About

About

OFC18 is an elite soccer/football club in the Kansas City metro area.

We have no affiliations, connections with the corporation or any Olympic, Paralympic, or Pan-American Games activity, development programs. We have no affiliations, connections with US youth soccer Olympic development program.

 

Our mission is to create an environment that embodies the core values of leadership, respect, commitment, teamwork, and perseverance. OFC18 promotes self-confidence and a lifelong passion for the beautiful game of soccer. OFC18 provides the opportunity for players to develop their technical and tactical knowledge for the game and achieve their full potential.

Expectations

Expectations from players: Playing the game of soccer builds many important life skills. As coaches and parents we can help initiate and nurture these qualities at a young age. Some of the qualities we emphasize: winning with respect and losing with dignity, becoming a team player and helping a partner in difficulty, demonstrating a commitment to reach an objective, following the rules and respecting authority (the coaches and referees), showing compassion to teammates and opponents, being punctual, disciplined, dedicated and never giving up.

Expectations from parents: Parents are not allowed to coach players from the sideline. Repeated attempts from parents to give players instructions from the sideline will be addressed by the coach and may be grounds for suspension. Help the coach aid your player by making certain they are on time and properly equipped for all practices and games. Treat all participants (players, coaches, referees, and spectators) with the same respect that you would want for your own child.

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Medical Release
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Game Locations

Practices for all OFC18 teams are almost always at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex (OPSC). Game locations include OPSC, Swope Soccer Village (SSV), Wyandotte Sporting Fields (WSF), and Heritage Soccer Park (HSP).

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex (OPSC)

13700 Switzer Rd, Overland Park KS 66221

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Olathe Soccer Complex (OSC)

10550 S Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061

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Swope Soccer Village (SSV)

6310 Lewis Road Kansas City, MO 64132

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Wyandotte Sporting Fields

1500 N 90 St, Kansas City, KS 66112

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Heritage Soccer Park (HSP)

17255 Lackman Road Olathe, KS 66062

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Legacy Park Soccer Venue (LEG)

1501 NE Legacy Park Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Practice Locations

Practices for all OFC18 teams are at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex (OPSC) and 68 Inside Sports Indoor Training Facility.

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex (OPSC)

13700 Switzer Rd, Overland Park KS 66221

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68 Inside Sports

11301 W. 88th St., Overland Park, KS 66214

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Club Philosophy

At OFC18 we believe that younger players need to acquire technical skills as a solid foundation. Between the age of 7 and 12 most practices are organized around mastering technical skills and being comfortable with the ball using both the right and left foot. All players at a young age should experience different positions to acquire new skills and be challenged in different areas of the field and different situations to foster faster decision making and better intuitive decisions. For players 12 and older tactical skills become a more important part of training but technical skills are still emphasized and are incorporated into small possession training sessions.