The Ohio Champions League (OCL) is a youth soccer league with nearly 200 teams ranging in age from U-07 to U-14. This season, we are pleased to welcome teams from the Central Ohio Select Soccer League (COSSL) into our program. These teams are nearly all professionally-coached teams. They will be a welcome addition to our league.
As our program has continued to evolve, professional training and/or coaching has become more prevalent each season. While most of the teams in the program are parent-coached, nearly all have access to professional trainers either for individual player skill development or team technical or tactical training. Most of our U-07 to U-09 teams are professionally-coached club-level teams.
The primary mission of the OCL is to provide an enjoyable soccer environment for a wide range of players desiring to play above the basic community-based recreational program. The OCL provides its teams, coaches, parents and players with tremendous flexibility in terms of game scheduling dates/times, opponents (including younger/older aged-teams as desired by the coaches), number of games, etc. The league allows for in-season roster flexibility as well.
In addition, the league sponsors season-ending tournaments at the end of each Fall and Spring season.
Beginning with the Spring 2012 season, the OCL is partnering with a brand new referee association -- the Mid Ohio Soccer Officials Association (MOSOA) -- in order to provide a development environment for our referee community as well.
Should you have further questions about the OCL, please feel free to send us an e-mail
Natalie Baker Stellini and Ken McMahon
THREE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENTS for the 2013-14 Coaches & Referees
OCL 2013-14 Coaches and All Referees,
This will be the FINAL BROADCAST to ALL OCL Fall 2013-14 Coaches and All Referees.
Three quick items:
1. FINAL NOTICE for a pair of NEW REFEREE CLASSES
2. THE FINAL DEADLINE to add a team to the OCL FOR THE FALL 2014 SEASON IS SUNDAY, JULY 20th
3. Please take a few minutes to complete the OCL 2013-14 COACHES SURVEY (Referees will get their chance soon)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF REFEREE CLASSES
TWO REFEREE CLASSES that, when COMBINED will allow an individual to referee ANY YOUTH GAME (in the US) AND ANY HIGH SCHOOL GAME (in Ohio) Those attending BOTH classes will be eligible to referee ANY YOUTH GAME up through U-19 (OCL, recreational games, other club games, club tournaments, etc.) AND Ohio High School games up to and including OHSAA varsity games.
These classes COMBINED only take about the same amount of time as an OHSAA class alone takes!!!
Individuals who are ALREADY USSF Referees can enroll in the OHSAA Bridge Class ONLY in order to obtain their OHSAA license.
The dates for the classes are:
USSF Entry Level (for YOUTH GAMES):
July 17 (6PM-9PM), July 18 (6PM-9PM), and July 19 (9AM-2PM)
ALL CLASSES will be held at the New Radiant Life Church located at 7100 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43016
REMINDER: First e-mail of OCL Fall 2014 Teams is WEDNESDAY!
OCL Spring 2014 Coaches,
First of all, please note that we will be updating the distribution list to the Fall 2014 list as of this coming Sunday.
Secondly, The OCL Fall 2014 Team Registration Form has been renamed and it has been moved. It is now called the OCL Fall 2014 Team Registration Form since ALL teams must register for the OCL Fall 2014 season the same way. Secondly, it is now located under ONLINE FORMS on the vertical menu on the left side of the home page.
Also, the OCL Fall 2014 Calendar has been updated. It can be found under CALENDARS on the horizontal bar of the home page. The DEADLINE for all teams to register is approaching rapidly. For teams wishing to be in the initial registered teams listing, the deadline is WEDNESDAY, JULY 9th to make that list.
For non-returning coaches, you will be receiving approximately two more e-mail reminders before we kick over to the Fall 2014 distribution list. You will be falling off of the list by Sunday. Sorry in advance for the inconvenience, but some returning coaches need some nudging to get them to register.