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Master the skills of the fastest game on two feet!

by Sue Outlaw
(Champaign, IL)

Hall of fame coach offers championship-level advice

Champaign, IL-- According to the 2011 U.S. Lacrosse Participation Survey, more than 680,000 players participated in lacrosse on organized teams in 2011. That figure places lacrosse among the nation’s fastest-growing team sports of the past decade. As the number of colleges and high schools sponsoring lacrosse programs continues to increase, so will the need for current and complete information on coaching and playing what is often referred to as “the fastest game on two feet.”
In the forthcoming Men’s Lacrosse (Human Kinetics, May 2013), long-time University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC) head coach Don Zimmerman partners with Peter England, advanced team scout for the Johns Hopkins lacrosse program, to provide a comprehensive resource for coaches and intermediate through advanced men’s players seeking to refine their skills, apply new techniques, and compete at a higher level of play.
Through expert instruction, coaching tips, and insights into the game, readers will learn essential individual offensive and defensive skills and team strategies. Men’s Lacrosse includes over 25 drills for improving passing, shooting, catching, scooping, face-offs, and more. Advanced skills for all player positions (including goalkeeping) are also covered. High-level drills and plans for improving endurance, strength, and agility will help players develop the essential speed and quickness for playing at the highest levels.
Don Zimmerman has over 31
years of experience in coaching lacrosse and has been a Division I college head coach for over 25 years. Coach Zimmerman’s career has taken him to Princeton University, the University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), a position he has held since 1994.
Zimmerman is considered one of the preeminent teachers of the game and has taught lacrosse on four continents: North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. In 2002 he was honored with induction into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Zimmerman was named America East Conference Coach of the Year by his colleagues in both 2008 and 2009 and was the 2008 Coach of the Year in LaxPower men’s lacrosse Fan Awards. He achieved career win 200 in 2010 and is 10th among active coaches with 202 victories in 24 campaigns. Zimmerman lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Peter England was a member of Coach Zimmerman’s staff at John Hopkins University. Since 1991 he has been an advanced team scout for the Johns Hopkins lacrosse program, working with coaches Tony Seamon (1991-1998), John Haus (1999-2000), and Dave Pietramala (2001-present). England lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
To receive a complimentary review copy of Men’s Lacrosse upon its release on May 15th, please email sueo@hkusa.com or call Sue Outlaw at 217.403.7763.

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