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Otterbein University - Soccer

Ohio Players Academy

Location Westerville , OH
Event Date(s) Jun 2, 2020 to Jul 16, 2020
Grades 9th to 12th
Register By Jun 2, 2020 11:59pm CST

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Event Description


The Ohio Players Academy (OPA) is for High School aged boys and graduating seniors who are looking to gain a competitive edge over the summer and to showcase their abilities in front of college coaches.

Can register as a field player or goalkeeper. Goalkeepers will receive GK specific training at every session.

June 2nd - July 16th
12 Sessions: Every Tuesday & Thursday - June 2nd-July 16th
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
*No training the week of July 4th*
Cost: *Includes 2 Nike training shirts that must be worn to all sessions*
$350 per player if paid in full by April 30th
$385 per player if paid in full after April 30th
$100 deposit required to reserve your spot-remaining balance due by June 1st

Print Mail-In Brochure (PDF)

Benefits of OPA

  • Play/train with like minded players in a fast paced, competitive environment
  • Receive professional coaching from college coaches
  • Learn to play at the college tempo/speed of play
  • Be introduced to college tactics and sessions
  • Use GPS sensors to see how you compare to the pros/ college players and track metrics including heat map distance travelled, top speed and player load to help aid in fitness, performance and recovery
  • Showcase your ability in front of college coaches on a daily basis
  • We can implement your HS/College Pre-Season Fitness training into our sessions
  • Be in the best shape physically, tactically and technically before the fall season.

Topics Covered
*May change based on level and needs of players participating*

  • Transition to offense/defense
  • Possession to penetrate
  • Speed of play
  • Combination play in the final third
  • Building out of the back
  • Finishing exercises
  • Crossing & finishing
  • Defend as a line (back, midfield, forward)
  • Deny penetration
  • Defending in the red zone
  • Pressing

Otterbein University - Memorial Stadium Turf Field 180 N. Center Street, Westerville, OH 43081

OPA Staff
Director: Jason Griffiths (Otterbein University Men’s Head Coach)
GK Coach: Tom Greensall (Otterbein University Men’s Assistant Coach)