New York Lizards Blog

Lizards’ Lacrosse Shooting Tips: Quick Stick Edition

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A quick stick is an advanced lacrosse shooting technique in which a player catches a ball and throws it all in one motion without cradling. You will often see attackmen use it down by the crease. With a quick flip, the ball hits the back of the net before a goalie has even realized what happened.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

How to have the Fastest Lacrosse Shot in Your League

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s no accident New York Lizards Paul Rabil and Kyle Hartzell can shoot a ball faster than the wind whirls during a Category 2 Hurricane. The reason they both regularly win lacrosse fastest shot competitions is because of their top-notch techniques.

If your off-season goals include scoring more points next year, learn what these two all-stars do right in order to shoot as fast as 111 miles per hour.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Beginner Lacrosse Tips for Rookie Goaltenders

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Goaltenders are a special breed. All game long they must stand in the way of high-speed shots. If you are stepping in net for the first time, you’ll need a game plan. From the right equipment to proper form, these beginner lacrosse tips are designed to help you learn the position.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Lacrosse Fakes that Fool Defenders and Goalies alike

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Goal scoring isn’t always about power. The art of deception is equally important. Throughout New York Lizards games, you will see players use lacrosse fakes that give them an extra second or two to dodge past a defender or fire a shot at the goal. Many of these deadly fakes begin with a few basic movements you can easily learn to master.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

Major League Lacrosse Tips for Minor League Lax Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you watch Paul Rabil’s YouTube channel or attend lacrosse camps and clinics, you know by now there’s more to learn from Major League Lacrosse players than their stick tricks. If you are looking to elevate your game, these five simple pro tips will help you reach that next level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Training, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Stick Tricks that will even Impress your Mom

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

If you are an experienced lacrosse player, you likely know how to pass with your weak hand and maybe even shoot behind the back. But, that’s not all the fun you can have with your stick. You can also learn these professional lacrosse stick tricks that are guaranteed to impress your friends and family.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques

7 New York Lizards Approved Lacrosse Attack Tips

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse attack may be the most glamorous position in the game. Attackmen are at the center of the offensive action all game long. They pass, shoot, feed, dodge and chase loose balls. Masters of the position, like the New York Lizards’ Matt Gibson, rack up goal after goal and assist after assist through the mastery of seven fundamental lacrosse skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

A Long Stick Middie's Guide to the Lacrosse Face Off

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

A long stick midfielder (LSM) is the lacrosse equivalent of a utility player. Although they may not play every minute, they can be substituted into the game to play defense, offense or even to take a lacrosse face off.

While it may seem unorthodox at first, LSMs can and will face off against short stick midfielders during a game. This face off strategy is sometimes used because it has the potential to turn the tide of the game if approached in the right way.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Lacrosse Drills that Sharpen Players’ Passing Skills

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s easy to take catching and throwing for granted. However, these fundamentals lacrosse skills can get rusty without regular repetition. As a result, many teams frequently practice lacrosse drills that develop these core skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Goalie Drills: How to Develop Faster Feet and Hands

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

With a six-by-six foot cage, the game of lacrosse asks its goaltenders to cover a lot of territory. As middies and attackmen fire shots from all angles, a goalie’s reaction time is the real difference-maker. Since the fastest game on two feet is never in slow motion, any keeper can benefit from practicing these five simple lacrosse goalie drills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development