New York Lizards Blog

When is the Right Time for Boys to Start Weight Training?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Since lacrosse is a very physical sport, there can be some pressure to “get big” even at an early age. Although strength does improve athletic performance, youth weight training is best approached with caution.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

A Lax Player's Guide to Winning Summer Vacation

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Summer vacation is the perfect time to retool your lacrosse game. Lax players who work hard through the dog days of August are the ones who gain a leg up on the competition. If you want to earn more playing time next season, consider this list of dos and don’ts your essential summer reading.

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

A Local Fan’s Guide to the College Men's Lacrosse Season

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It may be cold outside, but the good news is that the college men’s lacrosse season will start in less than two months. With games set to take place across Long Island, the spring is a fantastic opportunity to watch lacrosse live in action.

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Topics: Off Season, Games, Events

How to Improve your Lacrosse Short Stick’s Performance

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A lacrosse short stick is a fine instrument, which requires care and attention to reach peak performance. In order to maintain it, professional players constantly fiddle with everything from the shooting strings to the tape on the shaft. Learning these simple stick fixes is a terrific way to improve basic lacrosse motions, like catching, throwing, shooting and cradling.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season

12 New York Lizards Join USA Lacrosse Training Team

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In anticipation of the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, USA Lacrosse has announced its training team, which includes 12 current New York Lizards players. The 49-man squad will play together over Labor Day Weekend and again in October for the Team USA Fall Classic.

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Topics: Off Season, Player Profiles

New 2017 High School Lacrosse Rules Explained

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSH) is emphasizing safety on the lacrosse field next season. In August, the NFSH lacrosse rules committee made changes that aim to minimize players’ risk of injury.

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Topics: Off Season

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: Training, Off Season, Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Why we are Thankful for the Game of Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse is more than a sport to us. From the first snow melt to long after daylight savings, the game of lacrosse is part of the fabric of our lives. This Thanksgiving, we are reminded of our gratitude for America’s oldest sport.

We appreciate the little things and the big things that make lacrosse great.

We are thankful for its simple pleasures, like lazy tosses on the front lawn, its important moments, like playoff games at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium, and everything in between.

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Topics: Off Season

The Benefits of Becoming a Youth Lacrosse Referee

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Because being a bystander isn’t nearly as satisfying as active participation, there is much to be gained from becoming a youth lacrosse referee.

Here, we count down the top five reasons why you should get off the sidelines and into the game.

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Topics: Off Season

3 Ways Fall Lacrosse Improves Your Game

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

On Long Island, there is no true lacrosse off-season. The faithful hone their skills in leagues and tournaments far after all the leaves have fallen to the ground. Fall lacrosse, which offers extra instruction and playing time, is the perfect springboard to the spring season.

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Topics: Player Development, Off Season