OTTO ORF | CLEVELAND, OH
Otto Orf is a former 21 year professional indoor, outdoor and futsal goalkeeper. His career has taken him from his hometown of Buffalo, NY to Boston, Columbus, Toronto, Ft. Wayne, San Diego, Chicago, Orlando and then eventually to Cleveland where he has resided since 1989. Otto created HandsOnSoccer camps in 1991, the HandsOnSports Foundation 501.c3 in 2006, co-founded the Great Lakes Futsal futsal leagues in 2007 and most recently has founded Heart and Sole Futsal Academy in 2014 to provide the highest level of instruction and competition for aspiring futsal and soccer players in NE Ohio.
Below you will be able to follow Otto’s futsal journey which continues to be written as he now works on the US Youth Futsal national coaching staff, develops futsal specific equipment for coaches and players through FutsalFactory.com and manages the 20,000 sq.ft. gymnasium at Goodyear Hall with his partners at Rubber City Sports.
- Former professional outdoor and indoor soccer player of 21 years.
- 17 year career with Cleveland Crunch/Force including 3 championships.
- Owner and director of HandsOnSoccer Camp programs in NE Ohio, 26 years.
- Goalkeeper for US Men’s National Futsal Team 1996-2003.
- Gold medal champion and goalkeeper of the first CONCACAF futsal tournament in Guatemala, 1996. Qualified USA for FIFA Futsal World Cup, Spain 1996.
- Owner and co-founder of Great Lakes Futsal Leagues of NE Ohio, 2006-present.
- LNFS Futsal Coaches Certificate Spain 2012.
- Regional Director for US Youth Futsal Great Lakes Region, 2014- present.
- US Soccer Federation Futsal Referee Badge 2012-present.
- US Youth Futsal Level 3 Coaching Certificate, 2014.
- National USYF Futsal ID Coaching Staff 2014 – present including directing and coordinatingtrips to Toronto, Canada and San Jose, Costa Rica.
- PFL coaching staff for Inaugural PFL International Challenge Frisco, Texas, March 2015 (Barcelona, Mexico, USA) • PFL coaching staff for PFL SuperCopa Orlando, Florida August 2015. (USA with Falcao, Australia)
- Owner/Founder Heart And Sole Futsal Academy, Akron, Ohio. 2015- present.
- Owner/Partner Rubber City Sports Group that manages the former Goodyear hall facility in Akron, Ohio.
In addition to his obvious passion and belief in the developmental qualities of the game Otto brings over 20 years of futsal playing, programming/operating and coaching experience at every level. His connections include a network of futsal coaches, clubs and contacts across the USA and in Europe, Asia, Central and South America.