New York Lizards Blog

A New Coach’s Guide to Formations in a Lacrosse Playbook

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you are new to coaching the game, you probably have more than a few questions about how to set up an effective lacrosse offense. Like basketball, there are several recommended formations that are used in different game situations. From the 1-4-1 to the 3-3, these are five common offensive sets your lacrosse playbook must have.

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Topics: Coaching

Team USA Lacrosse to Vie for World Championship in Israel

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Team USA Lacrosse is ready to take on the world in Israel this summer. In mid-July, the best American lacrosse players will compete against 47 other nations for a shot to call themselves the best of the best. With support from New York Lizards stars, like Paul Rabil, Team USA is embarking on a quest for gold!

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Topics: Insider, Games

Mid-Season Lizards Lacrosse News you Might have Missed

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Seven games into the season, the Lizards are within striking distance of the league-leading Dallas Rattlers. With a record of 3-4, the ‘Zards are counting on a strong second half to make up ground in the Major League Lacrosse standings. As the game’s best begin to battle for playoff spots, catch up on New York lacrosse news.

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Topics: Games

A Lax Player's Guide to Winning Summer Vacation

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Summer vacation is the perfect time to retool your lacrosse game. Lax players who work hard through the dog days of August are the ones who gain a leg up on the competition. If you want to earn more playing time next season, consider this list of dos and don’ts your essential summer reading.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development, Off Season

Man-Up: How to Capitalize on Lacrosse Penalties

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Like in hockey, penalty play is a critical part of the game of lacrosse. The brief man-advantage offers some of the game’s best scoring opportunities. More often than not, the team that capitalizes most on lacrosse penalties emerges victorious.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Tricks Pro Lacrosse Middies use to Score More Goals

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Pro lacrosse middies are able to beat goalies on the regular, because they have perfected fundamental skills. From getting open to downhill dodging, the New York Lizards are revealing a few tricks from the professional playbook.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

The Road to the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Championship

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards are thirsty to drink from the Steinfeld Cup again. Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell, Will Manny and company are dodging, cradling and shooting their way towards another Major League Lacrosse championship. But first, they have these nine games to win.

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Topics: Games

Drew Adams Leads the ‘Zards from Between the Pipes

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

New York Lizards veteran goaltender Drew Adams has saved more than 1,500 shots in his nearly 10 Major League Lacrosse seasons. He has been a driving force behind the team’s success, including the ‘Zards 2015 league title. Adams’ consistent play has earned him respect and accolades throughout the lacrosse world.

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Topics: Player Profiles

How to Improve Lacrosse Footwork in 3 Steps

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the fastest game on two feet, quickness and agility can be a real difference-maker. In order to stay ahead of the competition, athletes typically work all year round to improve their footwork. If you would like to make yourself a more complete player, try practicing one or all of these lacrosse footwork drills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Brendan Fowler Follows in the Footsteps of the 'Beast'

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Your 2018 New York Lizards have a new look at the face-off X. On April 21, Brendan Fowler debuted in the crucial role of face-off specialist after the recent retirement of Greg “Beast” Gurenlian. The 26-year-old Long Island native filled some pretty big shoes on game day.

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Topics: Player Profiles