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
USSF Referee Classes in Central Ohio Schedule is Available!!!
For anyone interested in becoming a soccer referee for leagues including the OCL, the schedule has now been posted on the www.ossrc.com site. There are currently classes in multiple communities including Dublin, Pickerington, Westerville and Newark. Anyone who will be 14 or older during 2014 is eligible to take the class.
Apparently, the process for adding a game, changing a game or dropping a game has been dropped from the site. It is being added back in to avoid any errors in communication for these schedule modifications. First of all, the chief reason why the OCL needs to get involved is to increase the likelihood that all THREE TEAMS (home team, away team and REFEREE team) all arrive at exactly the same field, on the same day at the same time. We are not trying to be onerous, but we have had teams simply cancel a game without notifying either of the other two teams.
Here is the process:
1. E-mail your future potential opponent with a requested modification to the existing schedule by using the OCL GAME ADD, OCL GAME DROP or OCL GAME CHANGE in the subject line.
2. Include the following in the body of the e-mail:
A. Currently scheduled DATE (if DROP or CHANGE),
B. Currently scheduled TIME (if DROP of CHANGE),
C. Currently scheduled FIELD including complex and field number (if DROP or CHANGE),
D. Currently scheduled HOME TEAM (full name, please) (if DROP or CHANGE),
E. Currently scheduled AWAY TEAM (full name, please) (if DROP or CHANGE),
F. Proposed new DATE (N/A if DROP),
G. Proposed new TIME (N/A if DROP),
H. Proposed new FIELD including complex and field number (N/A if DROP),
I. Proposed new HOME TEAM (full name, N/A if DROP),
J. Proposed new AWAY TEAM (full name, N/A if DROP).
3. If you do NOT have a field, yet, please provide all other information.
4. Once you have received a REPLY with a CONFIRMATION that the GAME ADD, GAME DROP or GAME CHANGE has been agreed to, request a field from your field coordinator by forwarding the e-mail with your specific request to them (MAKE SURE TO SPECIFY A FIELD SIZE of 6v6, 8v8 or 11v11)!
5. After you have received the e-mail back confirming the availability of the field (obviously not required for a GAME DROP), forward that e-mail on to:
A. The opposing Coach/Team Admin
Once the game has been ADDED, DROPPED or CHANGED, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for the OCL Site.
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Stellini (Text is best) at 614-499-4352