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How to Stay Fit after the Boys Lacrosse Season Ends

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Even though the boys lacrosse season is over, it doesn’t mean it’s time to eat potato chips and sit on the couch. Instead, build on last season’s momentum with a physical fitness program.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Lacrosse Sports Performance Secrets from the Pros

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

In a game as fast as lacrosse, you must be at the top of your game to make an impact on the field. To be the best, you need more than raw talent. Even the greatest professional lacrosse players work hard all year round to reach and maintain their peak form. If you are a youth lacrosse player shooting to become the next Paul Rabil, follow his lead in more than practicing wall ball. By learning these four sports performance secrets from the pros, you can be better positioned to reach all of your lacrosse goals.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

Outstanding Tips for In-Season Athletic Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have worked hard all winter to arrive at lacrosse tryouts in top form, it would be a waste to let your athletic training progress slip away during the season. If you would like to raise the level of your game, these five tips will help you get the most results from in-season workout programs.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Speed Training: Learn How to Outrun the Competition

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

In the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse teams always have the need for more speed. It’s what helps players blow past defenders and scoop more ground balls. However, this ability does not magically appear. It is typically developed through the repetition of regular workouts.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Coaching, Player Development

5 Tips for Working out in Cold Weather

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With tryouts approaching, the winter months are the prime time to get in shape. However, it is challenging to stay on course with a workout regime while battling frigid conditions. Whether your off-season training has been hampered by wind, rain, snow or simply a lack of desire, these five tips for working out will help put you back on track.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development, Off Season

Off-Season Lacrosse Training Program Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The off-season is the perfect opportunity to improve weaknesses and accentuate strengths with a lacrosse training program. But even with the best intentions, it’s very easy to go astray in your workout routine by making one of these common mistakes.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Workout Recovery 101: How to Treat Your Body Right

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that how hard you work in the gym impacts your performance on the lacrosse field, but it also matters how well you take care of your body afterwards. Following a workout recovery routine like this one will give your body the opportunity to heal and grow stronger than ever before.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

A Middie’s Guide to Essential Lacrosse Drills

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 3, 2016 1:42:00 PM

Midfield may just be the most physically demanding position in the game of lacrosse. Middies are at the center of the action all game long, running, scooping and dodging more than anyone else on the field. These essential players earn their playing time from frequent repetitions of midfield lacrosse drills that improve stickwork, shooting and agility.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Lacrosse Workouts: A Weekly Fitness Routine

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 1, 2016 11:27:12 AM

Lacrosse is not for the faint of heart. All game long, players chase the ball to every corner of a field, which is slightly longer than a football field. In a game where speed matters, athletes whose lacrosse workouts include a regular fitness routine will have a better chance of being first to the next groundball.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

How to Standout in Lacrosse Tryouts

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

To defeat the competition in lacrosse tryouts, you must first win the off-season. By regularly performing skills, cardio and weight training, you will be prepared to wear your school’s jersey with pride.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development, Off Season