The tenth club to commit to playing in the inaugural 2020 season of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is Croatia Juniors. Currently the most historic club in the OVPL, Croatia Juniors was established in 1957 and has operated adult and youth programming since. Located in northeast Ohio, Croatia Juniors serves the soccer needs of boys and girls in Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, and Cuyahoga Counties. Youth and high school players play in local CASA league and the competitive teams play in the Great Lakes Alliance NPL.
Members of OVPL for 2020 include: Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Indy Saints FC, Lexington Landsharks, FC Pride, Cincy SC, Valhalla FC, Cincinnati Swerve, Ohio Premier Soccer Club, Ohio Galaxies FC, and Croatia Juniors. Stay connected with the OVPL on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Croatia Juniors
With its long history of promoting soccer in Northeast Ohio, Croatia Juniors are developing the next generation of Cleveland Premier Soccer players, to take Ohio, Midwest, and national soccer programs to the highest level of competition. Croatia’s Premier soccer program is based on fundamental European soccer concepts and principals. Croatia Juniors have an elite coaching staff, and a sound foundation in skill development. The Club sets a standard which players must be able to attain, i.e. a measure of competency to continue to participate on a competitive team. This approach will motivate players to practice on their own, which will accelerate improvement and improve the standard of play throughout the club. The Club will continue a high standard of developmental training for all coaches and players to maintain the strength and depth of all our age groups within the club.
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 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.