Soccer clubs in Central Ohio fall across a very wide spectrum. There are basic recreation leagues which are great way to test the waters for a first time player. And there are teams that practice three times a week and have you traveling out of state every weekend for tournaments. By design, Oranje Raptors falls between those.
If you think your child is going to play for the national team some day, Raptors is probably not for you. But for anyone else, it works!
For some Raptors, soccer is their primary sport. For others, it balances with other interests.
Whatever soccer means for your child, we believe soccer is about an opportunity to have fun playing the game without being obsessed with the outcome.
We believe that for most kids, life shouldn’t revolve around one activity.
We believe it's about the reward of hard work and reaching a goal. It's about learning to be a dependable teammate and part of a something bigger than just one player.
Learning and Improving At Every Practice and Every Game
This is a marathon, not a sprint. We develop Raptors through deliberate and focused effort. We strive to make each game better than the last.
Tactical Awareness and Flexibility
Kids are taught how to play the game and why we play with a certain Raptor style.
Balancing Player Development with Winning Games
Nothing is more important than developing each individual player to bring out their unique strengths. We play to win, but never at the expense of the higher goal of developing the best Raptor soccer players possible.
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