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Fall 2024 Carding and Scheduling Events are Open!

Club admins can register teams in GotSport now!

Coaches/team admins - please contact your club admin to confirm your teams registration process!


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.  For the Fall 2021 Season, the Ohio State Premier League (OSPL) was added as the Top Division of the Program.

The OSPL only offers one division, the State Division.  The COPL continues to offer one to three Elite Divisions for upper mid level teams and Premier Divisions 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 OSPL provides top level local teams and some non-local teams the opportunity to play against the best teams in the area and beyond.  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.  COPL teams can play OSPL teams.  Players can move freely between the three programs within the same club.  

In addition, the OCL, COPL and OSPL will offer joint season-ending tournaments at the end of each Fall and Spring season.  All of our programs are proudly sanctioned through USClub Soccer.

Should you have further questions about any of these programs, please feel free to send us an e-mail ( to us.

Thank you,
Ken, Barb, KC and the Program Team

Spring 2024 League Schedules

Here is the current OSPL/COPL/OCL Spring 2024 Game Schedule:

Many field assignments are still needed in order to secure referees.

Important Information and Links for Coaches and Admins

Coaches and Admins, 

If you need to add/modify/drop a game, please complete this form:

If you need to add/modify/drop a contact, please complete this form:

Here is a copy of the original scheduling email for those who missed it:

NOTE CHANGE:  BU08 5v5 RED Division Tournament will be the THIRD WEEKEND!


1.  In our program, ALL TEAMS SELF SCHEDULE their own games!  

2.  To Clarify #1 above, the OSPL/COPL/OCL Program does NOT SCHEDULE GAMES!

3.  The next 10 days will determine (along with the weather in the Spring!) how successful and organized your Spring Season will be!

4.  Once the contact information has been broadcast, teams are to reach out to other teams in their division/subdivision.  ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY ALL TEAMS IN THEIR DIVISION/SUBDIVISION!  This provision ONLY APPLIES WHEN TEAMS MAKE REQUESTS AND RESPOND TO REQUESTS BY SUNDAY, JANUARY 14th!  Put another way, if a team refuses or otherwise fails to respond to a divisional/sub divisional opponent within one week, the Program CAN waive the requirement to play an opponent thus freeing up the team to find another opponent.

5.  Teams typically reach out via email, text (when a number is available) or phone call (once again, when a number is available).

6.  Teams will add games to the schedule via a link to the above six categories of teams.

7.  Teams are expected to play a minimum of the number of opponents in their own subdivision and in some cases, will be expected to play at least one game against a team in a different division/sub division.

8.  Many communities have specific "gaps" between games (for example, 90 minutes between start times).  Make sure you KNOW your community's rules regarding start times, IF they have them.

9.  For communities who do NOT have specified start times, please use 8:40AM, 10:00AM, 11:20AM, 12:40PM, 2:00PM, 3:20PM, 4:40PM, 6:00PM and (when daylight permits) 7:20PM.  During the week, stacking games is preferred.  We will be providing approximate sunset times throughout the Spring to serve as a guide as to how late games can be scheduled.

10.  Please note when your team may be playing in the League Tournament OR Outside Tournaments.  The weekends for the League Tournaments are:

Weekend 1 (May 3-5) will be Girls Stripes, Stars and White Teams All Ages
Weekend 2 (May 10-12) will be Boys White teams and ALL Boys/Girls Red, Blue, Premier, Elite and State Teams
Weekend 3 (May 17-19) will be Boys Stripes and Stars All Ages AND Boys 5v5 RED Division Teams

11.  Games can be played as soon as your team has access to fields (suggest no earlier than March 23rd for games on grass) and as late as June 1st.  Consult your field coordinators for dates in your home community.  Teams can play up to 12 games IF permitted by their Club.  Consult your club for details on the exact number of games allowed.

12.  If Divisions/Subdivisions copy the entire division on emails, it can expedite the scheduling process.  The Program does NOT dictate home/away teams.

13.  Much more soon.

14.  For the superstitious in the crowd, I have added a 14th item.


Ken McMahon

Central Ohio Premier League


Important Information and Links for Referees

A NUMBER of important announcements for Referees:

  1. If you wish to be considered to referee for the Girls and/or Boys Nike Cup, you must have completed and Availability Form: ...and... you must be registered in GotSport (see video guide in #3).
  2. If you wish to be considered to referee in any of our leagues in which we assign (OSPL/COPL/OCL/ECNL/ECNL-RL/Pre-ECNL/NPL-GLA/NPL-MDL/E64/COYSL, etc. you need to complete an Availability Form via your custom link OR complete this form: ...and...L ...and you must be registed in GotSport: see the video description): (see video guide in #3)
  3. In order to be assigned ANY games we assign, you MUST be registered in GotSport. Please see this video guide (AND follow the instructions in order to be registered in GotSport with us:
  4. If you wish to register for our Mentoring Program, please complete this form:
  5. If you wish to attend our Zoom2Improve Calls every Sunday Night at 8:00PM, please go to this link: Zoom-2-Improve Sessions: or you can dial in: Access Code: 491-044-925 United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 You can get the app here:
  6. Remember, SportsEngine and GotSport are NOT the same thing. SportsEngine is only a mailing list as far as referees are concerned. 
  7. If you know someone who is NOT on this distribution list (this list comes from SportEngine and NOT from EITHER the Freeonline Surveys Blasts OR from GotSport), have them complete this form (Since YOU are getting this email -- through SportsEngine -- YOU are already registered and do NOT need to complete this form!):
  8. If you are wondering IF we have received your Availability Form for the LEAGUE or the Nike Cup, I am attaching those two lists. NOTE: Only the first three letters of each name are included. The list is sorted alphabetically.
  9. If you have NOT yet recertified, we will have yet another contest this weekend AND a chance to attend an in-person "Group Class" (referees will still be taking the course online, BUT will be doing it as a group THIS COMING SATURDAY, February 24th -- stay tuned for details! It will be a fun event AND will include FOOD! In order to be eligible to attend, you MUST be registered to recertify by no later than this THURSDAY at 12:00PM! In order to register to recertify, go to:
  10. Want to know more about becoming a referee, recertifying as a referee or other general information? Go to:
  11. FINALLY, we have many, many new Referee Courses coming up soon. The list of courses can be found here: Course dates include:
    1. Sunday, February 25th, 9:00AM-2:00PM in Powell (Locker Soccer Facility)
    2. Sunday, March 3rd, 9:00AM-2:00PM in Plain City (Elite FC Facility)
    3. Sunday, March 10th, 9:00AM-2:00PM in Dublin (Club Ohio Facility)
    4. Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00AM-1:00PM in Grove City (GCKA Facility)
    5. Sunday, March 24th, 12:00PM-5:00PM in Newark (NASA/Xtabi Facility)
    6. Sunday, April 7th, 2:00PM-7:00PM in Dublin (Darree Fields with Good Weather)
  12. In order to purchase referee gear including uniforms (including starter kits for new refrees), go to our League's Custom Capelli Sport site (DO NOT PAY LIST PRICE, AGAIN!):  
    1. Team store link

    2. Team store password: OHIOCL24

We are beginning to make assignments today! Get registered as soon as you can!

Ken (and Barb and the Assigning Team)

News & Updates

SportsEngine Invite Emails Were Delayed

By K.C. McMahon 12/20/2023, 7:30pm EST

Coaches and Admins,

The invite emails to claim your SportsEngine account got sent out later than we had anticipated. If you haven't received an email by Thursday at 8AM, reach out to K.C. at 614-381-1170.