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.
Topics: Player Development
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.
Lacrosse is a unique game with a rich history. Through the years, American authors have documented the sport’s combination of tradition and competition. If you are looking for a good read this winter, these five lacrosse books are real page-turners.
Sports performance training is all about creating a positive state of mind. You might need a hard rock song to get the blood pumping. Or, you might need an upbeat tune to be able to stay positive even when your body is telling you to quit. Whatever your workout routine may be, this Lizards-approved playlist has all the inspiration you need.
You may have heard the famous saying, “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Although Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi had a point when he said it, there are many benefits of sports participation that extend far beyond the field. From improved physical fitness to networking opportunities, find out why playing lacrosse is a solid investment in your child’s future.
Topics: Player Development
US Lacrosse has approved new youth rules that will better protect goalies’ hearts. Beginning in 2021, lacrosse goalie chest protectors must meet new performance standards that are designed to prevent a hard shot from causing a rare type of heart attack.
If you have children who play lacrosse, you might have noticed boys and girls lax rules are not exactly the same. Although both games are derived from the Native American sport, they have many key differences that make them unique.
With lax season just a few short months away, the sport’s national governing body has released updated youth lacrosse rules for levels of play 14U and younger. The 2019 changes include a new penalty for body checks that “target” a player and a clarification of the classic warding off move.
With strong defense, the New York Lizards would never have won three Major League Lacrosse championships. New York’s long sticks don’t get beat often because of stellar defensive positioning. If you want to elevate your game, learn how to play lacrosse defense like a ‘Zard.
Since lacrosse is a very physical sport, there can be some pressure to “get big” even at an early age. Although strength does improve athletic performance, youth weight training is best approached with caution.