If you're Perryville High's Nicole Welsch, you simply ask.
JaJa Kentwell was happy to oblige.
"If someone asks, it's kind of difficult to say no," said Kentwell, a striker on the U.S. squad. "It was a no-brainer for me. I said of course I will do it. This game is my passion. It has given me so many opportunities to travel the world and meet great people. I feel like I have to give back to the community."
Kentwell, a striker on the national team, spent part of his 27th birthday in Perryville last Wednesday afternoon, providing instruction and advice to Panthers players.