The first expansion club to commit to playing in the 2021 season of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is Cleveland Force SC. One of the top youth development clubs in Ohio, Force SC is venturing into the pre-professional ranks with an OVPL side that builds on their USL Academy and USL League Two ambitions. The club now has a player development pathway for players from U5 to U23.
Cleveland Force SC head coach Bill Lawrence adds, "We are so excited to be joining the OVPL for this upcoming season. We look forward to a challenging schedule for the continued development of our players and club. The competitiveness of the OVPL will provide the top U23 players in our area the opportunity to train and play meaningful games throughout the summer. This is an exciting new venture for the Cleveland Force SC and we can’t wait to be a part of it."
"As a league, we are excited to have Cleveland Force SC join the OVPL for 2021. Their club values of providing a pathway for total player development aligns with the League's intentions of providing access for players to continue to improve and play the game they love", shared OVPL Executive team.
Home venue for Cleveland Force SC will be at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby, Ohio. For more information on the Cleveland Force SC, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or visit their website.
About Cleveland Force SC
Provide soccer players an unparalleled club structure focused on empowering intelligent, humble, and hardworking boys and girls who approach goals with a positive outlook, both on and off the field. To develop and challenge players from start to finish by being the innovators in the evolution of soccer development in Northeast Ohio; through the integration of community clubs, premier clubs, and the Boys and Girls Academy.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the tri-state (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.
The OVPL seeks to grow soccer in the region by providing a highly-competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and allows access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation's longest-running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.