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
Referee Assigning Update
I have COMPLETED the INITIAL Referee Game Assignment Process.
What happens now???
* First of all, REFEREES need to go in and check to see if they have been assigned games that they have not yet ACCEPTED or DECLINED
* Secondly, I will now be adding additional games and assigning referees for those (not too many of these at this point!)
* The third step involves reassigning games that have either been added after I assigned that particular date or have been DECLINED by at least one referee
* The fourth step in the process is to remove referees from games they have been assigned, but for which they have neither accepted nor declined them and reassign those games to different referees
Once this step is completed, KC and/or I will be sending out daily -- or near daily -- broadcasts to fill new games and/or those whose referee(s) DECLINED the games, late.
Updated Quick Rules -- Home Teams Wear LIGHT Colored Jerseys
The OCL Fall 2017 Quick Rules (Found under DOCUMENTS when hovering over LEAGUE and then the OCL Fall 2017 Regular Season Folder) has been updated to confirm that Home Teams are to wear lighter colored jerseys and the Visiting Teams are to wear darker colored jerseys. This rule will only be enforced (in the regular season AND the OCL Tournament) WHEN there is a uniform conflict in the opinion of the referee.
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 email@example.com for information.
To register go to this link: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/hv7zSvz4
OCL Fall 2017 Referee Availability Form Is NOW Available!!!
Referees (and FUTURE Referees),
Th Fall 2017 Referee Availability Form (including OPDP games) is NOW Available!!!
Please complete at your earliest convenience. Over 60% of the regular season OCL and OPDP games are already loaded and ready for referee assignments! Assigning will start sooner than normal due to the early compliance by coaches!!!
NOT a referee, yet??? Go to www.ossrc.com and click on EVENT CALENDAR. I am teaching a class in Hilliard (8/8,8/9 and 8/11) followed up by an OHSAA HS Soccer BRIDGE Class (www.ohsaa.org to register) for CURRENT (or those taking the class in Hilliard in August) USSF referees (8/15 and 8/16).