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
OCL Spring 2018 League Tournament Results Posted
We were able to dodge the thunder, lightning and rain for the most part this past weekend! Thanks to everyone for their cooperation this weekend. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your experience. Special thanks to the City of Hilliard and HOSA/Locomotive SC for providing the fields for the tournament.
We have posted the "Unofficial" OCL Spring 2018 League Tournament Final Results in two locations:
1. Under Documents (Forms, Rules, More on home page --> Documents --> OCL Spring 2018 League Tourament --> OCL Spring 2018 League Tournament Results
*** This workbook also contains a tab listing the winners/finalist for each division.
2. Teams --> Click on Choose a Team --> Select the OCL Spring 2018 League Tournament and the Division --> Click on Standings
*** If you notice and error, please let us know as soon as possible.
*** If you see your team listed in the Champions/Finalist tab and have not gotten your trophies, please text KC (614-381-1170) to make arrangements to pick them up.
The rules are posted in the scheduling tab for the tournament, but here they are:
Determination of Champions:
1. Four team divisions -- 3 pool play games followed by an additional game between the top two teams by tie-breaker rules
1A. The champion in the four team divisions will be determined by a single Championship Game.
2. Three/Five team divisions -- 4 pool play games with first and second place being determined by tie-breaker rules
3. Six team divisions -- 2 pool play games plus one crossover game for each team followed by a championship game between Pool A winner and Pool B winner determined by using tie-breaker rules.
4. In the cases of four team divisions the 1st and 2nd place teams from EACH POOL will play in their respective Championship Game.
5. Teams Forfeiting a game for any reason are NOT eligible for the Finals and/or to be a Champion or Finalist
6. If a team forfeits a game for using an illegal player, all results for that team shall be considered to be a 4-0 loss.
1. Total Points (THREE points for a win, ONE for a tie and ZERO for a loss),
2. Head-to-head (if three or more teams are tied, will only be used if ONE TEAM has beaten ALL of the others),
3. Goal Differential (maximum of four per game),
4. Goals Conceded (maximum of four more than scored),
5. A 3-player for each team Kicks from the Mark (i.e. PK Shootout).
** If one or more teams drop out at one level leaving more than one team, the remaining teams return to the top of the tie-breakers. In the event of a three way or more tie, teams are dropped out at each level and ranked (for ex. if three teams have a 1-0-1 record, with Team A having +4 goal differential, Team B having a +2 goal differential, and Team C having a +1 goal differential, the three teams are ranked based on their goal differential numbers). In the event that three or more teams tie, the group starts at the top tie-breaker and continues down the list until there is a tie-breaker in which not all teams tie. If two teams drop out at a single point, the two teams revert back to the top of the tie-breakers to determine their positions (i.e. head-to-head, goal differential, goals conceded). If three or four teams are involved the tournament director shall determine format of the PK shootout.
The Tournament Directors Shall have the final authority to make ANY changes to the tournament at their sole discretion.
With the exception of divisions with five teams and the older girls division, there is a Championship Game (the five team divisions play a round robin format with no Championship Game). Here is the schedule for the Finals (AND on 3rd place game!):
Division Start Facility Home_Team Visiting_Team
B09B Final 2:30 PM HC-C2 1st Pool A 1st Pool B
B09R Final 3:35 PM HC-C1 1st Pool A 1st Pool B
B09W Final 4:40 PM HC-C10 1st Overall 2nd Overall
B09X Final 3:35 PM HC-C3 1st Overall 2nd Overall
B10W Final 10:25 AM HC-C7 1st Pool A 1st Pool B
B10W 3rd 10:25 AM HC-C8 2nd Pool A 2nd Pool B
B11B FINAL 3:35 PM HC-D4 1st Overall 2nd Overall
B11R Final 10:25 AM HC-D3 1st Overall 2nd Overall
B12B Final 11:30 AM HC-D3 1st Pool A 1st Pool B
B13B Final 2:30 PM HC-E1 1st Overall 2nd Overall
B14B15B Final 3:35 PM HC-E1 1st Overall 2nd Overall
Information Concerning Parking, Field Layouts & Traffic Flow
IMPORTANT REMINDER: ONE way IN (West side of the entrance) and ONE way OUT (East side of the entrance/exit). Please be considerate of others using the park. Do not go the wrong way! All the way in to the back and then a left turn at the back to come to the front of the park. Thank you for your cooperation.
I will be providing an updated field map later on today. As always, parking will be very tight. Please, please, please car pool if you can. In addition to the surface lots, there will be additional parking at the very back right of the park (those playing on C3, C7, C8 and C9 will find this parking lot closest to their fields) along with additional parking up near the front left side of the park (those playing on fields E2, and D1, D2, D3 and D4 may find this lot will be convenient for getting out more quickly when leaving.
The fields C4, C5, C6 and E3 along with some areas up front on the left side of the park are all being converted to parking for the tournament.
Finally, there is significant construction on Scioto Darby Road. If possible, either go South on Cosgray to Scioto Darby (and then turn right onto Scioto Darby) or South on Elliot Rd to Scioto Darby (and then turn left onto Scioto Darby).
From the south and west take Alton Darby Creek Rd (or Walker Rd) to Scioto Darby Rd. Then head east on Scioto Darby.
If possible, avoid cutting across Cemetery Road to Scioto Darby Road as there is significant construction and lane limitations through the construction zone.