Lately, we’ve all been spending more time at home than usual. By now, you and your kids have probably grown bored of board games. As the weather improves, adding backyard lacrosse sessions to the daily mix can help everyone beat cabin fever. Learn how to be an at-home lax coach (even if you have no experience whatsoever).
Professional lacrosse players are not just stick wizards. They have reached the highest level of America’s oldest sport, because they also can sprint like the wind, turn on a dime and jog for hours on end. If you want to play like Rob Pannell and the rest of the New York Lizards squad, work these seven basic youth athletic performance exercises into your weekly routine.
With lax camps to attend and travel league games to play, youth lacrosse players are often out in the sun for multiple hours a day during the summer. To stay safe while playing outdoor sports, it’s important to take precautions that limit skin damage. Learn ways to protect your child’s skin this summer.
In some local communities, the high school lacrosse season has already ended. But, that’s no reason to put away your stick until next spring. As long as the sun is shining, you can play still outdoor lacrosse all summer long.
On Long Island, the lacrosse season knows no bounds. From Bethpage to Ward Melville, young players can be seen playing lax anywhere and everywhere, including their own backyards. Although a toss between friends is always fun, there’s nothing better than having a lacrosse net right in your own backyard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.