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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

7 Sports Performance Secrets of the Pros

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The best lacrosse players are always looking for ways to get better. Even off-the-field, they work hard to improve their sports performance, so they can earn more playing time. Whether it’s eating a balanced diet or doing conditioning exercises, there are several important actions every athlete must take in order to perform in top shape.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

5 Fast Tips for How to Score on a Lax Goalie

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In lacrosse, scoring goals is an art that attackmen and midfielders must work to perfect. You must have more skills in your toolbox than the fastest shot if you want to beat lax goalies on the regular. From accuracy to shooting strategy, these tips on how to find the back of the net will help you step up your game.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to Play Lacrosse: Riding Techniques for Attackmen

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

After the offensive team loses possession of the ball, attackmen must quickly switch gears to playing defense. As the goalie and his supporting cast try to move the ball across midfield, it’s the attack’s job to stop them. Any offensive player who wants to know how to play lacrosse on an advanced level needs to learn how to ride the defense.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

A Local Fan’s Guide to the College Men's Lacrosse Season

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It may be cold outside, but the good news is that the college men’s lacrosse season will start in less than two months. With games set to take place across Long Island, the spring is a fantastic opportunity to watch lacrosse live in action.

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Topics: Games, Events, Off Season

Boys' High School Lacrosse Rules Updated for 2018

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The National Federation of State High School Associations Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recently revised its officiating guidelines and points of emphasis for the 2018 season. From stick specifications to mouth guards, these rule changes aim to improve play and enhance safety.

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Topics: Player Development