New York Lizards Blog

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

How to Standout in Tryouts: Cardio Circuit Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 23, 2016 2:33:46 PM

During the off-season, it’s easy for workout routines to stagnate. If your program is becoming monotonous, a dose of cardio circuit training can do wonders for the body, mind and spirit.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development, Off Season

How to Standout in Tryouts: Weight Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 18, 2016 2:35:54 PM

Lacrosse, a high-contact, high-speed game, is a sport best played by the strong and quick. In high school and college, off-season workouts contain as much weight lifting as conditioning. By beginning a weight training routine today, athletes gain a better shot of out-muscling the competition during tryouts.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development, Off Season

Lacrosse Tryouts: Prepare Today to Succeed Tomorrow

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 27, 2016 4:00:12 PM

With lacrosse tryouts right around the corner, it’s time to get your game in high gear. Whether you decide to jog every day or play a few hours of wall ball, what you do now will influence how you perform later.

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

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Rising Lacrosse Stars

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

January 1 is the perfect day to reevaluate your off-season training regime. With only two months until high school tryouts begin, a renewed focus on developing core skills promises to put you in a good position on day one. New Year's resolutions are an excellent way for young players to motivate themselves. Whether you are first-string or third-string, building or strengthening skills during the winter months will enable you to report to practice in top form.

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