who
we are

1994 Albert Oni playing for the Washington Warthogs vs. Dallas Sidekicks

2009 Cynthia Gamboa playing for George Washington University vs. St. Bonaventure University

The Oni Premier Soccer Academy (OPSA) is a top quality, well-rounded, and specialized training service. OPSA strives to create competitive and elite training atmosphere for exceptional youth soccer players. For several years, OPSA has been training local youth teams and have produced many successful teams and players through the academy. The coaching staff is highly qualified and experienced in working with young players and teams. All staff have college and/or professional playing experiences.

our
history

  • 1999

    Until 2007.
    Head Coach - Parkville SC
    Parkville, MD

    Albert has coached the team from U10 - U18. All of the girls made varsity for their respective high schools as freshmen. By senior year they were selected to All-State, All-County or All-Metro teams. The girls played for Division 1 colleges either soccer, or lacrosse on scholarships.

  • 2002

    Until 2009.
    Head Coach - Mercy High School
    Baltimore, MD

    2008 Baltimore City Coach of the Year - 2009 Baltimore Sun Metro Area Coach of the Year

  • 2004

    present
    Founded Oni Premier Soccer Academy LLC
    Baltimore, MD

  • 2005

    Until 2006.
    Olympic Development Program ODP Coach for U13 Girls.
    Maryland

    Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) Girls Olympic Development Program

  • 2007

    Until 2013.
    Head Coach - Freestate Red Devils
    Bowie, MD

    Disney College Showcase – finalist 2012 -ASL Championship 2012, 2nd place - US Club Soccer National Cup X 2011 Regional Champions U16

  • 2008

    Head Coach - SAC United Premier
    Columbia, MD

    2008 Columbia fall Classic Finalists - Spring 2008 WAGS U-19 Division 4 winners

  • 2010

    Until 2012.
    Head Coach - ASA Chesapeake Charge
    Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL - Elite)

    Recruit and select college and post-college players for a new team. Trained and prepared the team for league play and led the team to the playoffs in the clubs’ first two seasons in the WPSL league. Earned All-East Coach of the Year honors for the 2011 season.

  • 2010

    Until 2012.
    Asst. Coach - Towson University
    Towson, MD

  • 2013

    present
    Head Coach - Severn School Girls Varsity Soccer
    Severna Park, MD

  • 2015

    present
    Head Coach - OPSA Magic U16 ('00) Girls
    Severna Park, MD

    Disney college Showcase - semi finalist

  • 2016

    present
    Head Coach - OPSA Magic U18 ('99) Girls
    Severna Park, MD

    CASL Showcase - Finalist
    NYC Cup - Champion

  • 2017

    present
    Head Coach - OPSA Magic U18 ('99) Girls
    Severna Park, MD

    #3 National highest ranking
    #2 Region 1 highest ranking
    #1 Maryland State highest ranking
    Maryland State Cup Champions - U18 girls
    Jefferson Cup - Finalist
    Loudon College Showcase - Champion
    CCL College Showcase - Champion
    Disney college Showcase - Finalist

    present
    Head Coach - OPSA Magic U15 ('03) Girls

Our latest accomplishments

OPSA Magic U18 (99') Girls
  • #3 National highest ranking
  • #2 Region 1 highest ranking
  • #1 Maryland State highest ranking
  • Maryland State Cup Champions - U18 girls
  • Jefferson Cup - Finalist
  • Loudon College Showcase - Champion
  • CCL College Showcase - Champion
  • Disney college Showcase - Finalist
  • CASL Showcase - Finalist
  • NYC Cup - Champion
OPSA Magic U17 (00') Girls
  • Disney college Showcase - semi finalist
OPSA Magic U16 (00') Girls
  • 3/1/2015 - Maryland State Cup 2015 - G15 Semi-Finalist
  • 1/17/2015 - EDP LEAGUE SPRING 2015 - G15 1st Division South 1st
  • 12/6/2014 - Annandale Premier Cup 2014- Girls Winter Showcase - G15 Adidas Premier Champion
  • 11/29/2014 - Charlotte Moran Girls 2-Day College Showcase 2014 - G15 Purple Champion
  • 10/11/2014 - Discovery Cup - G15 Gold Champion

Our past accomplishments

Player Honors

The academy has developed dedicated players and has provided them with the opportunity to develop their skills through professional year-round training. Our coaching staff works with each player to develop their skills so they can reach their individual goals. Here are just a few of the players who have come through our program.

View our player honors page >>

Team Honors

The academy has worked with several teams in Baltimore/Washington area. The teams that have been through the program experienced great success in winning their divisions and several tournaments. Also many of the players have been selected in the Maryland ODP programs.

View our team honors page >>

meet the staff

Albert Oni
Founder

Read Albert's Bio
Cynthia (Gamboa) Walsh
Director of Coaching

Read Cynthia's Bio


our advantages

  • 01
    year round training

    We offer year round training programs

  • 02
    Individual Attention

    Coaches and trainers provide individual attention, instructions, guidance, focus, and dedication to each player

  • 03
    Continuity in Coaching

    The unique approach of having a few number of teams allows for continuity in coaching

  • 04
    highly qualified coaches

    The coaching staff is highly qualified and experienced in working with young players and teams. All staff have college and/or professional playing experiences

  • 05
    player development

    Main focus is on player development

  • 06
    Participation in Premier Leagues

    OPSA teams compete in premier leagues in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region as well the nation’s top tournaments and college showcases

  • 07
    high level competition

    Players are exposed to the highest levels of competition

  • 08
    showcase talent

    Players will have opportunities to be seen by college coaches

our principles

Quality player development through all levels

  • Create an elite training atmosphere
  • Provide individual attention, instructions, guidance, focus, and dedication to each player
  • A big focus on player development and mastery of the basic skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and small group tactics (combination play)
  • In addition, coaches and trainers provide education on proper nutrition, agility training, soccer tactics and strategy, and proper rest
  • Quality development of the individual on and off the field. We train our players to be great athletes as well as great citizens.
  • Through the rules of soccer, we teach skills applicable to both the game of soccer as well as life.
  • A focus on preparing athletes physically and mentally