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 2020 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
Looking for a Game to Watch This Afternoon?
If you are looking for a soccer game to watch this afternoon, consider heading to Capital University for a 3PM game. Two top 10 Nationally Ranked High School teams square off in an interstate game. The #1 ranked HS team in the nation, St. Ignatius out of Cleveland, takes on #8 ranked St. Xavier out of Louisville, Ky.
You can sign up for the site for free if you want to get rid of the sign in/sign up box in the middle of the screen. Compared to Club Soccer, most HS games are not particularly exciting. This one could be worth the trip.
With COPL/OCL Fall 2019 Regular Season Scheduling just around the corner, it is time to begin collecting availability for referees for this COPL/OCL Fall 2019 Regular Season. If interested in participating in the largest soccer program in Central Ohio (now nearing 400 teams!) as a referee, please complete this form: