New York Lizards Blog

Wall Ball Exercises for Kids of all Ages

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 30, 2020 1:03:15 PM

As summer winds down, now is the perfect time to ramp up your individual lacrosse practice. Although there are a lot of ways to improve at America’s oldest sport, one of most highly recommended methods is wall ball exercises. Try them today. They are guaranteed to make you a more complete lacrosse player.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development, Off Season

How to Create a Safe and Winning Lizards Watch Party

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 17, 2020 4:40:29 PM

After a prolonged off-season, the ‘Zards are finally back in action! The New York Lizards 20th Anniversary season is ready to light up your television set. To get you in the spirit, we created a list of Lizards-approved tips to help make your watch party memorable.

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Topics: Games

Summer Lacrosse Games to Play with a Friend or Two

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 30, 2020 4:54:09 PM

Summertime is the perfect time to try out new lacrosse games with your friends. Outdoor activities, like wall ball for two or fiddlestick lacrosse, provide endless summer lacrosse fun that will keep your head in the game until fall ball.

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Topics: Player Development

Fast Facts about the Fresh Faces on the New York Lizards Roster

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 18, 2020 2:59:45 PM

‘Zards Nation has a whole lot to look forward to this season. After making many smart selections in the 2020 MLL draft, the New York Lizards roster is brimming with new talent ready to slither to the top of the league’s standings.

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Topics: Player Profiles

Creating Healthy Meals for Athletes is a Winning Strategy

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 29, 2020 4:58:07 PM

With school temporarily out of session, it’s easy to pick up unhealthy eating habits. However, lacrosse players especially need to be careful about the ‘quarantine 15.’ To make sure you stay in top form, consider these reasons why healthy meals for athletes should be a priority this off-season.

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Topics: Training, Player Development, Off Season

At Home Workouts for Kids who Miss Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 15, 2020 12:43:08 PM

Lacrosse is and always will be an excellent reason to exercise. Even though the youth lacrosse season is on hold, physical activity shouldn’t be postponed, too. Encourage your children to stay in shape by doing these at home workouts for kids.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Become an All-Star At-Home Lax Coach

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 30, 2020 4:57:27 PM

Lately, we’ve all been spending more time at home than usual. By now, you and your kids have probably grown bored of board games. As the weather improves, adding backyard lacrosse sessions to the daily mix can help everyone beat cabin fever. Learn how to be an at-home lax coach (even if you have no experience whatsoever).

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development, Off Season

Solo Lax Practice: Fun Ways to Improve on Your Own

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 17, 2020 3:45:28 PM

With local schools temporarily closed, youth lacrosse players have plenty of time to work on their game. Instead of playing video games or watching TV, why not set aside some time every day for solo lax practice? It will help you stay sharp for when lacrosse season resumes.

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Topics: Training, Player Development

Encourage Player Growth with this Athlete Development Model

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Of course, lacrosse is a joy to watch at the professional level, but most of its participants are young children across the country who may never score at a goal at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. But, there’s nothing wrong with that. For them, America’s oldest sport is a golden opportunity for athlete development and a whole lot of fun, too. If you coach youth lacrosse, learn a few quick tips for how to enhance your players’ experience.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

The Best Lacrosse Heads for Every Position

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 13, 2020 3:26:20 PM

Lacrosse heads come in many different shapes and sizes that have a purpose well beyond style. Features likes curves and hardness have specific benefits for specific positions. Before going stick shopping, learn all about the best lacrosse heads for attack, midfield, defense and goalie.

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Topics: Player Development