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Otterbein University - Soccer

Ohio Players Academy

Location Westerville Sports Complex - 325 N Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH
Event Date(s) Jul 7, 2020 to Jul 30, 2020
Grades 9th to 12th
Registration Closed On Jul 6, 2020 11:59pm CST
This event closed on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:59pm CST.

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.

July 7th - July 30th
12 Sessions: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - July 7th-July 30th
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $385

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
  • 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

Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43082

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