As outlined in the OSYSA Constitution the program “will offer programs to participate in national and international competitions and national championships:” This program will provide the highest standard of competitive play for youth teams in Ohio South and assure the continued growth and development of elite level players. The program should also increase opportunities for the education of players, coaches, referees and spectators.

The US Youth Soccer National League Great Lakes Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier. The Great Lakes Conference consists of teams primarily from New York West, Pennsylvania West, West Virginia, Ohio North, Ohio South, Indiana and Kentucky. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League.