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Ohio Valley Elite 2023

Every participant looking to tryout must pre register below (FREE) and will either be accepted or rejected after the tryouts are concluded. If accepted, a $50 deposit MUST be paid in order to lock your roster spot in!

Tryout details are located at the bottom of the "Become Elite" page

Practices begin in July and will run through the week prior to Thanksgiving.

12u (7th Grade)

Registration closes on 05/14/2023 at 09:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/18/2023 to 11/19/2023

11u (6th Grade)

Registration closes on 07/31/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/18/2023 to 11/19/2023

2023 Details

Registration for tryouts will start on December 1st 2022.

Roster Requirements (4th through 6th)

No District Restrictions
No Weight Limits

Must maintain a C average
11u (6th Grade) Can not turn 12 prior to August 1, 2023 OR must show proof of being in 6th Grade
12u (7th Grade) Can not turn 13 prior to August 1, 2023 OR must show proof of being in 7th grade

(listed on right side of page)

Organized Team Activies (OTA's)
(Held from 6-7:30pm at Walden Ponds Community Church)
May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 24th & May 31st
June 7th, June 14th, June 21st & June 28th

Mandatory Practices Begin July 18th
Conditioning - July 18th, July 20th, July 24th & July 25th
Helmets Only - July 27th & July 31st
Full Pads - August 1st

Practice Structure
Our 11 & 12u teams will practice together throughout the week developing each other and learning the game while perfecting their technique. By practicing together, both teams will be able to help the other prepare for their upcoming games in a more effective manner and in addition have more players to practice with and against, thus elevating their level of play. Think of it as a JV and Varsity team practicing together.

Season Structure (Both Teams)
10 Game
Minimum Regular Season
Inaugural Ohio Valley Invitational Post Season Tournament
1 Kentucky or Indiana Post Season Tournament
Battle In Rocky Top National Championship
Season Cost $200 (additional $50 if you need the use of a helmet, welcome to bring your own, just have it painted Matte Black)

**All Details are Subject to Change**

Tryout Schedule




March 4, 2023



March 11, 2023



March 25, 2023



April 1, 2023



April 15, 2023



April 22, 2023



April 29, 2023



April 30, 2023



Tryouts will consist of multiple offensive, defensive, speed, agility, strength & conditioning drills.

After your tryout is completed you will be notified within 48 hours if you were accepted or not or if you need to come to another tryout. All players only need to attend one of the tryouts. Season Cost $200 (additional $50 if you need the use of a helmet)

Middle School or Elite??

Ohio is different than other states when it comes to 7th & 8th Grade football whereas the OHSAA oversees 7th & 8th grade and other states just have club programs until High School.

At the end of the day, this is a decision that should be left up to the player

OHSAA only allows you to play in a maximum of 8 games as a 7th/8th grader. There are no playoffs, post season play or any "light at the end of the tunnel." You'll work all season long with a teacher that is getting paid 3-4k extra a year to coach your team that more than likely doesn't love the game that much and against competition that isn't all that great. If you just want to play 8 games at 12 years old and don't really have any future goals for the game of football, middle school is just fine. 

If you want to have a season filled with hard work development, playing high level competition, and actually have some post season tournaments to look forward to, then Ohio Valley Elite is the way to go.

One other big goal we have is to get our talent noticed by upper level high schools in the area. We've had tremendous success In the past sending over half our team to private and high level public schools and we look forward to continuing that trend. Our gameplan is to reach out to high level programs in the area to watch our kids and potentially offer them better opportunities for their High School Careers.

These 7th & 8th grade years are potentially the most important 2 years of your child's football career, don't waste them!!!


In 2014, a group of Cincinnati Area coaches came together to form a select football team known as the Ohio Valley Elite.  The team would become the first of its kind and go on to win THREE National Championship tournaments over the next two seasons.  The athletes involved have went on to dominate their High School careers and in some cases earn scholarships to play the game they love and obtain a great education. Some of which are now playing D1 level football at schools like UC, Ohio State, Northwestern & LSU.

After a 4 year hiatus . . . The Ohio Valley Elite returned in 2020 as a post season football team.  Despite being together for only 5 weeks, OV finished with a 5-2 record.  In 2021 we went ALL IN on a full and extended season of football traveling to TN and competing against some of the best competition in the area.  In 2022 we played against some of the toughest teams in the area and best of all, we went on to win the Battle In Rocky Top giving our program it's FOURTH National Championship! We are about developing, competing and creating memories for our youth with NO DRAMA.


Ohio Valley Elite
PO Box 388 
Trenton, Ohio 45067

Phone: 513-919-1993
Email: [email protected]

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