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The Spanish Effect

Spanish football is constantly seen as a model for success in player development. Regular PDP Contributor & Founder of TOVO Institute, Todd Beane examines what elements of Spanish culture and football contribute to their consistent success in developing top players.


Why Spain?

“The ball is an essential part of the game.” – Johan Cruijff

Take this quiz.

Why does Spain produce such skillful footballers?

A. They watch quality football every weekend.
B. Club loyalty is a family tradition.
C. Children are comfortable on the ball.

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