Highest Levels of Competition


Great Lakes Conference

US Youth Soccer Conferences

The US Youth Soccer Conferences make up the multi-state tier of the Leagues Program.


The network of 13 competitive Conferences operate at a multi-state level — providing high-level competition on a consistent basis at a targeted local level.


Teams in the top division (Premier I) of each Conference may have an opportunity to advance to the US Youth Soccer National League and the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.


Ohio Soccer Unified      State League


The Ohio South State League (OSSL), in cooperation with Ohio North Youth Soccer Association, is excited to announce the inclusion of Ohio North teams to the league beginning Fall 2020, culminating in the Ohio Soccer State League.


OSSL’s structured and competitive environment for player development will become even stronger with the addition of the best teams from Ohio North. OSSL continues to provide 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.


“Ohio Soccer 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.”

With the incorporation of new teams, OSSL structure will be modified in the following ways:

  • Two divisions per age group and 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 teams total per age group)

  • All teams in OSSL are eligible for GLC placement

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