OPF At Home!
These are certainly unprecedented times, but this ongoing Covid-19 situation shouldn't deter any players from getting their touches on the ball and continue to get better. We have been receiving several emails from parents and players asking for some ideas on how they can continue to develop during this time, so we decided to help everyone out by creating a web page with some ideas on how to get better!
Learn a Skill, Send a Skill!
Calling all OPF Academy Players and Coaches! We have a great challenge for all of you that will also bring us closer together! Let's keep the competitive spirit alive and bring out the best in each other!
Here's how the challenge works:
Step 1: Learn the Skill you were challenged to do, and Film it! Skills people can challenge others with can range from juggling challenges, ground skill moves, or even some flick-ups! Be creative! If you need some examples, scroll down for some ideas!
Once you're done filming it, POST IT and tag OPF @opfutsal
Step 2: Challenge your friends, family, teammates, and coaches with a skill of your choice! Master your skill of choice, post it, and tag the people you'd like to challenge! Don't forget to tag us @opfutsal
See the video below on how the challenge works from our OPF Director Zane Fernandez!
Need Some Ideas?
Use the videos below for some ideas on some moves you can challenge your friends, teammates, and coaches with. Be creative!
Below you will find some ideas on how players can continue to develop and improve their game in the comfort of their own home! Send us your clips on social media @opfutsal or email us using the email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Side to Side Movement + Skills
This exercise is easy! All you need are two gates and one soccer ball.
Step 1: Set up two gates 5-7yds apart from each other.
Step 2: Get a soccer ball and be creative! Dribble back and forth between the gates as quickly as possible. Do sets of 12, then rest.
Dribbling options: When you get to the gates, add a skill move. Start simple, then begin to challenge yourself!
Level 1: Pull Back
Level 2: Run over/Reverse Scissor
Level 3: Cruyff Turn
Level 4: L-Turn
Level 5: YOU DECIDE!!!
King of the Hill
This exercise is best done with a buddy, sibling, or parent. However, it works just fine with one person!
Setup: Place a central cone down with a ball placed on top of it. Mark out 4 gates in 4 opposite directions 5-7yds away from the central cone.
Step 1: Pick a gate to start in.
Step 2: As fast as you can, dribble in a full circle through each gate until you end up back at your starting gate.
Step 3: Once you've completed your full rotation, then dribble/pass/shoot your ball and hit the ball off of the home cone in the middle of the grid!
Dribbling Options: While you're dribbling through each gate, do a ground move! Be Creative!
Level 1: Body Feint
Level 2: Scissor
Level 3: Maradona
Level 4: SHOW US A NEW ONE!