New York Lizards Blog

No Frills Exercises to Improve Youth Athletic Performance

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Professional lacrosse players are not just stick wizards. They have reached the highest level of America’s oldest sport, because they also can sprint like the wind, turn on a dime and jog for hours on end. If you want to play like Rob Pannell and the rest of the New York Lizards squad, work these seven basic youth athletic performance exercises into your weekly routine.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development, Off Season

5 Smart Sun Protection Tips for Playing Outdoor Sports

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With lax camps to attend and travel league games to play, youth lacrosse players are often out in the sun for multiple hours a day during the summer. To stay safe while playing outdoor sports, it’s important to take precautions that limit skin damage. Learn ways to protect your child’s skin this summer.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

Trick Lacrosse Shots even Amateur Athletes can do

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

As much as we stress working on the fundamentals, there’s nothing better than shooting around. After practice, in-between games and during the off-season, lacrosse players often get silly with the rock. Although seldom used during games, trick lacrosse shots can provide countless hours of fun on the practice field.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques

Rob Pannell Vlogs you Need to Watch Right Now

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that the New York Lizards’ all-star attackman Rob Pannell is a joy to watch on the lacrosse field. But, did you know that he is nasty with the video camera, too? In between Major League Lacrosse games, RP3 drops knowledge on his YouTube channel.

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Topics: Insider, Games

5 Rules of being a True Professional Lacrosse Fan

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Anyone who has ever been to Shuart Stadium has felt the presence of the slithering army of Zards Nation. All game long, these super fans rock the house like no other supporters in professional lacrosse. If you would like be a part of this exclusive club, you must be able to follow these five rules.

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Topics: Games

A Challenging Lacrosse Wall Ball Routine for Skilled Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you have dreams of playing for the New York Lizards, the reality is that you need to spend some serious time at the wall. Although catching and throwing over and over again may seem boring, lacrosse wall ball just might be the best way to practice individual skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to Show the Squad you’re a Die Hard Lizards Lacrosse Fan

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

New York Lizards lacrosse fans are the not-so-silent driving force behind the team’s success. They fill Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium game-in and game-out, screaming their lungs out at every play. The die-hards of ‘Zards Nation are really what makes every game a memorable event.

Whether you’re a high school lacrosse star, a youth coach or a lax parent, find out if you have what it takes to be considered a number one Lizards fan.

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Topics: Games

Don't Stop Playing Outdoor Lacrosse after the Season Ends

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

In some local communities, the high school lacrosse season has already ended. But, that’s no reason to put away your stick until next spring. As long as the sun is shining, you can play still outdoor lacrosse all summer long.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

Why a Lacrosse Net is an Awesome Addition to your Backyard

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

On Long Island, the lacrosse season knows no bounds. From Bethpage to Ward Melville, young players can be seen playing lax anywhere and everywhere, including their own backyards. Although a toss between friends is always fun, there’s nothing better than having a lacrosse net right in your own backyard.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

3 Keys to Watching (and Enjoying) Youth Lacrosse Games

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse games are played at high speeds. If you are new to the sport, it can be tough to understand exactly what is going on. To really enjoy the action, there are a few things you should learn before attending your next youth game.

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Topics: Insider, Games