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Fall 2014 Elite Players League (EPL) - League News & Updates

Fall 2014 Calendar

 

Friday, August 1, 2014 - Team Registration Form Due
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Preliminary Brackets Posted Online
Monday, August 18, 2014 - Last Day to Appeal Brackets
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Final Brackets Posted Online
Friday, August 29, 2014 - All Rosters Must be emailed to the League (only Teams carding with their Club and not the EPL).  All Ohio Concussion Certification (Coaches & Parents) Due.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Schedules Posted
Monday, September 1, 2014 - Labor Day
Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7, 2014 - EPL Opening Weekend
Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Final EPL Games
Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 21, 2014 - Rain Dates
Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Rain Dates

 

 

Fall 2014 Elite Players League (EPL) - League Information

SANCTION:  US Club Soccer

LEAGUE DIRECTOR:  Tim Lesiak - info@ohioelite.com
 
LEAGUE COMMISIONER:  Scott Wheeler - swheeler@ohioelite.com
 
LEAGUE E-MAIL:  info@ohioelite.com
 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS:  (Boys and Girls);  No minimum age requirement; U6 players born after 7/31/08; U7 players born after 7/31/07; U8 players born after 7/31/06; U9 players born after 7/31/05; U10 players born after 7/31/04; U11 players born after 7/31/03.

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: 

  • U6-U10 7v7 Carding through your own Club:  $340.00/team - Includes 7 games and Referee Fees
  • U6-U10 7v7 Carding through the EPL:  $450.00/team - Includes 7 games, Player/Coach Cards, Roster & Referee Fees
  • U10-U11 9v9 Carding through your own Club:  $400.00/team - Includes 7 games and Referee Fees
  • U10-U11 9v9 Carding through the EPL:  $500.00/team - Includes 7 games, Player/Coach Cards, Roster & Referee Fees

All checks need to be made out to Ohio Elite and sent by August 1, 2014 to:

OESA
256 East Sharon Road
Cincinnati, OH  45246


 


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

  • US Club Membership Form for each player.
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for each player.
  • Small, Color Picture of each player.
  • Risk Management Confirmation Number for each Coach.
  • Small, Color Picture of each coach.
  • Concussion Course Certificate for each coach/administrator that works with the players
  • Concussion Parent Acknowledgement Form signed.

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

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 08/01/2015 or later sent to the EPL by August 29, 2014.
  • Concussion Course Certificate for each coach/administrator that works with the players submitted to the EPL by August 29, 2014.
  • Concussion Parent Acknowledgement Form signed.

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

ROSTER LIMIT:  14 Players, 3 coaches

START DATE:  September 5-7, 2014

END DATE:  October 17-19, 2014 (Rain Dates are October 24-26, 2014 and November 1-2, 2014)

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 at times on Friday Evenings and Sunday afternoons.