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The sport’s best instruction from the sport’s top coach!
In Winning Women’s Lacrosse, renowned coach Kelly Amonte Hiller shares the expertise that has developed some of the game’s premier players, and have made her team a perennial powerhouse on the national scene.
Winning Women’s Lacrosse covers it all. Through expert instruction, coaching tips, and one-of-a-kind insights into the sport, you’ll learn to
develop the individual offensive and defensive skills of the game,
master the specialty skills of field players and goalkeepers,
train like a champion with sport-specific conditioning drills,
sharpen individual and team execution with situational drills, and
maximize potential by making the most out of practice time.
Whether you’re a player or a coach, Winning Women’s Lacrosse will prepare you for success at every level. Let it be your guide to championship play.
Part I Individual Skills
Chapter 1. Profile of a Successful Player
Chapter 2. Developing Essential Skills
Chapter 3. Developing Offensive Skills
Chapter 4. Developing Defensive Skills
Part II Team Play
Chapter 5. Team Attacking
Chapter 6. Team Defense
Chapter 7. Team Breaks and Transitions
Part III Specialty Skills
Chapter 8. Field Players
Chapter 9. Goalkeepers
Part IV Mastering the Game
Chapter 10. Situational Drills
Chapter 11. Stick Tricks
Chapter 12. Conditioning Drills
Chapter 13. Maximizing Practice Time
Kelly Amonte Hiller has served as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Northwestern University since 2001. During her time at Northwestern, Amonte Hiller has transformed a club level team into an NCAA Division 1 dynasty. In 2012, her team won the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships for the seventh time in eight seasons, with eight consecutive appearances in the NCAA title game in that time frame. Since the 2004 season, Amonte Hiller has amassed an overall record of 183-12 (.938) and is 32-2 in the NCAA tournament as a coach. Along the way, Northwestern has won eight American Lacrosse Conference titles, produced the nation's Tewaaraton Award winner in six different seasons and featured 37 IWLCA All-Americans. Amonte Hiller was named American Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Before joining the coaching staff at Northwestern University, Amonte Hiller was an assistant coach at Brown, Umass, and Boston University.
Amonte Hiller played college lacrosse for the University of Maryland where she won two national championships as a player, was a four-time All-American standout, and won back to back IWLCA National Player of the Year honors. In October 2012, she will be inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame for her performance as a player at Maryland. She was also named the 1996 ACC Female Athlete of the Year. After her college career, Kelly played for the U.S. national team, where she was a member of the 1997 and 2001 World Cup championship teams.
"Kelly Amonte Hiller is a winner and has proven techniques for developing championship-caliber players. In Winning Women's Lacrosse, Kelly demonstrates her innovative approach to coaching while providing players with the tools to compete at the highest level."
Women's Lacrosse Head Coach for Navy
“Kelly Amonte Hiller's innovative style of coaching is on a level above and beyond that of the competition. In Winning Women's Lacrosse, Amonte Hiller provides you with the perfect tools to elevate every aspect of your game.”