The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) has received sanctioning from US Club Soccer for a women's division and is set to begin play in May 2020. The women's division will play eight matches, as five members have already entered the OVPL. With the women's division sanctioned, the OVPL now will provide opportunities for 12 men's teams and five women's teams for players to continue their competitive playing careers.
As a league, the OVPL will operate within Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio to help local communities grow the beautiful game through competitive matches and local soccer culture. The amateur men’s and women's divisions allows for players as young as sixteen (16) years old to compete in a structure that encourages development by competition with and against experienced players in a U23 division. Due to the structure of the OVPL, no players will jeopardize amateur status within their youth clubs, high schools, or universities.
With the sanctioning of the OVPL through US Club Soccer, the regionalized league is a first of its kind for the Ohio Valley area. Five women's clubs already committed to the OVPL and will be announced shortly. If you are interested, please submit a request for communication here www.ovplsoccer.com. All OVPL members will have a representative on the Board of Directors while being under the authority of the Executive Directors.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit to offer the only amateur competition throughout the tri-state (Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio) 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. Learn more about the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup by visiting the tournament website.
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. To learn more about US Club Soccer please visit their website.