New York Lizards Blog

Professional Lacrosse Games are Full of Teachable Moments

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

If you play or coach youth lacrosse, a New York Lizards home game is the perfect opportunity to learn and have fun in one shot. While cheering on your favorite ‘Zards, you can also pick up pointers that will improve play at your next game.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development, Games

Outstanding Tips for In-Season Athletic Training

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have worked hard all winter to arrive at lacrosse tryouts in top form, it would be a waste to let your athletic training progress slip away during the season. If you would like to raise the level of your game, these five tips will help you get the most results from in-season workout programs.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Speed Training: Learn How to Outrun the Competition

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse teams always have the need for more speed. It’s what helps players blow past defenders and scoop more ground balls. However, this ability does not magically appear. It is typically developed through the repetition of regular workouts.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Coaching, Player Development

How to Maximize each Moment at Lacrosse Camps and Clinics

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Lacrosse camps and clinics are more than an opportunity to brush up on your skills. It’s an experience to always remember. If you are thinking of attending lacrosse camps and clinics this year, these three tips will help you maximize each moment.

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Topics: Player Development

Winning Strategies for Limiting Sports Injuries in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In a high-flying, contact sport like the game of lacrosse, sports injuries are far too frequent. Although some are unavoidable, many other injuries happen because teams lack a game plan to keep their players healthy.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

7 New York Lizards Approved Lacrosse Attack Tips

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse attack may be the most glamorous position in the game. Attackmen are at the center of the offensive action all game long. They pass, shoot, feed, dodge and chase loose balls. Masters of the position, like the New York Lizards’ Matt Gibson, rack up goal after goal and assist after assist through the mastery of seven fundamental lacrosse skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

A Long Stick Middie's Guide to the Lacrosse Face Off

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

A long stick midfielder (LSM) is the lacrosse equivalent of a utility player. Although they may not play every minute, they can be substituted into the game to play defense, offense or even to take a lacrosse face off.

While it may seem unorthodox at first, LSMs can and will face off against short stick midfielders during a game. This face off strategy is sometimes used because it has the potential to turn the tide of the game if approached in the right way.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Lacrosse Drills that Sharpen Players’ Passing Skills

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

It’s easy to take catching and throwing for granted. However, these fundamentals lacrosse skills can get rusty without regular repetition. As a result, many teams frequently practice lacrosse drills that develop these core skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Goalie Drills: How to Develop Faster Feet and Hands

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With a six-by-six foot cage, the game of lacrosse asks its goaltenders to cover a lot of territory. As middies and attackmen fire shots from all angles, a goalie’s reaction time is the real difference-maker. Since the fastest game on two feet is never in slow motion, any keeper can benefit from practicing these five simple lacrosse goalie drills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Wall Ball Drills for Youth Lacrosse Players

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

Wall ball is a universal lacrosse practice activity. Even stars like Paul Rabil and Matt Gibson continually improve their stick skills through the simple act of tossing a lacrosse ball against a wall. It’s what helps Rabil shoot the rock with authority, and it enables Gibby to dust defenders with shocking regularity. However, wall ball is not just for the pros. It is also an effective way to help new lacrosse players gain confidence with catching, passing and cradling skills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development