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Famous Lacrosse Players: Celebrities Who Grew Up Playing Lax

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 30, 2020 2:46:10 PM

We all know Dylan Molloy, Mark Ellis and many of the other famous lacrosse players on the New York Lizards’ roster. But you probably didn’t know about the actors, musicians, broadcasters, politicians and prominent sports figures who love lax, too. From Steve Carrell to Dave Grohl to Bill Belichick, these seven bold-faced names played the game of lacrosse long before they were famous.

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Topics: Player Profiles, Off Season

After School Lacrosse Games to Play with Friends

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Although it will be a few months before the school lacrosse season starts again, there are still other ways to play the game of lacrosse with your friends after school. From pick-up games to egg tosses, enjoy these after school lax activities with your buddies!

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

5 Ways to Master Your Lacrosse Skills This Fall

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM

From basic cradling to behind-the-back passing, lacrosse is a game of skill that doesn’t often come naturally. Lacrosse skills like these and many others require practice to master. If you have dreams of becoming a ‘Zard one day or you are just learning the game, our list of Lizards-approved lacrosse activities to follow will help you sharpen your skills this fall.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

The New York Lizards 2020 Lacrosse Season Recap

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 14, 2020 3:58:28 PM

Even the coronavirus couldn’t break up the New York Lizards 20th anniversary celebration this year. With proper safety protocols in place, Major League Lacrosse held its 2020 lacrosse season last month in Annapolis, Maryland. Dylan Molloy and the ‘Zards brought prime time excitement to viewers across the nation in five classic battles against the best in professional lacrosse.

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Topics: Games

Wall Ball Exercises for Kids of all Ages

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 30, 2020 1:03:15 PM

As summer winds down, now is the perfect time to ramp up your individual lacrosse practice. Although there are a lot of ways to improve at America’s oldest sport, one of most highly recommended methods is wall ball exercises. Try them today. They are guaranteed to make you a more complete lacrosse player.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development, Off Season

How to Create a Safe and Winning Lizards Watch Party

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 17, 2020 4:40:29 PM

After a prolonged off-season, the ‘Zards are finally back in action! The New York Lizards 20th Anniversary season is ready to light up your television set. To get you in the spirit, we created a list of Lizards-approved tips to help make your watch party memorable.

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Topics: Games

Summer Lacrosse Games to Play with a Friend or Two

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 30, 2020 4:54:09 PM

Summertime is the perfect time to try out new lacrosse games with your friends. Outdoor activities, like wall ball for two or fiddlestick lacrosse, provide endless summer lacrosse fun that will keep your head in the game until fall ball.

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Topics: Player Development

Fast Facts about the Fresh Faces on the New York Lizards Roster

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 18, 2020 2:59:45 PM

‘Zards Nation has a whole lot to look forward to this season. After making many smart selections in the 2020 MLL draft, the New York Lizards roster is brimming with new talent ready to slither to the top of the league’s standings.

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Topics: Player Profiles

Creating Healthy Meals for Athletes is a Winning Strategy

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 29, 2020 4:58:07 PM

With school temporarily out of session, it’s easy to pick up unhealthy eating habits. However, lacrosse players especially need to be careful about the ‘quarantine 15.’ To make sure you stay in top form, consider these reasons why healthy meals for athletes should be a priority this off-season.

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Topics: Training, Player Development, Off Season

At Home Workouts for Kids who Miss Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 15, 2020 12:43:08 PM

Lacrosse is and always will be an excellent reason to exercise. Even though the youth lacrosse season is on hold, physical activity shouldn’t be postponed, too. Encourage your children to stay in shape by doing these at home workouts for kids.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development