New York Lizards Blog

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

Old but Reliable Lacrosse Drills for Youth Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Great lacrosse players are built on the development of fundamental skills, like scooping, catching and shooting. While it may be popular to hire personal lacrosse trainers or buy expensive equipment, there are many tried-and-true lacrosse drills for youth players that still develop great results.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

How to Improve your Lacrosse Short Stick’s Performance

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A lacrosse short stick is a fine instrument, which requires care and attention to reach peak performance. In order to maintain it, professional players constantly fiddle with everything from the shooting strings to the tape on the shaft. Learning these simple stick fixes is a terrific way to improve basic lacrosse motions, like catching, throwing, shooting and cradling.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

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