New York Lizards Blog

Old but Reliable Lacrosse Drills for Youth Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Great lacrosse players are built on the development of fundamental skills, like scooping, catching and shooting. While it may be popular to hire personal lacrosse trainers or buy expensive equipment, there are many tried-and-true lacrosse drills for youth players that still develop great results.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

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

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