ELITE, SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR THE PLAYERS
OPA is a soccer training academy for high level plays that are looking to take their game to the next level. We are not a club but a supplemental program that works alongside your club and high school teams. Our goal is to improve your all-round game and maximize your performance when competing for your respective club/HS.
BENEFITS OF OPA
Play/train with like minded players in a fast paced, competitive environment
Receive professional coaching from college coaches who care about your development
Improve your decision making & speed of play
Improve game understanding & tactical awareness
Improve fitness and be pushed to reached your potential
Be in the best shape physically, tactically and technically year round
Founder & Coach
Jason Griffiths (Otterbein University Men’s Head Coach). Coach Griffiths will enter his 6th season in charge of the Men's Soccer Program in 2023. In his 5 seasons in charge Griffiths has an overall record of 67-23-7 (32-8-5 OAC) and has won 2 OAC Championships and 1 OAC Tournament Championship. He has guided the program to the Sweet 16 and the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. Griffiths was named OAC Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2021. He has also coached 2 All Americans (Jaden Lunger 2017 and Will Isaac 2021). Griffiths played at the University of Kentucky for 4 years and was a 2 year caption and All Region Selection. He was selected #48 in the MLS Superdraft after his senior season. Griffiths played for the New England Revolution in the MLS. He currently also coaches for the ECNL boys at Ohio Premier and has his USSF B License.
Liam Heard begins his second season as an Assistant under head coach Jason Griffiths at Otterbein University in 2023. Heard played for 2.5 seasons at Otterbein (shortened because of COVID) before transitioning into the coaching realm. In that time Otterbein went 31-14-4 while winning the 2021 OAC regular season and reaching the NCAA second round. Heard has coached at various clubs and academies in New Zealand and in Ohio and is currently working toward his USSF D license.
Marc Johnson (Otterbein University Men's GK Coach). Marc Johnson (GK Coach) begins his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Otterbein men’s soccer program in 2023, overseeing the goalkeepers. Johnson brings a multitude of experience with him to Westerville, having served stints with Thomas More, Cincinnati State Community College, Xavier, fellow Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) school Wilmington and various high schools. Johnson holds his USSF “D” License, an NSCAA Premier Diploma and Advanced National GK Diploma. Marc also coaches for Ohio Premier.
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180 Center Street, Westerville, OH 43081