New York Lizards Blog

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

Lacrosse Practice Drills that help your Team Win Games

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Whether you are new to coaching or are an experienced veteran, you can always benefit from having a few more lacrosse practice drills in your bag of tricks. These five lax exercises are an excellent way to help players improve in a fun atmosphere.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

Lax Team Building Exercises every Squad must try

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

As a coach, one of your jobs is to help build a cohesive unit of players that functions together as one. By strengthening your lax team’s bonds, you may not only win more games, but you will also improve young athletes’ personal development. Any youth lacrosse coach can accomplish these important goals with a few simple team building activities.

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Topics: Coaching, Player Development

7 Sports Performance Secrets of the Pros

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The best lacrosse players are always looking for ways to get better. Even off-the-field, they work hard to improve their sports performance, so they can earn more playing time. Whether it’s eating a balanced diet or doing conditioning exercises, there are several important actions every athlete must take in order to perform in top shape.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development