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
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Now that over 95% of the expected games have been added into the system, we are now in the process of assigning specific fields and assigning referees. If you are a referee who would like to referee in the OCL, please complete this form: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/B1ZCkAEc
The game assigning process has now started. The assigning process takes several weeks to complete with March 17th being the targeted completion date.
The Northwest area of Columbus has been under served in the area of soccer for many years. The initial program will be a low-cost weekend-only program that will be held at Olde Sawmill Park in Northwest Columbus. The more advanced players in this program will be able to join Dublin United Soccer Club or Worthington United Soccer Club in the future.
Contact Ken McMahon 614-515-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
To register go to this link: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/hv7zSvz4