Our Favorite Lacrosse Books!!
Here are our picks for the best lacrosse books that will help improve your son’s lacrosse skills and/or help to improve your lacrosse team’s performance. They are our favorite lacrosse instructional books and, in our opinion, are the best lacrosse books at teaching basic & advanced lacrosse fundamentals. At no extra cost to you, we make a small commission if you buy products via the links below. Your purchase helps keep this website free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!
If you are looking for books on girls lacrosse, please visit our Girls Lacrosse Books section.
Instructional Books for Lacrosse Players
- Men’s Lacrosse – This 5 star lacrosse book details a wide variety of individual lacrosse techniques, team concepts, drills, etc.
- Sports Illustrated Lacrosse: Fundamentals for Winning – This popular lacrosse book looks at essential stick skills, individual defense skills, offensive formations, man down defenses, etc.
- Lacrosse Essentials – This lacrosse book provides instruction on passing, catching, shooting, riding, clearing, goalie play and much more.
- Lacrosse for Dummies – This books breaks down many lacrosse fundamentals and techniques into simple & easy to understand explanations. Very useful for lacrosse novices.
- Lacrosse Fundamentals – This lacrosse book looks at individual skills such as “passing, catching, cradling, and checking” as well as skills needed for improved overall team performance.
- Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition – Outstanding lacrosse book by Dave Pietramala, the head coach for the John Hopkins men’s lacrosse team.
- Thinking Inside the Crease: The Mental Secrets to Becoming a Dominant Lacrosse Goalie – This great lacrosse book is for lacrosse goalies. It looks at the mental & physical skills needed to become a superior lacrosse goalie.
Instructional Books for Beginning Lacrosse Coaches – These books are perfect for beginning lacrosse coaches as well as lacrosse parents who want to teach more advanced lacrosse concepts to their children.
- The Beast In The Crease: A Lacrosse Goalie’s Guidebook
- Confident Coach’s Guide to Teaching Lacrosse: From Basic Fundamentals To Advanced Player Skills And Team Strategies
- Carl Runk’s Coaching Lacrosse: Strategies, Drills, & Plays from an NCAA Tournament Winning Coach’s Playbook
- Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies
- Coaching Boys’ Lacrosse: A Baffled Parent’s Guide
Books for Developing a Better Athlete – To be a great lacrosse player, you need strong stick skills AND superior athletic skills.
- Complete Conditioning for Lacrosse – This book examines exercises that can improve the strength & conditioning needed for superior lacrosse performance.
- Conditioning Young Athletes – This 5 star book provides information on how to improve a young athlete’s “coordination, flexibility, speed, strength, and endurance”.
- Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete
- Fueling Young Athletes – To be an elite athlete means eating right… not tons of potato chips! This 5 star book looks at “the nutrition needs of young athletes” and “how healthier meals and snacks can equate to improved performance while still being convenient and appetizing”.
- The Guide to Improving Performance in Youth Athletes: Training, Nutrition, and Injury Prevention for Ages 12+
- Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness
- Ultimate Speed & Agility: Drills & Techniques for Athleticism
- Youth Strength Training: Programs for Health, Fitness and Sport
College Lacrosse Recruiting Books – The goal for many elite high school lacrosse players is to play lacrosse in college. These books provide recruiting tips and step-by-step plans on how to be discovered by college coaches.
- The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents
- College Recruiting Hacked: Your Path To Becoming A College Athlete
- 11 Strategies to Mastering the College Athletic Recruiting Process
- Put Me In, Coach: A Parent’s Guide to Winning the Game of College Recruiting
Fiction Books for Lacrosse Players – These lacrosse books make great Christmas & birthday gifts. They are also perfect for getting reluctant younger readers to read a little more. 🙂
- Head Case Lacrosse Goalie – “Fifth grader Max Speyer has been chosen to be the starting goalie for the local youth lacrosse league. Because he is younger and smaller than the team’s other goalie, he lacks the confidence he needs to beat his archrival, Snake Eyes”.
- Jake Jennings: Lacrosse Goalie – “Jake Jennings has lots of funny stories to tell about the struggle for survival at the bottom of the family food chain. He has been watching his two older brother live, eat, breathe, and, above all, play lacrosse ever since he can remember. Finally, after years on the sidelines (except when being used for target practice in backyard games), his time to shine has come”
- Lacrosse Attack – “Peter made the varsity lacrosse team, just like his best friends said he would. In fact, the coach thinks he’s one of the best on the team. But Hurley Johnson, the team’s captain, doesn’t want Peter to take his spot. He’ll stop at nothing to make Peter quit”.
- Lacrosse Face-Off – “Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his unathletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them”.
- Lacrosse Firestorm – “It’s early summer, and things are really heating up between Garry Wallis, star of Lacrosse Face-Off, and his nemesis, Michael Donofrio. At the end of last season, Garry sabotaged Michael’s chances of becoming the league’s top scorer. Now Michael is taking his revenge”.