New York Lizards Blog

A Sports Performance Training Playlist that will Pump you Up

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Sports performance training is all about creating a positive state of mind. You might need a hard rock song to get the blood pumping. Or, you might need an upbeat tune to be able to stay positive even when your body is telling you to quit. Whatever your workout routine may be, this Lizards-approved playlist has all the inspiration you need.

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Topics: Player Development, Lacrosse Conditioning, Off Season

New Youth Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector Rule Approved for 2021

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

US Lacrosse has approved new youth rules that will better protect goalies’ hearts. Beginning in 2021, lacrosse goalie chest protectors must meet new performance standards that are designed to prevent a hard shot from causing a rare type of heart attack.

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Topics: Off Season, Player Development

Girls Lacrosse vs. Boys: The Differences in the Two Games

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you have children who play lacrosse, you might have noticed boys and girls lax rules are not exactly the same. Although both games are derived from the Native American sport, they have many key differences that make them unique.

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Topics: Off Season, Player Development

2019 Boys Youth Lacrosse Rules Changes

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With lax season just a few short months away, the sport’s national governing body has released updated youth lacrosse rules for levels of play 14U and younger. The 2019 changes include a new penalty for body checks that “target” a player and a clarification of the classic warding off move.

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Topics: Off Season, Insider

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