somebody with a little help from Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies.