New York Lizards Blog

3 Tips and Tricks for Getting Open on a Lacrosse Field

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

There’s more to scoring goals than having wicked shooting skills. How well you play off-the-ball on the lacrosse field may make just as big a difference. If you have ever been caught flatfooted (and we know you have), you will benefit from these three lax tips and tricks.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

How Youth Lacrosse Coaches can better Manage Sports Parents

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s a challenge every youth lacrosse coach faces: how to deal with unhappy sports parents. Whether the issue is playing time or a losing season, new coaches must develop a strategy to effectively manage these important relationships.

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Topics: Coaching

Joe Walters Takes New York by Storm

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

Could Joe Walters, the Lizards’ big off-season catch, be the right man to lead New York’s late-season push to the playoffs?

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Topics: Player Profiles

MLL Lacrosse: How it Started and Where it’s Going

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

Major League Lacrosse is the brainchild of Jake Steinfeld, the creator of the Body By Jake line of exercise equipment and videos. In 1998, he became inspired to create a professional outdoor lacrosse league after reading an article about the growing popularity of the sport. Steinfeld reached out to the article contributor, Dave Morrow who is president and CEO of Warrior Lacrosse.

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Topics: Insider

Must-See 2017 Lizards Lacrosse Videos

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards are a human highlight reel. ‘Zards, like Joe Walters and Rob Pannell, have scored in impossible situations, while Greg “Beast” Gurenlian and Paul Rabil both reached Hall of Fame-like career marks. It seems like the hits won’t stop coming in the 2017 season. You will have to see these lacrosse videos to believe them.

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Topics: Insider, Games

Famous Lacrosse Players Speaking Words of Wisdom

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Paul Rabil once said: “character is what you do when no one is watching.” He could have been talking about wall ball, but it’s even more likely the quote has deeper meaning. Throughout its history, lacrosse players and coaches have offered up pearls of wisdom about life, competition and youth development. From Dave Pietramala to Ned Crotty to Jim Brown, these top-shelf lacrosse quotes are worth reading and remembering.

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Topics: Insider

Fascinatingly Fun Lacrosse Facts you Never Knew

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Everybody knows lacrosse is America’s oldest sport, but did you know Native American contests included anywhere from 100 to 100,000 players at any one time? Throughout the game’s storied history, there are loads of interesting lacrosse facts worth learning.

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Topics: Insider

Lizards’ Lacrosse Shooting Tips: Quick Stick Edition

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A quick stick is an advanced lacrosse shooting technique in which a player catches a ball and throws it all in one motion without cradling. You will often see attackmen use it down by the crease. With a quick flip, the ball hits the back of the net before a goalie has even realized what happened.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

The Pros and Cons of Personal Lacrosse Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With competition at an all-time high, many young athletes are signing up for extra help from high school, college and pro lacrosse stars. While more practice always helps, there may be some downside to this new trend. As the off-season begins, use this list of pros and cons to help you decide if personal lacrosse training is right for you.

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Topics: Player Development

How to have the Fastest Lacrosse Shot in Your League

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s no accident New York Lizards Paul Rabil and Kyle Hartzell can shoot a ball faster than the wind whirls during a Category 2 Hurricane. The reason they both regularly win lacrosse fastest shot competitions is because of their top-notch techniques.

If your off-season goals include scoring more points next year, learn what these two all-stars do right in order to shoot as fast as 111 miles per hour.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development