The Ultimate Guide to Youth Lacrosse is designed for players, parents and coaches at the youth level. All the fundamental aspects of the game are covered at each position. This project was developed to help foster the continuing growth of lacrosse by providing a learning tool to supplement regular practices and games. Young players are encouraged to watch this DVD with their parents and on their own and study the details of the presentation. Studies prove what we already know to be true – video is a very powerful method of teaching and learning physical skills. Kids learn by watching and imitating and, while they need practice to hone these skills, it is a great advantage to be able to be able to assimilate information while quiet, relaxed and focused.
This is also a guide for parents and parent coaches. Lacrosse is growing rapidly and many are new to the game. Parents need to be able to understand the basics in order to encourage their kids and relate to them about the sport they are falling in love with. Kids love it when they can perform for their parents and have them really appreciate what they are working so hard at. Likewise, many parents are volunteering to coach who didn’t play the game themselves. These parents quite often make great coaches, they just need a little help with some of the finer points and a list of drills and plays to work on.
There is nothing better than being part of a quality organization with a powerful positive message. Every player, parent and coach can do their part to uphold this tradition by committing themselves to improving their individual skills and knowledge.