New York Lizards Blog

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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The History of Lacrosse: From Baggataway to Today

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

The history of lacrosse stretches back well before the birth of America. Modern day lax is the descendant of a recreational activity invented by the Native Americans. Before Paul Rabil showed us all how to really shoot behind the back, indigenous tribes were playing lacrosse games that lasted for several days.

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Lizards Organization Gives Inside Scoop on MLL Playoffs and More

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 29, 2015 5:16:00 PM

With the clock ticking down to the opening faceoff of the 2015 MLL playoffs, we spoke with New York Lizards MIdfielder JoJo Marasco, CEO Jeffrey Rudnick and Defensive Coordinator Stephen Duffy to discuss all the angles of the Lizards first-round playoff game.

The Lizards first playoff faceoff against the Boston Cannons starts at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on August 1. You can still buy tickets here.

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