New York Lizards Blog

A Local Fan’s Guide to the College Men's Lacrosse Season

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It may be cold outside, but the good news is that the college men’s lacrosse season will start in less than two months. With games set to take place across Long Island, the spring is a fantastic opportunity to watch lacrosse live in action.

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Topics: Games, Events, Off Season

Boys' High School Lacrosse Rules Updated for 2018

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The National Federation of State High School Associations Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recently revised its officiating guidelines and points of emphasis for the 2018 season. From stick specifications to mouth guards, these rule changes aim to improve play and enhance safety.

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Topics: Player Development

How to Achieve your Fitness Goals in the New Year

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you play lacrosse, the start of a New Year is a good time to evaluate your off-season workout routine and set new fitness goals. With roughly two months until the first day of high school lax tryouts, the work you do in January could set the tone for the entire season.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning

The Best Lacrosse Podcasts to Stream Right Now

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for another way to learn the latest about America’s oldest sport, lacrosse podcasts could be your ticket. There are many lax-themed programs you can listen to for free.

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Topics: Insider

The Coolest Winter Workout Trends for Lacrosse Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There may be snow on the ground, but that’s no reason to stop off-season training. If the cold weather has broken your rhythm, try spicing up your routine with the latest winter workout trends.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning

3 New York Lizards Stars Voted into the MLL Top 25

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

At the end of the 2017 season, Lax Sports Network polled every Major League Lacrosse player to find out exactly who deserved to be named to the MLL Top 25. Three ‘Zards — Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell and Will Manny — were chosen by their colleagues as some of the league’s brightest stars.

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Topics: Player Profiles

Local Lacrosse Coaches Enshrined in the Hall of Fame

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Throughout the history of the sport, lacrosse coaches have been pivotal players in the development of young athletes. From high school to college, they have taught the fundamentals, led their squads to championships and so much more. While many of these local heroes go largely unrecognized, there are a few who have received the sport’s ultimate honor, induction into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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Topics: Coaching

Paul Rabil Foundation to Host Holiday Dyslexia Benefit

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards’ Paul Rabil will host his charity’s second annual New York City holiday fundraiser on December 7, 2017. The Paul Rabil Foundation is dedicated to helping children with learning differences by creating programs and partnerships through sport and scholarship. To date, the foundation has raised more than $575,000 and funded over 90 scholarships.

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Topics: Player Profiles

Epic Long Island High School Lacrosse Rivalries

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In Long Island high school lacrosse, there are those classic match-ups that stand out on the calendar ever year. Garden City vs. Manhasset. Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s. Ward Melville vs. West Islip. Regardless of the standings, these contests are always one of the season’s biggest highlights.

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Topics: Insider

New Women's Pro Lacrosse League to Launch in 2018

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League will play its inaugural season next summer. With franchises in New York, New England, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Upstate New York, the new women’s pro lacrosse league pledges to provide an athlete-first approach to all its affairs.

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Topics: Insider