The sixth new club to commit to playing in the 2021 season of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is Club Ohio. Established in 1997 as Team Ohio FC, one of only 45 Nike sponsored SuperClubs has been known as Club Ohio since 2011. Founded in Dublin, Ohio, the Club now has affiliates in Dayton, Gahanna, Springfield, and Marietta.
Club Ohio is also the newest member of the OVPL women’s division. Now the 1,200-plus youth players have a first team to play up to and cap off their career always wearing the green and black that Club Ohio is known for. With the addition of Club Ohio, the men’s division involves 22-clubs and the women’s division includes 6-clubs.
Costa Kalorides, the General Manager for Club Ohio added, “We are excited to be part of the OVPL and are eager to compete this summer. After discussions with club leadership, we felt that joining the OVPL would provide us the opportunity to offer another important developmental stage for our players. We look forward to working with the league, and other club members, as we begin planning for the upcoming season.”
About Club Ohio
Club Ohio Soccer, Inc. (“Club Ohio”), formerly Team Ohio FC, was established in 1997 in Dublin, Ohio, and is one of only 45 Nike sponsored SuperClubs in the United States. Since our inception, we have grown outside of the Dublin area and established strong affiliate locations in Dayton, Gahanna, Springfield, and Marietta. Club Ohio has over 1,200 boy and girl players, ranging from ages 7 to 19, and approximately 100 teams. Additionally, Club Ohio has over 70 coaches on staff.
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 Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) 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 the game of 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 provides 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.