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Lacrosse Coaching 401 (EDEX 276)

This course will not be offered after the Summer 2014 term.  Click here for more details.

Course Overview

3 Semester Hours of Credit

In Lacrosse Coaching 401, coaches will use instructional DVD's, a course textbook, and ancillary research to gain knowledge of the game and assimilate concepts instrumental to becoming a successful lacrosse coach. With guidance from a collection of some of the premier coaches in the sport, you will progress through topics such as "Developing a Philosophy," "Specialties: Man-Up & Man-Down," "Transition," "Planning Practice," and "Managing the Game." Please note: Although some information is universal, this course is specific to men's lacrosse.


Jim Berkman, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Salisbury University


Urick, David (2008). Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning. Lanham, MD: Time Inc.

Additional Resources

US Lacrosse –

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LaxPower –

Lacrosse Playground –

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Course Goals

After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the schemes and strategies used by premier lacrosse coaches.
    • Apply the specific schemes and strategies to a lacrosse program.
    • Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of specific ideas.
    • Understand the importance of adapting your system to the current state of lacrosse (i.e. Rule Changes, Personnel, etc.).
    • Develop a personal coaching philosophy.