New York Lizards Blog

Brendan Fowler Follows in the Footsteps of the 'Beast'

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Your 2018 New York Lizards have a new look at the face-off X. On April 21, Brendan Fowler will debut in the crucial role of face-off specialist after the recent retirement of Greg “Beast” Gurenlian. The 26-year-old Long Island native is prepared to fill some pretty big shoes on game day.

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Topics: Player Profiles

The 2018 New York Lizards Lacrosse Season at a Glance

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

After a long off-season, the New York Lizards lacrosse season is finally here. The ‘Zards have seven home games scheduled for fans to enjoy in 2018. From the end of April through the beginning of August, Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium will be alive with the sights and sounds of professional lacrosse.

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Topics: Games

5 Lacrosse Stick Checks every Player needs to know

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the high-scoring game of lacrosse, defense often makes the difference. The most successful teams and players have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of lacrosse stick checks. These five easy-to-understand moves will help you play at your best at any level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Who's Who on the 2018 New York Lizards Roster

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With the Major League Lacrosse season set to begin, the ‘Zards are the team to beat. The 2018 New York Lizards roster is stacked with some of the sport’s biggest names. From Drew Adams between the pipes to Rob Pannell on the attack, 2018 could be the year the Lizards hoist another championship cup.

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Topics: Games

A Sports Fan's Guide to Winning Lacrosse Tailgates

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A New York Lizards game is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a tailgate with friends and family. It’s a wonderful atmosphere where sports fans of all ages arrive early to eat, drink and talk lax before game time.

If you are planning on going to Shuart Stadium this season, why not make a day of it? The ‘Zards list of tailgating tips will get you started (charcoal not included).

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Topics: Games

A Mom's Guide to Surviving the Youth Lacrosse Season

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You already have all the lacrosse season essentials, like your child’s helmet and shoulder pads, but are you really ready for game time?

Just like your son or daughter works hard at preseason practices, moms must plan ahead to survive the next few months of feverish activity.

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Topics: Insider

How to make an Unforgettable Impression at Lacrosse Tryouts

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been waiting all year for lacrosse tryouts. You’ve been doing everything from wall ball to wind sprints to prepare. Now that the time has finally arrived, here are a few final suggestions to help you create an unforgettable impression.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

4 Winning Qualities of a Lacrosse Team Captain

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Paul Rabil’s world-renowned lacrosse skills help the New York Lizards score goals, but it’s actually his leadership abilities that propel the squad to victory. Just like #99, lacrosse team captains can make their teammates better by practicing these four winning qualities.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Practice Drills that help your Team Win Games

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Whether you are new to coaching or are an experienced veteran, you can always benefit from having a few more lacrosse practice drills in your bag of tricks. These five lax exercises are an excellent way to help players improve in a fun atmosphere.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Lax Team Building Exercises every Squad must try

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As a coach, one of your jobs is to help build a cohesive unit of players that functions together as one. By strengthening your lax team’s bonds, you may not only win more games, but you will also improve young athletes’ personal development. Any youth lacrosse coach can accomplish these important goals with a few simple team building activities.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development