Kyle Harrison is one of the greatest lacrosse players on the planet. He was a multiple time All-American, National Champion, Tewaaraton winner, MLL All-star and Champion. He was the first black player to win the Tewaaraton award -- where Kyle's father, Dr. Miles Harrison, played on the first all-black NCAA lacrosse team in the during the 1970's.

Our interview took several shapes from start-to-finish. We discussed Kyle's relationship with his father, what it's like to be a minority player in a predominantly white sport, the legacy he's leaving with his efforts to diversify participation at all levels, and where he sees the game evolving globally and culturally.

We dive into his work ethic, both as a multi-sport athlete in high school, to his learnings and captainship with the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

Finally, we discuss his evolution as a pro lacrosse player, his increased performance and veteran leadership, to the endorsement game, event partnerships he's built, and his recent role with Charm City Youth Lacrosse -- their latest CEO.

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Kyle Harrison

Kyle Harrison

Pro Lacrosse Player & Entrepreneur

Show Notes

2:35 Paul's Overnight Visit With Kyle
5:45 Race and Lacrosse
12:10 How Can We Support?
15:10 Why Lacrosse?
18:00 Why Hopkins?
20:20 Applying Techniques Across Sport
25:30 College Lacrosse Then Vs. Now
30:05 How Kyle Continued to Improve
33:20 Evolving Your Workout
35:40 Adapting To Professional Lacrosse
40:45 Winning A Championship
44:10 Building A Culture Of Selflessness
46:25 STX + K18
49:20 Building And Maintaining A Brand Partnership
54:00 Partnering With Uninterrupted
57:15 Building A Business In Lacrosse
61:10 Charm City Youth Lacrosse

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