New York Lizards Blog

How Off-Season Indoor Lacrosse gives you an On-Field Edge

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Champions are made during the off-season. They put in the work all-year-round to gain an edge on game day. Champions are the ones who hit the wall after school and play indoor lacrosse in the winter. This dedication to the sport can be what makes the difference between first and second place.

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Topics: Player Development

The Basics of Man-to-Man and Zone Defense in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lacrosse defense is about way more than the over-the-head check. To shut down your opponent, you need to be well-versed in fundamental formations, like the man-to-man and zone defenses. By learning these two basic strategies, you will have a better shot at winning more games.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

How to use (and Defend) the Pick and Roll in Lacrosse

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The pick and roll, which is one of the more popular and effective basketball plays, is also a great way to create more scoring chances for your lacrosse team.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

A Lax Player's Guide to Winning Summer Vacation

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Summer vacation is the perfect time to retool your lacrosse game. Lax players who work hard through the dog days of August are the ones who gain a leg up on the competition. If you want to earn more playing time next season, consider this list of dos and don’ts your essential summer reading.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development, Off Season

Man-Up: How to Capitalize on Lacrosse Penalties

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Like in hockey, penalty play is a critical part of the game of lacrosse. The brief man-advantage offers some of the game’s best scoring opportunities. More often than not, the team that capitalizes most on lacrosse penalties emerges victorious.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Coaching, Player Development

3 Tricks Pro Lacrosse Middies use to Score More Goals

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Pro lacrosse middies are able to beat goalies on the regular, because they have perfected fundamental skills. From getting open to downhill dodging, the New York Lizards are revealing a few tricks from the professional playbook.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to Improve Lacrosse Footwork in 3 Steps

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the fastest game on two feet, quickness and agility can be a real difference-maker. In order to stay ahead of the competition, athletes typically work all year round to improve their footwork. If you would like to make yourself a more complete player, try practicing one or all of these lacrosse footwork drills.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Player Development

5 Lacrosse Stick Checks every Player needs to know

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the high-scoring game of lacrosse, defense often makes the difference. The most successful teams and players have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of lacrosse stick checks. These five easy-to-understand moves will help you play at your best at any level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

How to make an Unforgettable Impression at Lacrosse Tryouts

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been waiting all year for lacrosse tryouts. You’ve been doing everything from wall ball to wind sprints to prepare. Now that the time has finally arrived, here are a few final suggestions to help you create an unforgettable impression.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Player Development

4 Winning Qualities of a Lacrosse Team Captain

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Paul Rabil’s world-renowned lacrosse skills help the New York Lizards score goals, but it’s actually his leadership abilities that propel the squad to victory. Just like #99, lacrosse team captains can make their teammates better by practicing these four winning qualities.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development