New York Lizards Blog

2018 MLL Lacrosse Season in Review

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards gave fans a wild ride during the 2018 MLL lacrosse season. From opening night at Hofstra University to the playoff semi-finals in Dallas, the ‘Zards left it all on the field this year.

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Topics: Games

A Parent's Checklist for Starting a Youth Lacrosse Team

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

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America. It is a high-octane game of skill that teaches young athletes the value of hard-work and sportsmanship. As a result, parents across the country are starting new lacrosse teams. If you are thinking of joining this emerging trend, our checklist will help you reach your goal.

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Topics: Coaching

The Basics of Man-to-Man and Zone Defense in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse defense is about way more than the over-the-head check. To shut down your opponent, you need to be well-versed in fundamental formations, like the man-to-man and zone defenses. By learning these two basic strategies, you will have a better shot at winning more games.

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Topics: Player Development, Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching

How to use (and Defend) the Pick and Roll in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The pick and roll, which is one of the more popular and effective basketball plays, is also a great way to create more scoring chances for your lacrosse team.

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Topics: Player Development, Lacrosse Techniques

Pannell, Manny among Finalists for 2018 Major League Lacrosse Awards

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards playoff berth wasn’t the only big news this week. After breaking his own single-season scoring record, Rob Pannell is in the running for two 2018 Major League Lacrosse awards. Will Manny is also a finalist for sportsmanship of the year at the Second Annual MLL Honors ceremony to be held on championship weekend.

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Topics: Insider, Player Profiles

The Lizards Lacrosse Game every Fan must Catch

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

The New York Lizards last home game of 2018 is the can’t-miss Long Island lacrosse event of the season. It has a little something for everyone. Before the first face-off, kids can learn the game directly from Lizards lacrosse all-stars. Then, at 7 p.m. on August 4, the ‘Zards will take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks as they battle for a playoff berth.

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Topics: Games

Lacrosse Flow: The Top Hair Styles in the Game

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

In lacrosse, it’s important to look good both on and off the field. However, some players’ hairstyles take that ethos to the extreme. While it may look strange to outsiders, lacrosse flow is as much a part of the game as ground balls.

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Topics: Insider

5 New ‘Zards Picked in the 2018 MLL Draft of College Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The New York Lizards scored big in the 2018 MLL Draft. With five solid picks, the ‘Zards added college players from lacrosse powerhouses, like Johns Hopkins, Albany, Yale and Maryland.

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Topics: Player Profiles, Insider

Long Islander Joe LoCascio adds Spark to Lizards Midfield

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Joe LoCascio is one of the New York Lizards brightest emerging stars. In less than two years with the team, the 25-year-old Long Island native is already one of the squad’s top midfielders.

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Topics: Player Profiles

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