The Legacy Lacrosse Philosophy

The Legacy Lacrosse Philosophy is based on a book called the Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

Outliers are those people/groups who break the norms.


Genius is over-rated. Success is not just about innate ability. It’s combined with a number of key factors such as opportunity, meaningful hard work (10,000 hours to gain mastery), and your cultural legacy.



-When opportunity presents itself, seize it.

-There is no short-cut to mastery than ‘putting in the hours’



Success is rarely found in the myths of rags to riches – rather there is a glimmer of talent identified, and then the door to opportunity is opened-up to the person (and not to others). That allows the gifted person the time and access to coaches, equipment etc to develop his/her skills, thus dramatically magnifying the difference between those with opportunity and those without.


10,000 HOURS

In looking at lots of different areas, from computing, business through sport, to music there seems to be a magic number of 10,000 – the number of hours ‘masters’ of their chosen area have put in.



Meaningful work makes you want to ‘put in the hours’. Sociologist, Louise Farkas studied the family tree of many immigrants and found that their offspring became professionals. She put it down to the fact that it was because of their humble origins not inspite of it that they did well – i.e. they had been raised in a family where hard work was valued and practiced.