New York Lizards Blog

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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The Best Lacrosse Podcasts to Stream Right Now

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for another way to learn the latest about America’s oldest sport, lacrosse podcasts could be your ticket. There are many lax-themed programs you can listen to for free.

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Epic Long Island High School Lacrosse Rivalries

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

In Long Island high school lacrosse, there are those classic match-ups that stand out on the calendar ever year. Garden City vs. Manhasset. Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s. Ward Melville vs. West Islip. Regardless of the standings, these contests are always one of the season’s biggest highlights.

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New Women's Pro Lacrosse League to Launch in 2018

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League will play its inaugural season next summer. With franchises in New York, New England, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Upstate New York, the new women’s pro lacrosse league pledges to provide an athlete-first approach to all its affairs.

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A Young Laxer’s Guide to Popular Lacrosse Mesh Options

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Today, youth lacrosse players have endless options at their disposal when customizing a stick. From the shooting strings to the lacrosse mesh to the style of taping, every kid now has the chance to be their own stick doctor.

One of the most important choices you will make is the type of the material used in your lacrosse pocket. Players typically choose from the different options for a variety of reasons, including ball control and pocket consistency. Before you string your next stick, learn more about the pros and cons of each mesh type.

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Box Lacrosse vs. Field Lacrosse: A Closer Look

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

Lacrosse is an international sport, but its rules can vary depending on where you go. In the United States, kids of all ages play lacrosse on an outdoor field. However, box lacrosse players in Canada compete on a covered hockey rink. Although lax is essentially the same game all over the world, there are several significant differences worth noting.

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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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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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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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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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