New York Lizards Blog

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

Major League Lacrosse Tips for Minor League Lax Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you watch Paul Rabil’s YouTube channel or attend lacrosse camps and clinics, you know by now there’s more to learn from Major League Lacrosse players than their stick tricks. If you are looking to elevate your game, these five simple pro tips will help you reach that next level.

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Topics: Lacrosse Techniques, Training, Coaching, Player Development

Lacrosse Sports Performance Secrets from the Pros

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In a game as fast as lacrosse, you must be at the top of your game to make an impact on the field. To be the best, you need more than raw talent. Even the greatest professional lacrosse players work hard all year round to reach and maintain their peak form. If you are a youth lacrosse player shooting to become the next Paul Rabil, follow his lead in more than practicing wall ball. By learning these four sports performance secrets from the pros, you can be better positioned to reach all of your lacrosse goals.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, 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

5 Tips for Working out in Cold Weather

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With tryouts approaching, the winter months are the prime time to get in shape. However, it is challenging to stay on course with a workout regime while battling frigid conditions. Whether your off-season training has been hampered by wind, rain, snow or simply a lack of desire, these five tips for working out will help put you back on track.

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

Nutrition for Athletes: How to Fuel a Lacrosse Body

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With all the running, dodging, scooping, checking and shooting in lacrosse, you can’t afford to neglect your diet. Proper nutrition for athletes provides a guideline for eating and drinking right before, during and after exercise. By following these steps, you will have the energy to outperform the competition in tryouts and beyond.

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Topics: Training, Player Development

Lacrosse Workouts: A Weekly Fitness Routine

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 1, 2016 11:27:12 AM

Lacrosse is not for the faint of heart. All game long, players chase the ball to every corner of a field, which is slightly longer than a football field. In a game where speed matters, athletes whose lacrosse workouts include a regular fitness routine will have a better chance of being first to the next groundball.

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Topics: Lacrosse Conditioning, Training, Player Development

Lacrosse Tryouts: Prepare Today to Succeed Tomorrow

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 27, 2016 4:00:12 PM

With lacrosse tryouts right around the corner, it’s time to get your game in high gear. Whether you decide to jog every day or play a few hours of wall ball, what you do now will influence how you perform later.

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

How to Develop the Best Lacrosse Defense in the League

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 13, 2016 4:48:13 PM

Defense has always won championships, but to be the best doesn’t happen by accident. To win and win consistently, teams must devote a lot of time and energy to developing defensive skills. Our seven lacrosse practice drills can make any lacrosse defense a more formidable force.

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Topics: Training, Coaching, Player Development, Off Season

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Rising Lacrosse Stars

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

January 1 is the perfect day to reevaluate your off-season training regime. With only two months until high school tryouts begin, a renewed focus on developing core skills promises to put you in a good position on day one. New Year's resolutions are an excellent way for young players to motivate themselves. Whether you are first-string or third-string, building or strengthening skills during the winter months will enable you to report to practice in top form.

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