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Ohio Valley Premier League

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Anyone seen the news on this new adult amateur soccer league? Sounds like the League is up to 6 teams already.

https://ovplsoccer.com/

The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) has received sanctioning from US Club Soccer and is set to kick off in May 2020. A first of its kind in the region, the OVPL will seek to provide a competitive league for players of all ages, beginning with a competitive amateur men’s division.

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 division allows for players as young as sixteen (16) years old to compete in a structure that provides an opportunity for competition in the country’s longest-running tournament in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. 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.

Could be exciting for southeastern Ohio to get involved in certain areas:
  • Logan
  • Athens
  • Portsmouth
  • Marietta
  • Lancaster
  • Zanesville
Any thoughts?



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Re: Ohio Valley Premier League

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Announcements happened the four days after Christmas. Now the League is up to 7 teams.
  • Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (Highland Heights, KY)
  • Indy Saints FC (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Lexington Landsharks (Lexington, KY)
  • FC Pride (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Cincy SC (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Valhalla FC (Milford, OH)
  • Cincinnati Swerve (Fairfield, OH)



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Re: Ohio Valley Premier League

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Announcements will be made this week, according to the website.

League is up to 10 teams. https://ovplsoccer.com/

Any talks of the southeastern Ohio area adding a team or more? Could be interesting to get Shawnee State involved.



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The League is up to 12 teams now. Rumor is there will be a women's announcement too.



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Announced on Saturday, OVPL will have a women's division. Supposedly 5 women's teams are committed.

https://ovplsoccer.com/blog/ovpl-womens ... on-in-2020



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Today's announcement states the men's division has stopped at 12 teams for the 2020 season.
  • Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC
  • Indy Saints FC
  • Lexington Landsharks
  • FC Pride
  • Cincinnati SC
  • Valhalla FC
  • Cincy Swerve
  • Ohio Premier
  • Croatia Juniors
  • Ohio Galaxies FC
  • Hoosier FC
  • Cincy Saints SC
Women's division:
  • Lexington Landsharks
  • Cincinnati Sirens
  • 3 more?



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