New York Lizards Blog

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

Should I Worry about Lacrosse Hits and other Safety Issues?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Despite its rough nature, lacrosse is a safe sport when played correctly. Today, the fastest game on two feet is more about finesse than anything else. With all the equipment available, players and parents should not fear even big lacrosse hits.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Student Athlete Tips for Balancing School and Sports

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Student athletes have a lot on their plate. Between early morning practices and extra help classes, they must balance more activities than many of their classmates. Even though success both in the classroom and on the field requires hard work, it’s an achievable goal if you follow these tips.

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Topics: 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

Sports Activities (Other than Lacrosse) to Play this Fall

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

It’s easy to get obsessed with a game as great as lacrosse, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore everything else. There are many sports activities you can play this fall that will improve your physical fitness.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

Smart Back to School Lacrosse Workouts for Teens

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the first day of school approaching fast, now is the right time to jump back into a physical fitness routine. Since we know it can be difficult to get started, we have compiled these five Lizards-approved lacrosse workouts that will build your strength, speed, agility, power and endurance.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

5 Things Top Lax Recruits do Right on and Off-the-Field

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Top lax recruits earn the chance to play at America’s best colleges through a winning combination of smarts, dedication and tenacity. Whether it’s on-the-field leadership or off-the field work ethic, there are many important lessons you can learn from how these athletes approach the game of lacrosse.

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Topics: Player Development

3 Tips and Tricks for Getting Open on a Lacrosse Field

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There’s more to scoring goals than having wicked shooting skills. How well you play off-the-ball on the lacrosse field may make just as big a difference. If you have ever been caught flatfooted (and we know you have), you will benefit from these three lax tips and tricks.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

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

The Pros and Cons of Personal Lacrosse Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With competition at an all-time high, many young athletes are signing up for extra help from high school, college and pro lacrosse stars. While more practice always helps, there may be some downside to this new trend. As the off-season begins, use this list of pros and cons to help you decide if personal lacrosse training is right for you.

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Topics: Player Development