New York Lizards Blog

7 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 seven 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

Lacrosse Skills Drills that Improve your Weak Hand

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Nobody is born with all-star lacrosse skills. To be the best, many players spend hour after hour throwing the ball against the wall. Through this simple repetitive action, young athletes often gain a serious edge over the competition, the ability to play lacrosse both lefty and righty.

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Topics: Player Development

How Youth Coaches can make Lacrosse Competition Fun

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With practices to run and games to win, it’s easy for a youth lacrosse coach to forget about the importance of having fun. However, this common mistake can be easily corrected if you learn to recognize when and where it happens. To make the most of your coaching experience, follow these three steps to making lacrosse competition fun again.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Why the Fastest Game on Two Feet can't be Beat

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse is always fun to play, but that’s not the only reason to participate this spring. In practices and games, lacrosse consistently delivers on its promise of being the fastest game on two feet. If you are thinking about joining a local lax team, consider these three reasons why lacrosse is a young athlete’s dream.

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Topics: Player Development

Lacrosse Ground Ball Drills that Reinforce the Fundamentals

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Possession is nine-tenths of the game of lacrosse. Without it, your team has no shot of putting points on the board. To increase offensive opportunities, lacrosse teams across the country spend practice time emphasizing the fundamentals, like scooping. Whether you are a novice coach or a young athlete, these three lacrosse ground ball drills will help you win the all-important battle for possession.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development