Lacrosse is often described as an X-Games type of sport: exciting, quick, and very cool. And now you're ready to play or coach it. Unlike football, where size and bulk can give you an edge on the competition, or basketball, where a height advantage can make you a star, lacrosse requires players to be fast and good with a stick, both of which are skills that you can cultivate with training and practice. In this comprehensive guide, journalist M. B. Roberts and longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Ron Modra cover all the fundamentals-from the basics of rules and gear to the finer points of technique and practice drills-for both male and female players. Follow this professional advice, and you'll be able to compete with the best. Book jacket.Modra, Ronald C. is the author of 'Lacrosse The Player's Handbook', published 2007 under ISBN 9781402741302 and ISBN 1402741308.