At Olentangy United FC...we work tirelessly to provide our players the ideal platform to grow in the game and become the best player and teammate they want to be. Growth & Development is our highest priority versus the "win at all cost" approach of other organizations. As a player centric Soccer Club we choose to invest our time and resources in helping young players discover precisely what they are capable of and how critical their role is within the team dynamic. When players are nurtured and supported to believe in themselves, take risks, and support their teammates then we can help to unlock their full potential.
Our Vision... is to positively impact the Club Soccer experience by reducing key barriers of entry and demands that lead to players leaving the game too soon. By providing high level training and competition at a significantly reduced fee structure we can help to grow the level of participation. In addition, by choosing to use Columbus and central Ohio based Leagues & Tournaments we can help to reduce the excessive travel demands that many other organizations place on young players and families. We strongly believe that players benefit from playing the game and NOT by sitting in a car for 4 hours to play league games. In the end, we are passionate about growing participation in Soccer and creating life long fans.
Our Why...we choose COLUMBUS and Central Ohio based Leagues & Tournaments to develop our players and teams because it's in the collective best interest of all players, coaches, and families involved in the game. Columbus Ohio is the 15th largest city in The United States and as a result there is no good reason for 99% of Club players and teams to travel extensively to play against quality opponents. Occasional over night stays for a Tournament experience can create fun memories but out of State League play simply plays into the "pay-to-play" problem, lends to player burn out, and is detrimental to achieving a higher participation rate of Soccer in The United States. Simply put this becomes a decision between the self-interest of a Club to justify it's high fees OR what is in the best interest of all involved to grow the game. We choose COLUMBUS.