03/31/2014 09:22 am ET Updated Mar 31, 2014

12-Year-Old Girl's Soccer Ball Juggling Puts David Beckham To Shame

Katelyn Penner isn't your average 12-year-old.

When she was 10 years old, she set a personal juggling record of 5,000 touches without the soccer ball hitting the ground, which took her about 50 minutes, according to KPTV.

When the soccer lover, from Beaverton, Ore., got bored of that, she started to take part in YouTube skill challenges posted by Yael Averbuch, a player on the U.S. women's national soccer team.

In a video that her dad posted earlier this week, Katelyn juggles a soccer ball around the Portland metro area, KGW reported.

"(Juggling) is just fun and it helps you take your mind off other things," Katelyn told the outlet.

She didn't stop juggling the soccer ball as she went through the Dairy Queen drive-thru line or as she played a game of hopscotch.

Katelyn, who hopes to one day be a on the U.S. national soccer team was inspired by Tobin Heath -- a soccer player on the Portland Thorns -- who made her own "walkabout" video in 2008.

Basically, Katelyn's unstoppable and we can't wait to see what new tricks she has up her sleeve next.



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