I. Club match venue must measure at least 100 yards long by 68 yards wide. Clubs are encouraged to provide clean changing rooms, shower facilities, and towels at or nearby match venue. The host venue must have benches for each team and referee.
II. Match results will be submitted within thirty (30) minutes of match completion. The match report will be submitted within two (2) hours of match completion.
III. Please allot for match venue availability two (2) hours before kickoff and one (1) hour postgame. A match-day timeline is required to ensure consistency throughout the League.
IV. Matches starting after 6:00 pm must have adequate lighting capabilities in the event of darkness, suspension, or postponement.
V. Water must be provided by a host. It is required to have one (1) water cooler per team available at the pitchside with cups and/or bottles. Clubs are encouraged to provide water in the changing rooms for pregame, halftime, and postgame.
VI. The League encourages hosts to provide meals following competitions. However, no Club is required to provide postgame meals for opponents.
VII. Host Club is responsible for changing the kit if a clash occurs.
VIII. Required Game Day Staff: certified health professional (ATC, MD), ball retrievers, scorekeeper/statistician. Recommended Game Day Staff: ticket staff, visiting team liaison, hospitality, social media coordinator, video coordinator.
IX. Personnel allowed on the bench during the match: coaching staff (five permitted), certified medical staff, and available substitutes. Only players on the match-day lineup sheet are permitted on the bench.
X. Represent the League, your Club, and yourself as professionally as possible. We are committed to growing the game and developing the soccer culture in each community. Please respect the game, opponents, teammates, referees, and fans.
XI. The Ohio Valley Premier League shall comply with the IFAB Laws of the Game, and the only exemptions shall be detailed in this document.