For Coaches

Updated Sunday May 15, 2016 by Gloucester Minor Lacrosse Association.

Skilled coaches are a vital resource for the association. The GLA encourages you to get involved with coaching at any level, whether in House League or Competitive levels.

 

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (www.lacrosse.ca) offers many coaching tips and is in the process of creating a coaching online program. The Ontario Lacrosse Association (www.ontariolacrosse.com) also offers excellent tips in team building and focusing on player development.

Coaching Materials

Coaching Books

There are a number of valuable coaching books on the market. However, be sure to distinguish between Box and Field lacrosse books. Box and Field lacrosse use very different strategies and approaches. As a general rule of thumb, Canadian books will address Box lacrosse and American books will refer to Field lacrosse.

Jim Hinkson is a Canadian author from Whitby, Ontario, one of the great Canadian lacrosse hotbeds. Hinkson’s books on lacrosse are a great start for anyone looking to understand the game.

Below is a short list of books that we can recommend:

Box Lacrosse

  • Lacrosse For Dummies, by Jim Hinkson
  • Lacrosse Fundamentals: Third Edition, by Jim Hinkson
  • Box Lacrosse: The Fastest Game on Two Feet, by Jim. Hinkson
  • Lacrosse Team Strategies, by Jim Hinkson
  • Lacrosse Fundamentals, by Jim Hinkson

Lacrosse Drills & Practice Plans.pdf
Lacrosse Tryout Secrets.pdf
Coach Survival Guide.pdf