Fall 2016 Elite Players League (EPL) - League News & Updates

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2016/2017 FALL SEASON FAQ *UPDATED TO SHOW 7v7 FOR 2009's*

 

FALL 2016 CALENDAR

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016 (APPLY HERE)

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION/PAYMENT DUE:  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016 (Instructions here)

PRELIMINARY BRACKETS:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016 (HERE)

BRACKET APPEAL DUE:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016

FINAL BRACKETS:  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016 (RESCHEDULE INSTRUCTIONS)

OPENING WEEKEND OF MATCHES:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2016

UNDER THE LIGHTS MATCHES: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

FINAL WEEKEND OF MATCHES: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2016

RAIN OUT DATES: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28-30, 2016

 

**US SOCCER HEADING RULE EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016** 

 

 

The ELITE PLAYERS LEAGUE has become one of the top player development friendly league in Cincinnati, attracting more than 110 teams in the U6-U10 age divisions for boys and girls. All matches are played at the Olberding Training Facility in West Chester, manicured weekly for all matches. This is by far, the top facility for players in these age groups in the area. 

 

 

APPLY FALL 2016 HERE

Fall 2016 Elite Players League (EPL) - League Information

SANCTION:  US Club Soccer

LEAGUE DIRECTOR:  Tim Lesiak - info@ohioelite.com
 
LEAGUE COMMISSIONER:  Scott Wheeler - swheeler@ohioelite.com
 
LEAGUE E-MAIL:  swheeler@ohioelite.com
 
LEAGUE TWITTER ACCOUNT:  @OE_EPL
 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS:  (Boys and Girls);  No minimum age requirement; U6 players born after 7/31/09; U7 players born after 7/31/08; U8 players born after 7/31/07; U9 players born after 7/31/06; U10/U11 players born after 7/31/05.

LEAGUE FORMAT: 

  •     2010: 5v5 including GK on 40 yrd x 30 yrd fields with age appropriate goals
  •     2009, 2008, 2007: 7v7 including GKs on 60 yrd x 40 yrd fields with age-appropriate goals.
  •     2007:  9v9 including GKs on 80 yrd x 50 yrd fields with age-appropriate goals.

FIELD LOCATIONS:  Ohio Elite Training Center and other local sites in West Chester; keeping field sites relatively condensed allows for the scheduling of back-to-back games for coaches/trainers that have multiple teams, which there are many of; it also keeps ref assigning streamlined.  Your club has the potential to host if you have 6 or more teams from your club enter the league.

LEAGUE COSTS: 

  • League Fees for 5v5 and 7v7 Teams:  $395.00/team - Includes 7 games and Referee Fees or $200/team for 4 games and Referee Fees
  • League Fees for 9v9 Teams that played EPL in Fall 2015 and for NEW Teams US Club Carding through your own Club/Organization:  $200.00/team - Includes 4 games and Referee Fees

 

All checks need to be made out to Ohio Elite and sent by AUGUST 22nd, 2016 to:

OESA
256 East Sharon Road
Cincinnati, OH  45246


 

REGISTRATION/CARDING CHANGES FOR FALL 2016!!!

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Will the EPL go to birth year age grouping in the Fall 2016?
Yes, the EPL will register players by their birth year starting in the Fall 2016 season
 
Will the EPL have divisions for players under the age of 8?
Yes, we will offer divisions for all ages up to 2010 birth years
 
Will the EPL offer 9v9 for 2006’s?
Yes, we will offer a division with home and home between teams. This will be self scheduled between opponents.
 
Playing Formats
● 2010 and 2009 - 5v5 (4 field & a goalkeeper)
● 2007 and 2008, 2009- 7v7
● 2006 - 9v9