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
Officiating Course Set -- It's Coming Up VERY Soon!
We finally have gotten the USSF Referee Class scheduled! Those who have responded to requests about the course have already been informed, but I wanted to cast a net as broad as possible. In order to start the process, click on this link:
You will notice that there are a number of steps in the process. NOTE: The process has changed!
In a nutshell,
1. There is an USSoccer online course that MUST be paid for and completed before you can fully register.
2. The NFHS Concussion Course must be taken prior to the class.
3. If over 18, the Safe Sports Course must be completed,
4. If over 18, a criminal background check must be successfully processed
5. All have to attend the in-person course (This Saturday morning)
6, All must attend the on-field session (This Saturday afternoon)
The COPL/OCL will provide a $50 "rebate" if a student accepts a minimum of eight assignments throughout the season. In addition, the league will OFFER a minimum of 10 assignments during the Fall season assuming the individual is meets the minimum availability requirements.
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: