New York Lizards Blog

Lax Apps that Teach and Entertain Players and Coaches Alike

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

To master the sport of lacrosse, players and coaches must become students of the game, not just on the field, but off it, too. From watching New York Lizards games to reading educational books, you can find opportunities to learn about lacrosse everywhere, even right on your phone. When you have some downtime, pick up your cell and try one of these hot new apps.

You never know. You just might learn a thing or two.

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Topics: Insider, Coaching, Player Development

Massive Lacrosse Growth Predicted Far into the Next Decade

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 24, 2020 2:21:26 PM

America’s oldest game just might be the one with the brightest future. In the next decade, insiders predict massive lacrosse growth in the youth, collegiate and professional ranks.

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Topics: Insider

The New York Lizards Lacrosse Trivia Game

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

America’s oldest sport, lacrosse, is full of folklore and fascinating facts. From the first bloody contests to today’s pro game, there’s a lot of lacrosse trivia even the most die-hard fans do not know. Whether you are a seasoned lax rat, a dedicated sports parent or a novice coach, these 15 questions will put your lacrosse knowledge to the test.

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Topics: Insider

Could Change be Coming to Lacrosse Face Off Rules?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The lacrosse face off, one of the signature elements of the game, may soon undergo a facelift on the international stage. One of the sport’s largest governing bodies is now considering making changes to the rules of the draw, causing some push back from lacrosse purists.

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Topics: Insider

National High School Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes for 2020

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Over the summer, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced 10 new boys lacrosse rules that will take effect next season. These new rule book revisions aim to make the fastest game on two feet safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

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Topics: Insider, Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Games

Rob Pannell Vlogs you Need to Watch Right Now

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that the New York Lizards’ all-star attackman Rob Pannell is a joy to watch on the lacrosse field. But, did you know that he is nasty with the video camera, too? In between Major League Lacrosse games, RP3 drops knowledge on his YouTube channel.

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Topics: Insider, Games

3 Keys to Watching (and Enjoying) Youth Lacrosse Games

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse games are played at high speeds. If you are new to the sport, it can be tough to understand exactly what is going on. To really enjoy the action, there are a few things you should learn before attending your next youth game.

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Topics: Insider, Games

5 Lacrosse Books every Athlete must Read

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse is a unique game with a rich history. Through the years, American authors have documented the sport’s combination of tradition and competition. If you are looking for a good read this winter, these five lacrosse books are real page-turners.

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Topics: Insider, Player Development

2019 Boys Youth Lacrosse Rules Changes

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With lax season just a few short months away, the sport’s national governing body has released updated youth lacrosse rules for levels of play 14U and younger. The 2019 changes include a new penalty for body checks that “target” a player and a clarification of the classic warding off move.

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Topics: Insider, Off Season

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