The Ohio Champions League (OCL), started in 2009, is designed for youth soccer teams above the recreational level between the ages of U-07 and U-15. This season, we are pleased to be expanding "up" to include the Central Ohio Premier League (COPL). The COPL will include the top teams from the top clubs in the Central Ohio area. Nearly all of these teams are professionally-coached teams.
The COPL will offer an Elite Division for top level teams and a Premier Division for mid level teams. The Ohio Champions League will continue to offer the Blue Division for the upper level teams, the Red Division for mid-level teams and the White Division for lower level teams. In the Spring 2019 season, we expect to offer a full program up through U-19.
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.
The primary mission of the COPL is to provide a competitive local soccer environment for the upper and mid-level teams from some of the top clubs in Central Ohio that will play games in Central Ohio. The COPL will offer teams with the opportunity to play against upper level and mid-level competition right here in Central Ohio without playing "home games" 60 miles from Columbus. The COPL will share many of the qualities of the OCL including flexibility in scheduling, roster flexibility and a willingness to be flexible to work for the benefit for all teams.
Teams from the OCL will be able to schedule games with COPL teams. Players will be able to move freely between the two programs within the same club.
In addition, the OCL and COPL will offer a joint season-ending tournaments at the end of each Fall and Spring season.
Should you have further questions about the OCL, please feel free to send us an e-mail
should you have any questions.
Ken and KC McMahon
Unique Opportunity in Central Ohio
Brad Friedel 310 Clinic - Columbus, OH
Coaches and Players Clinic July 27th - 29th, 2018
Birth Years: 2003 - 2010
$250 per player (registering with 4 players or more)
Following last year's successful Brad Friedel BF310 Clinic held at the Easton Soccer Fields, we are delighted to announce that Brad will be returning to Columbus this year for a Coaches and Players Development Clinic. Since his visit last year, while Head Coach of the US Mens Under 19 National Team, Brad has since been appointed as Head Coach of New England Revolution in MLS. Brad will be assisted by former US Mens' National Team player, and Columbus Crew Assistant Coach, Mike Lapper. After serving on the US Mens' Under 19 Coaching Staff, Mike is currently one of Brad's Assistant Coaches at New England.
The format for this year's Clinic, is aimed at both Coaching Education and Development, and Youth Player Development; and is designed to be Club neutral and open to all Soccer clubs in Central Ohio.
Who should attend:
All club-level players entering the Fall 2018 Season from Under 9 (Birth Year 2010) to Under 16 (Birth Year 2003) wishing to improve their technical, physical and tactical ability. This is an opportunity to be coached in a serious environment and be exposed to a curriculum, methodology and mindset employed at the highest level academies in world soccer.
All Coaches with at least 2 years' experience of club-level coaching. Coaches will have the opportunity to assist Brad in coaching in all sessions and help deliver his curriculum (copies provided). Coaches will attend a unique coaches round-table forum; where Brad will discuss coaching philosophy, training session planning and curriculum, game day preparation, and his thoughts on how coaches can best serve youth players in the development process. Besides playing at a very high level as a player from US youth through College and MLS, to Europe and the Premier League, Olympics and the World Cup; Brad now has coached at every level, from US youth club, to Tottenham Hotspurs' renowned professional youth academy, to US Soccer Federation national team and now professionally in MLS. He is the holder of the world's top coaching qualification, the UEFA Pro License. As one of the United States' greatest ever players, and now one of its brightest young coaching minds, Brad's unique experience offers an unparalleled perspective.
if you plan to register your child with 4 players or more)
Cost for Coaches: FREE if affiliated to any registered player
(Otherwise nominal fee of $50)
(BF310 Affiliated Club players to receive a discount*)
*BF310 Affiliate Club
An Ohio native, Brad Friedel is perhaps the most successful US Soccer player of all time. Formed out of his BF310 commercial brand (representing his record for the most number of consecutive English Premier League appearances by any player, 310), BF310 is his active technical soccer brand, encompassing Friedel's coaching philosophy and programs. The benefits for affiliated clubs include, amongst others; current and updated coaching curriculum; clinic opportunities and discounts; elite player assessment and recommendations for clubs. For further information, please contact