New York Lizards Blog

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

How to have the Fastest Lacrosse Shot in Your League

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

It’s no accident New York Lizards Paul Rabil and Kyle Hartzell can shoot a ball faster than the wind whirls during a Category 2 Hurricane. The reason they both regularly win lacrosse fastest shot competitions is because of their top-notch techniques.

If your off-season goals include scoring more points next year, learn what these two all-stars do right in order to shoot as fast as 111 miles per hour.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

Beginner Lacrosse Tips for Rookie Goaltenders

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Goaltenders are a special breed. All game long they must stand in the way of high-speed shots. If you are stepping in net for the first time, you’ll need a game plan. From the right equipment to proper form, these beginner lacrosse tips are designed to help you learn the position.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to Stay Fit after the Boys Lacrosse Season Ends

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Even though the boys lacrosse season is over, it doesn’t mean it’s time to eat potato chips and sit on the couch. Instead, build on last season’s momentum with a physical fitness program.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

Lacrosse Fiddle Sticks Games Everyone can Enjoy

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse fiddle sticks may be tiny, but they are seriously big fun. In the backyard, at the beach or even in the basement, busting out your fiddle sticks makes for a rocking good time.

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Topics: Player Development

Lacrosse Fakes that Fool Defenders and Goalies alike

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Goal scoring isn’t always about power. The art of deception is equally important. Throughout New York Lizards games, you will see players use lacrosse fakes that give them an extra second or two to dodge past a defender or fire a shot at the goal. Many of these deadly fakes begin with a few basic movements you can easily learn to master.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Teaches Lifelong Lessons in Good Sportsmanship

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

Youth lacrosse is about a whole lot more than who wins or loses the county championship. In practice and competition, athletes pick up important lessons in good sportsmanship that last a lifetime.

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Topics: Player Development