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More Scheduling Updates
  Coaches and Admins, Here are a number of updates...
Divisions Finalized -- What to Know About Scheduling
  All, The finalized divisions have now been...
New Grassroots Ref Course + Scheduling Update
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Daily Scheduling Updates
by Ken McMahon posted 1/25/2023

Coaches and Admins,

Over the past 36 hours or so, a number of changes have been made. 

1.  We will continue to dynamically update the individual team contacts for each team throughout the day as we process the adds/modifies/drops.  Each of the six spreadsheets have been updated (and will continue to be) under Hey Coach/Coach News.  Need a contact added/dropped or modified?  Here is the form:

https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/SJhSSsNJ

2.  We will continue to add/remove teams as we receive these requests.  MANY of these requests will end up not being granted based on current division configurations.  The most common request at this point will be late team drops.  Other than communicating this information, there is not a whole lot that can be done in these cases.  If a change needs to be made for a team, please complete this form:

https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/kAyW8Qp1

2A.  Due to repeated confusion between WU94 U-09/U-10 teams with Worthington parent-coached teams, team names have been changed.  WU Cardinals teams (NOT to be confused with Worthington Cardinals teams!) have been renamed WU Black, while WU Warriors teams have been renamed WU Gray and WU Wolves teams have been renamed WU White.  ALL contacts have been updated.  

3.  Reminders concerning scheduling of games:

     *  All teams are expected to play all teams within their division/subdivision.

     *  It is not acceptable at this point to tell a divisional opponent that their schedule is Full.

     *  DOCUMENT emails and texts to teams that are not responding -- we will use this information to either force a team to schedule an opponent OR to explain why one team did NOT reasonably respond.

     *  Once a team has scheduled all divisional teams, they can begin scheduling games against ANY OTHER TEAM in any division or age group!

     *  IMPORTANT POINT FOR COACHES/ADMINS:  Team schedules are being built between January 22nd AND February 5th.  Do NOT bury your head in the sand.  If you have ZERO GAMES or ONE GAME scheduled, you are putting your team BEHIND! 

     *  IF you need HELP, TEXT Barb (812-493-3013), KC (614-381-1170) or Ken (614-515-9300).

4.  We will conduct a New Coaches/New Admins Meeting on SATURDAY, January 28th at 10:00AM (this will be a virtual meeting -- link will be sent by Friday evening).

5.  The league tournament dates are available on the OCL Calendar on the OCL home page.

6.  Please avoid scheduling games during the two Nike Challenge Cup weekends and the second weekend of the League Tournaments as there will be an extra 500-700 games on those weekends and we simply run out of referees.  Please see the OCL Calendar for dates if unsure.

7.  As a starting point, please tentatively schedule weekend games using the following start times:  8:40AM/10:00AM/11:20AM/12:40PM/2:00PM/3:20PM/4:40PM/6:00PM/7:20PM.

8.  If a single coach is scheduling games back-to-back on a weekend, those games can be scheduled more tightly together than the above times.  

9.  If you are adding a game, UNLESS you know your exact field number, please use DUMMY fields (i.e. Darree 7v7 Field, etc.) rather than guessing on a field number.  

10.  If you cannot find a field/dummy field (the fields are sorted by City/Park/Field #), DO NOT ADD A NEW FIELD -- EVERY TIME you enter a field name, another instance of that field will be added to the fields data base further slowing down the system for everyone.

Next update coming within the next 12 to 36 hours.

OSPL/COPL/OCL Team

 
 
Daily Scheduling Updates
by Ken McMahon posted 1/24/2023

Coaches and Admins,

We continue to add/modify/drop contacts on a daily basis.  Today's updates took place at about 7:00AM this morning.  Each of the contact lists have been updated as of 7:20AM (those lists can be found at the very bottom of the Hey Coach/Coach News).

All teams should be able to enter their own games into the system (view the tutorial undere Useful Coach/Administrator Information under the Forms, Rules, Referees and More on the OCL home page).  The Game Add/Drop/Modify Process is ONLY USED after we have locked the system down for the season! 

If a contact must still be modified, complete this form:

https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/SJhSSsNJ

If a team has an extreme situation (keep in mind that in most cases, teams can already schedule any team willing to play them outside of their division ONCE a team has scheduled all teams within their division.), they will consider making a divisional change.  IF you encounter a team NOT participating, but listed, please forward them this form in order for us to properly remove them.

Here is the form to request a change or drop:

https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/kAyW8Qp1

Much more soon!

OSPL/COPL/OCL Team

 
 
More Scheduling Updates
by Ken McMahon posted 1/23/2023

Coaches and Admins,

Here are a number of updates for this afternoon, January 23rd as of 3:00PM:

1.  The Scheduling System IS OPEN for the Spring 2023 Season.

2.  CURRENT Contacts for each of the age groups and genders have been uploaded to the Hey Coach/Coach News section of the website.  

They can be found by:

A.  Go to www.ohiochampionsleague.com

B.  Sign in (with the email receiving this broadcast and enter your password/create a password by clicking on the ?)

C.  Go to Hey Coach/Coach News

D.  Scroll to the very bottom (it may be a long scroll!) of the list

E.  Click on the list applying to your team.

3.  IF you need to add/drop/modify a Coach/Team Admin, complete this form (NOTE:  A check with the DOC may be made BEFORE such an add is made):

https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/SJhSSsNJ

4.  More useful information can be found under USEFUL INFORMATION FOR COACHES/TEAM AMINS This information can be found by following directions posted YESTERDAY on the site.

 

OSPL/COPL/OCL Team

 
 
Divisions Finalized -- What to Know About Scheduling
by Ken McMahon posted 1/22/2023

All,

The finalized divisions have now been published under Coach News/Hey Coach.  We will be offering several new coach/admin courses over the next several days, BUT, the information you really need is already provided on our OCL Site.

Where to Start?

go to www.ohiochampionsleague.com

Click on Forms, Rules, Referees and More

Click on Useful Information for Coaches/Team Admins

You can also go to the Spring 2023 Regular Season Tab to find the sample email to send to eligible coaches

 

Which teams MUST I play?

All teams are expected to play teams in their division or subdivision at least once.  If teams cannot agree on a location, the league can step in and mandate a location (NOTE:  The league will not mandate a neutral site for a game when the two teams can easily drive 30 minutes or so to one of the team's home parks.  Teams are expected to work through such issues, but, the league can be the final arbiter).
 
How should I build my schedule?
Teams can elect to play teams outside of their gender, age group or division/subdivision at any time.  At the same time, teams MUST leave space for a team within their subdivision/division.  Our goal is NOT to be the scheduling police, but rather to encourage teams to schedule other teams within their division. 
 
When can I schedule teams OUTSIDE of my subdivision/division?
Teams can begin scheduling outside of their division as soon as they have scheduled all games of teams within their own division or subdivision.  Exceptions to scheduling requirements will only be waived under unusual circumstances which would include a minimum of THREE contact attempts including at least TWO of these contact methods:
1.  Email
2.  Phone Call/Voice Message
3.  Text Message
4.  Other social media contact
over a period of a MINIMUM of seven days.
 
Much more soon INCLUDING the posting of contact information by age group.
OSPL/COPL/OCL Team
 
 
 
New Grassroots Ref Course + Scheduling Update
by Ken McMahon posted 1/14/2023

All,

We still have about 8 openings in the referee class TOMORROW morning in Hilliard 9AM-1PM -- if you know someone, get them to register and at least start the online part of the course:  https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee.  There is still time to get registered!

We are rapidly adding new contacts and connecting them to teams.  We are also making a number of division tweaks.  With luck, we will be opening the scheduling process as early as tomorrow evening.

OSPL/COPL/OCL Team

 
 

Documents


Microsoft Excel file BU08 to BU10 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  BU08 to BU10 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file BU11 to BU12 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  BU11 to BU12 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file BU13 to BU19 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  BU13 to BU19 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file GU08 to GU10 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  GU08 to GU10 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file GU11 to GU12 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  GU11 to GU12 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file GU13 to GU19 Spring 2023 Team Contacts-  GU13 to GU19 Spring 2023 Team Contacts as of 01.25.23 at 7:30PM

Microsoft Excel file OSPL/COPL/OCL Spring 2023 Tent. Div. 7.1-  Spring 2023 FINAL Divisions Including All Subdivisions. This list updated on 01/25/23 largely to remove several teams for the Spring 2023 Season.

Adobe PDF file TeamAdminAndCoachContactLookUpInstructions *-  This document contains a screen shot step-by-step process to locate opposing team and referee contact information for a particular game.

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.