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OHIO NORTH AND SOUTH ANNOUNCE UNIFIED STATE LEAGUE 


BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (May 8, 2020) - The Ohio South State League (OSSL) in cooperation with Ohio North Youth Soccer Association is excited to invite teams to apply to the league for the 2020-2021 season. OSSL provides elite teams a structured and competitive environment for player development while providing teams the ability to qualify for higher levels of competition in the US Youth Soccer Great Lakes Conference and US Youth Soccer National League Showcase Series. By accepting the best teams in both Ohio North and Ohio South, OSSL will showcase the strongest teams throughout Ohio. 


“Ohio South is excited to announce a unified State League with Ohio North,” said Ohio South Executive Director Gordon Henderson. “This is an incredible opportunity for teams in Ohio to play in one of the strongest state leagues in the country and expand the competitive experience for many clubs and teams.”


OSSL Structure Overview  

  • Playing Season 
    • Boys and Girls U12 – U14: August 7, 2020 – June 6, 2021
    • Boys and Girls U15 – U18/19: November 6, 2020 – June 6, 2021
  • Age Group Structure
    • Two divisions per age group per gender 
    • Each age group divided into a Premier Division (top) and First Division (bottom) 
    • 10 teams per division for U12-U14 age groups (20 total teams per age group) 
    • 8 teams per division for U15-U18/19 age groups (16 total teams per age group) 
  • Game Structure 
    • Yearlong season 
    • OSSL provides home and away schedule 
    • Self-schedule format
    • All games required to be played 
  • Application 
    • League fee of $700/team (this includes player/coach carding fees) 
  • Coaching License Requirements
    • One coach on the roster must hold at a minimum U.S. Soccer Provisional ‘D’ Coaching License or NSCAA National Diploma 


OSSL Application Periods

  • U12-U14 Application Period and Fee Deadline: Monday, June 8th Wednesday, June 24th
  • U15-U18/19 Application Period and Fee Deadline: Monday, July 20th Wednesday, August 26th



“Ohio North is thrilled to announce the creation of a unified State League with Ohio South,” said Ohio North Executive Director Jen Fickett.  “The OSSL will offer a superior level of competition with proven depth and quality as well as serves to provide Ohio North’s top clubs with a state-wide option to minimize costs and travel.”


#TakeFlight with us! For more information to find out if OSSL is the right fit for your team, visit https://www.osysa.com/ossl/ or contact Jen Schuppe, Operations Manager, at jschuppe@osysa.com or 513-576-9555.

 

 
 
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