New York Lizards Blog

Lacrosse Dodging Drills that help you Beat more Defenders

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you watch a New York Lizards game, you will see players, like Rob Pannell and Paul Rabil, use signature moves to leave their defenders in the dust. From the split to the swim, these lacrosse dodges are something every youth player can add to their toolbox. If you are an attackman or midfielder, practicing these three lacrosse dodging drills will help you become a bigger offensive threat.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Should I Worry about Lacrosse Hits and other Safety Issues?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Despite its rough nature, lacrosse is a safe sport when played correctly. Today, the fastest game on two feet is more about finesse than anything else. With all the equipment available, players and parents should not fear even big lacrosse hits.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Student Athlete Tips for Balancing School and Sports

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

Student athletes have a lot on their plate. Between early morning practices and extra help classes, they must balance more activities than many of their classmates. Even though success both in the classroom and on the field requires hard work, it’s an achievable goal if you follow these tips.

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Topics: Player Development

Fundamental Youth Lacrosse Strategy Ground Rules

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

Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you are ready to learn about lacrosse strategy. Whether you play offense or defense, there are many basic sports principles at play in every game. From ball movement to footwork, these six youth lacrosse lessons are easier to pick up than a ground ball in traffic.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Sports Activities (Other than Lacrosse) to Play this Fall

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

It’s easy to get obsessed with a game as great as lacrosse, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore everything else. There are many sports activities you can play this fall that will improve your physical fitness.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

A Young Laxer’s Guide to Popular Lacrosse Mesh Options

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

Today, youth lacrosse players have endless options at their disposal when customizing a stick. From the shooting strings to the lacrosse mesh to the style of taping, every kid now has the chance to be their own stick doctor.

One of the most important choices you will make is the type of the material used in your lacrosse pocket. Players typically choose from the different options for a variety of reasons, including ball control and pocket consistency. Before you string your next stick, learn more about the pros and cons of each mesh type.

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Topics: Insider

Smart Back to School Lacrosse Workouts for Teens

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the first day of school approaching fast, now is the right time to jump back into a physical fitness routine. Since we know it can be difficult to get started, we have compiled these five Lizards-approved lacrosse workouts that will build your strength, speed, agility, power and endurance.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

12 New York Lizards Join USA Lacrosse Training Team

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In anticipation of the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, USA Lacrosse has announced its training team, which includes 12 current New York Lizards players. The 49-man squad will play together over Labor Day Weekend and again in October for the Team USA Fall Classic.

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Topics: Player Profiles, Off Season

Box Lacrosse vs. Field Lacrosse: A Closer Look

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse is an international sport, but its rules can vary depending on where you go. In the United States, kids of all ages play lacrosse on an outdoor field. However, box lacrosse players in Canada compete on a covered hockey rink. Although lax is essentially the same game all over the world, there are several significant differences worth noting.

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Topics: Insider

The Best of the Best 2017 NY Lizards Lacrosse Photos

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In game after game in 2017, NY Lizards lacrosse put on a show to remember. From high-flying shots to behind-the-back passes to over-the-head checks, we saw it all this year. Thankfully, all the action was documented in stunning photography.

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Topics: Games