“As a kid you need to touch the ball as much as you can. You should always be with the ball.
You should have a feeling that wherever the ball is, you can do anything with it.
No matter where it is, where it is on your body, how it’s spinning, how it’s coming at you,
the speed it’s coming at you, anything. You can learn the tactical side of the game later.
It’s amazing to me that people put so much emphasis on trying to be tactical
and worry about winning when it doesn’t matter when you’re 12 years old.
We’re going to have big, strong, fast players. We’re Americans, we’re athletes.
But if we never learn at an early age to be good on the ball, then it’s just useless.”
-Landon Donovan, USA World Cup hero quoted in Soccer America, July 2002
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