New York Lizards Blog

The Basics of Man-to-Man and Zone Defense in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse defense is about way more than the over-the-head check. To shut down your opponent, you need to be well-versed in fundamental formations, like the man-to-man and zone defenses. By learning these two basic strategies, you will have a better shot at winning more games.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

How to use (and Defend) the Pick and Roll in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The pick and roll, which is one of the more popular and effective basketball plays, is also a great way to create more scoring chances for your lacrosse team.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Man-Up: How to Capitalize on Lacrosse Penalties

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Like in hockey, penalty play is a critical part of the game of lacrosse. The brief man-advantage offers some of the game’s best scoring opportunities. More often than not, the team that capitalizes most on lacrosse penalties emerges victorious.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Tricks Pro Lacrosse Middies use to Score More Goals

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Pro lacrosse middies are able to beat goalies on the regular, because they have perfected fundamental skills. From getting open to downhill dodging, the New York Lizards are revealing a few tricks from the professional playbook.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

5 Lacrosse Stick Checks every Player needs to know

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the high-scoring game of lacrosse, defense often makes the difference. The most successful teams and players have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of lacrosse stick checks. These five easy-to-understand moves will help you play at your best at any level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to make an Unforgettable Impression at Lacrosse Tryouts

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been waiting all year for lacrosse tryouts. You’ve been doing everything from wall ball to wind sprints to prepare. Now that the time has finally arrived, here are a few final suggestions to help you create an unforgettable impression.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

5 Fast Tips for How to Score on a Lax Goalie

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In lacrosse, scoring goals is an art that attackmen and midfielders must work to perfect. You must have more skills in your toolbox than the fastest shot if you want to beat lax goalies on the regular. From accuracy to shooting strategy, these tips on how to find the back of the net will help you step up your game.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to Play Lacrosse: Riding Techniques for Attackmen

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

After the offensive team loses possession of the ball, attackmen must quickly switch gears to playing defense. As the goalie and his supporting cast try to move the ball across midfield, it’s the attack’s job to stop them. Any offensive player who wants to know how to play lacrosse on an advanced level needs to learn how to ride the defense.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Dodging Drills that help you Beat more Defenders

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you watch a New York Lizards game, you will see players, like Rob Pannell and Paul Rabil, use signature moves to leave their defenders in the dust. From the split to the swim, these lacrosse dodges are something every youth player can add to their toolbox. If you are an attackman or midfielder, practicing these three lacrosse dodging drills will help you become a bigger offensive threat.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Fundamental Youth Lacrosse Strategy Ground Rules

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

Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you are ready to learn about lacrosse strategy. Whether you play offense or defense, there are many basic sports principles at play in every game. From ball movement to footwork, these six youth lacrosse lessons are easier to pick up than a ground ball in traffic.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development