New York Lizards Blog

Lacrosse Teaches Lifelong Lessons in Good Sportsmanship

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Youth lacrosse is about a whole lot more than who wins or loses the county championship. In practice and competition, athletes pick up important lessons in good sportsmanship that last a lifetime.

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Topics: Player Development

Major League Lacrosse Tips for Minor League Lax Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you watch Paul Rabil’s YouTube channel or attend lacrosse camps and clinics, you know by now there’s more to learn from Major League Lacrosse players than their stick tricks. If you are looking to elevate your game, these five simple pro tips will help you reach that next level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Training, Coaching, Player Development

Today's Lizards Stars who are Long Island Lacrosse Alums

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are few better places to grow up playing the game of lacrosse than Long Island. It is the home of many past, present and likely future lax legends. In fact, many key 2017 New York Lizards players began their illustrious careers playing in Long Island lacrosse games.

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Topics: Games, Player Profiles

Lacrosse Stick Tricks that will even Impress your Mom

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you are an experienced lacrosse player, you likely know how to pass with your weak hand and maybe even shoot behind the back. But, that’s not all the fun you can have with your stick. You can also learn these professional lacrosse stick tricks that are guaranteed to impress your friends and family.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques

Lacrosse Sports Performance Secrets from the Pros

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In a game as fast as lacrosse, you must be at the top of your game to make an impact on the field. To be the best, you need more than raw talent. Even the greatest professional lacrosse players work hard all year round to reach and maintain their peak form. If you are a youth lacrosse player shooting to become the next Paul Rabil, follow his lead in more than practicing wall ball. By learning these four sports performance secrets from the pros, you can be better positioned to reach all of your lacrosse goals.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

7 Major League Lacrosse Rules you Need to Know

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

From high school to college to the pros, the game of lacrosse has universal similarities but a few key differences. For instance, Major League Lacrosse is the only league that awards 2 points for long-distance goals. Before you watch Paul Rabil and the boys this year, brush up on the finer points of pro lacrosse rules.

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Topics: Games

A Local Lax Fan’s Guide to the 2017 NY Lizards Schedule

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Your New York Lizards are back in black and ready to rock Long Island! Perennial all-stars Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell, Greg “Beast” Gurenlian and others are set to shake, rattle and roll Hofstra University all spring and summer. As opening day approaches, check out this lacrosse fan’s guide to all the home match-ups on the 2017 NY Lizards schedule.

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Topics: Games

Professional Lacrosse Games are Full of Teachable Moments

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you play or coach youth lacrosse, a New York Lizards home game is the perfect opportunity to learn and have fun in one shot. While cheering on your favorite ‘Zards, you can also pick up pointers that will improve play at your next game.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development, Games

Outstanding Tips for In-Season Athletic Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have worked hard all winter to arrive at lacrosse tryouts in top form, it would be a waste to let your athletic training progress slip away during the season. If you would like to raise the level of your game, these five tips will help you get the most results from in-season workout programs.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Speed Training: Learn How to Outrun the Competition

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse teams always have the need for more speed. It’s what helps players blow past defenders and scoop more ground balls. However, this ability does not magically appear. It is typically developed through the repetition of regular workouts.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Coaching, Player Development