Fall 2015 Elite Players League (EPL) - League News & Updates

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Fall 2015 Calendar

 

Friday, August 14, 2015 - All Team Registrations & Team Fees Due
Friday, August 28, 2015 - Preliminary Brackets
Monday, August 31, 2015 - Final Day to Appeal Bracket Placement **BRACKETS WILL BE IN DESCENDING ORDER**
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Final Brackets Posted 
 EPL PLAYING BRACKETS
Friday, September 4, 2015 - All OFFICIAL US CLUB Rosters Must be emailed to the League.  All Ohio Concussion Certification (Coaches & Parents) Due.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Preliminary Schedules
Monday, September 7, 2015 - Labor Day
Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13, 2015 - EPL Opening Weekend 

Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25, 2015 - Final EPL Games
Friday, October 30 - Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Rain Dates
 

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Fall 2015 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:  U6-U10:  7v7 including GKs on 60 yard x 40 yard fields with age-appropriate goals.
                                  U10-U11:  9v9 including GKs on 80 yard x 50 yard 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 U6-U10 Teams:  $395.00/team - Includes 7 games and Referee Fees or $200/team for 4 games and Referee Fees
  • League Fees for U10-U11 9v9 Teams that played EPL in Fall 2014 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 14, 2015 to:

OESA
256 East Sharon Road
Cincinnati, OH  45246


 

REGISTRATION/CARDING CHANGES FOR FALL 2015 - PLEASE READ!!!


In the past, we have allowed teams to register for the EPL through Ohio Elite.  We will no longer be offering this service.  Teams will still be able to register/card directly through their own Club Account on the US Club Soccer Website or, New for Fall 2015, by registering their individual team through the EPL Account on the US Club Soccer Website.  Details/Directions for both are listed below:
 

TEAM REGISTRATION THROUGH THE EPL:  If you plan to register your team through the EPL, you will need to complete the following items:

  • All Player/Coach Registration and Carding through the EPL Portal on the US Club Soccer Web Site.  Follow the Directions Here to Apply as a "Team" to US Club Soccer for Roster & Carding:
  • ​Go To www.usclubsoccer.org.
  • In the upper right hand corner, click on "Join US Club Soccer"
  • Scroll Down to "League Team Membership"
  • Click on "League Team Application"
  • Complete the "League Team Application" - Make sure you list the "Name of League you wish to Join" as ELITE PLAYERS LEAGUE
  • Submit the complete "League Team Application" by clicking "Submit" at the bottom of the application
  • Once you are approved by US Club Soccer, you will be able to login to the site, input your players, create your rosters, pay for your player cards and print your player cards.
  • If you have any questions about this process, please contact Tim Lesiak, EPL Director, at tlesiak@ohioelite.com.
  • Once Player/Coach Registration and Carding through the EPL Portal on the US Club Soccer Web Site has been completed, the following items will need to be sent to the EPL.
    • Roster with all Player/Coach Expiration dates of 08/01/2016 or later sent to the EPL by September 4, 2015.
    • Concussion Course Certificate for each coach/administrator that works with the players submitted to the EPL by September 4, 2015.
    • Concussion Parent Acknowledgement Form signed.

All Forms can be found on the links on the left-hand-side of this page.  Please send the above requested information to OESA, 256 East Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH  45246.
 

TEAM REGISTRATION THROUGH YOUR CLUB:  If you plan to register your team through your Club, you will need to complete the following items:

  • All Player/Coach Registration and carding through your host Club
  • Roster with all Player/Coach Expiration dates of 08/01/2016 or later sent to the EPL by September 4, 2015.
  • Concussion Course Certificate for each coach/administrator that works with the players submitted to the EPL by September 4, 2015.
  • Concussion Parent Acknowledgement Form signed.

All Forms can be found on the links on the left-hand-side of this page.  Please send the above requested information to OESA, 256 East Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH  45246.
 

ROSTER LIMIT:  14 Players, 3 coaches

START DATE:  September 11-13, 2015

END DATE:  October 23-25, 2015 (Rain Dates are October 30-November 1, 2015)

Any team currently registered and rostered through US Club can participate in the EPL—U6, U7, U8, U9, U10 or U11.

All the qualities that have made the league popular and well accepted remain in place.  Most importantly, we will always remain a non-results-oriented developmental league—no scores and no standings.  If you are playing in another league and would like some extra competition against varied opponents, the EPL can customize a four or six game schedule for you and adapt the fee accordingly.

Historically, Saturday afternoon games have worked well for field availability and for coaches that lead other teams in other leagues that play on Sundays.  This also prevents conflicts with Saturday a.m. baseball and other activities.  The EPL will also play on Friday Evenings and Sunday afternoons.