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-19. In the Fall of 2018, the program expanded 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 offers a State Division for top level teams, an Elite Division for upper mid 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 2021 season, we began offering 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 offers 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 shares 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 can schedule games with COPL teams. Players can move freely between the two programs within the same club.
In addition, the OCL and COPL will offer 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
Ear Rings and Soccer Don't Mix
As a reminder to all coaches and parents, players CANNOT play in our league games while wearing ear rings. They cannot be taped! They cannot be covered with band aids! While we CANNOT make the player remove the ear rings, our referees can and will prevent them from participating with ear rings.
If a parent feels the need to get a player's ears pierced, the parent needs to understand the timing requirements for keeping ear rings in the ear vs. the timing of a team's game/practice/training schedule. Players should not practice/train with ear rings in either, but the league concerns itself with league game play. The club and coaches are responsible for the practice/training side.
1. The Coach/Admin Add/Drop/Modify Form is now available under the REGISTRATION tab in the horizontal listing near the top of our home page. NOTE: This is a MANUAL process of adding a contact. It can take up to 48 hours to get an individual added (Wednesday for the initial list since we will be adding teams to divisions on the site through the end of the day on Monday).
2. The end of the season is NOVEMBER 14th. NOTE:. Many fields close at the end of October.
3. As mentioned in earlier emails, teams only need to play teams in their sub division. If your team has 10 teams in your division/sub division and your club only funds 8 games, you may drop one and only one team from the division. No one team can be dropped more than two teams. More soon.
Ken and team
P.S. Sorry about the formatting of the previous message. We wanted to get information out, but only had access to a phone. Formatting is never good on this site from a phone.
Referee Availability Form for Fall 2021 is Available
We now have roughly 600 teams for this OSPL/COPL/OCL Fall 2021 Season. We are going to need a good number more referees than we have ever used before! Here is the form: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/NmgV0hZR