The 2021 Ohio Valley Premier League summer season will officially run from May 1 to July 31. There will be 12 men's teams playing a 7-game season that will conclude with a championship on July 24 or 25. If weather becomes an issue, make-up championship date will be July 30 or 31.
For the 2021 season, there will be two 6-team divisions, the River Division and the Valley Division. Each team will play their own divisional opponents one time, with an additional two crossover games against an opponent in the other division.
The 2021 summer season will cap off a successful year of growth and playing for the OVPL. Originally founded in winter 2019, the inaugural 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were several clubs able to put together some friendlies in late-summer 2020, but this summer season will be the first-ever women's games in OVPL history. Seven new women's clubs joined after the inaugural 2020 summer season, which raised the League to 12 member women's clubs.
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.