Saints International Academy U-23 Men’s Team
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate the only premier U23 mens soccer 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.
What is OVPL?
- OVPL is the Ohio Valley Premier League, an under-23 league.
- OVPL additionally provides the ability for overage players to participate (23 years and older).
- There are 22 teams, divided into two conferences.
- Each team plays ten games within the conference, with a semifinal and final at the end of July.
- Opportunity to advance to US Open Cup
- Former MLS Youth Academy, Head Coach
- Former US Soccer Development Academy, Head Coach
- Season Duration: May 1st through July 31st (3-months)
- Training: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
- Anticipate a weekend game each week
- Semifinals week of July 24th
- Finals July 31st
Training/ Game Location:
- Game Field and Training Field (Turf): Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road, Columbus OH 43213
- Alternative Training Location(Grass): Murfin Fields, 4570 Haughn Rd, Grove City, OH
- Regional travel for away games (Ohio Valley)
- Fully funded for players by SFA.