"When I look at my success, it was all built in my backyard." - Casey Powell
Lacrosse legend, Casey Powell, shares his journey on and off the lacrosse field on The Brink of Midnight Podcast.
Casey Powell is one of the most accomplished lacrosse players in history. From winning NCAA (Syracuse University) and world championships (MLL, NLL), All Star and MVP titles, and being the face of the only major lacrosse video game on the market, he has truly done it all in the world of lacrosse. Like a lot of us, Casey was drawn to sport through imagination and backyard games. The first to have and hold a lacrosse stick in his small New York town, he developed an almost instant passion for lacrosse that underscores all that he does in the sport community today. Whether it's innovating through his new Speed Lacrosse, serving others through his World Lacrosse Foundation, or connecting one-on-one with youth players across the country, Casey's authenticity is undeniable and a unique mix of humility and style…the same mix he developed as a kid dodging clotheslines and apple trees, playing in the neighborhood.
Sports matter. From the lessons earned and community built around shared purpose, and this conversation will move you to think creatively about how to chase your passion while supporting your own community in profound ways.
CASEY'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"60 minutes, no passengers…that means we are playing the whole time with no one along for the ride."
"I live a lifestyle of preparing."
"When I look at my success, it was all built in my backyard."
"You should be chasing your passion, giving that 100%, and using that passion to make a difference."
"Figure out what you're great at and go for it!"
Casey's go-to music to get fired up:
CASEYS PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
Speed Lacrosse: Casey co-founded Speed Lacrosse, a pioneering new sport rooted in box and field lacrosse that utilizes key attributes from basketball, soccer, hockey, and tennis.
August 26-27 Casey Powell’s 2017 World Lacrosse Beach Festival powered by SPEED Lacrosse™ (Siesta Key, FL): Watch some of the best professional and collegiate lacrosse players play on the best beach in the US. Surround yourself with Lacrosse Ambassadors. In addition to the beach tournament games, there will be live music, beach games, water sports and much more that will help create the festival atmosphere.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation mission is to inspire, share, and support severely injured and sick lacrosse players and their families.
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Closing song, "Father Time" (Fan Fiqtion)
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