Welcome back, dear listener! Professional golfer Rory McIlroy sits down with Simon and Marie to talk about his journey through youth sports. Rory shares his thoughts on youth sports as they pertain to life in general, and how he’s working to make golf more accessible to youth athletes. Check out three key takeaways below:
1. Youth sports friendships can last a lifetime.
Rory shares the impact youth sports had on relationships in his life. He discusses how his relationships and friendships were strengthened through competition and how many of the people he grew up playing sports with remain close friends to this day.
2. Sports create skills that can be used in everyday life.
Skills learned in youth sports transcend the playing field. Rory talks about how youth athletes can learn discipline, teamwork, and a variety of other important life skills through youth sports.
3. Passion leads to success.
Success takes hard work and there is absolutely no substitute, but hard work comes much easier when it’s something you are passionate about. Rory tells hosts Simon and Marie about some of the attributes he finds most prevalent in successful people in the sports world and beyond.
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