Lacrosse 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.

Lacrosse for Dummies

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

Field Lacrosse

  • The Lacrosse Training Bible: The Complete Guide for Men and Women, by Vincent Perez-Mazzola
  • The Confident Coach’s Guide to Teaching Lacrosse: From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Player Skills and Team Strategies, by Daniel Morris and Michael Morri
  • Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, by Neil A. Grauer, David G. Pietramala, and James T. Van Rensselaer
  • Lacrosse for Girls and Women, by Anne Lee Delano
  • Sports Illustrated Lacrosse, Second Edition: Fundamentals for Winning, by David Urick


  • Lacrosse: Official Athletic College Workbook, by Charlie W. Kadupski
  • The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse, by Robert G. Price and Maryanne Haselow-Duli

About the Game

Lacrosse: A History of the Game

  • Lacrosse: A History of the Game, by Donald M. Fisher
  • Lacrosse Legends of the First Americans, by Thomas, Jr. Vennum
  • American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War, by Thomas Vennum
  • Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless, by Wendy A. Lewis
  • Indoor Lacrosse: The Story of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, by Jim Huelskamp
  • Weekend Warriors: Men of the National Lacrosse League, by Jack McDermott