Professional sports are such a unique and incredible thing. Unlike many other professions where there can be prerequisites, necessary degrees, and boxes to check to be afforded an opportunity for employment, sports asks only one thing of you. Are you one of the best people in the entire world that does this? If the answer is no, well then you better work even harder until you are or move along and find yourself another profession. It is the truest form of Darwinism that we have in modern society. Today’s guest, Sean Lawton, is a professional Lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons. He’ll tell us all about the trials and tribulations of becoming a professional athlete and distill the lessons he’s learned from the process. Also, we’ll get a brief course in Lacrosse 101.
2:00 - How Sean got started with Lacrosse.
3:45 - Lacrosse explained.
7:00 - Size of sticks.
8:00 - Physicality and contact.
12:30 - Natural gifts vs. practice.
14:30 - The ball.
16:30 - The process of playing Lacrosse in college and becoming a pro.
21:15 - The income and lifestyle of a Lacrosse player.
24:00 - Travel for a Lacrosse player.
26:30 - The popularity of Lacrosse.
30:00 - Sean’s Lacrosse trip to Japan.
33:00 - How Lacrosse has benefitted Sean’s life.
35:45 - Advice.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner