WELCOME TO THE OHTSL

This is the website for the Ohio Travel Soccer League. The OHTSL is a youth soccer league for travel/community players both boys and girls between the birth years of 2006-2013 (U09 - U15). The league is comprised of 85 communities and 775 teams throughout Northern Ohio with both competitive and geographical brackets. The league is a proud member of US Club Soccer.

For more information about the league, sponsorship opportunities or to consider joining; please contact Howard Klebanow at president@ohtsl.com or (216) 469-7104.

Soper Silent Sunday Seotember 19, 2021

Please see the below information regarding Soper Silent Sunday this Sunday ALL TEAMS MUST OBSERVE

SOPER SILENT SUNDAY DETAILS

Date: 9/19/2021

Soper Silent Sunday has been a regular event within the league for the past 16 years developed by OHTSL retired president Al Soper and Carl Pavolich, a longtime NOGSL board member.
The concept is that youth players need to develop communication skills within the game of soccer. The opportunities for players to dictate the match has unfortunately, become drowned out by parents and coaches who do a lot of the talking for them.
Soper Silent Sunday does not allow for any parents to yell anything during the game other than to applaud a good play, goal or save. It also minimizes the coaches role to only be able to call out for substitutions and have conversations with players on the bench. The only exception to this rule is at the U9 age, where coaches are still encouraged to coach, as players are still learning and developing within the game, however we as a league promote even U9 coachs to keep coaching to a minimum on this day, if possible.

On this Sunday, September 19 Soper Silent Sunday will be mandated. Referees cannot decide not to honor Silent Sunday nor can coaches or parents. Coaches are responsible to remind your parents of this weekend and the value to the players. Any parent or coach not adhering to Silent Sunday will first be warned and then asked to leave the facility. Referees will receive an email reminder as well as all coaches and reps.

Keep points to remember:
1) U-9 coaches only may continue to give instruction and talk to players on the field during the game.

2) All Coaches with the exception of U9, should refrain from coaching during the match, with the exception of calling out substitutions, and conversations to players on the bench.

3) Parents should refrain throughout all match including U9 from any communication other than to applaud and be supportive of the play on the field, when the play is dead (i.e. substitution, ball goes out, goal is scored, etc.)


4) Please remember the goal of Soper Silent Sunday is to give the players a voice, so please do your best to support this opportunity to develop a specific area of the game which must be encouraged for successful play to occur, as players continue to grow.

SPRING 2021 TRAVEL INFORMATION

The OHTSL welcomes you to  travel season! Below you will find important information for the season.

 

Game/Game Scheduling Information:

  • Game Rescheduling: requests approved by both community reps must be submitted to OHTSL   via the game change system no less than 7-day prior to the original game date.
  • Make-up Game Scheduling: requests approved by both community reps must be submitted to OHTSL via the game change system no less than 7 day prior to the new game date.
  • Game Cancellations: any games that are unable to be played or rescheduled within the 7 day deadline will result in a $100 forfeit fee billed to cancelling community and game score recording   of 0-5 loss for cancelling community.
  • Game Score Reporting: coaches/managers must enter game scores within 24 hours of the      game at League -> Enter Score 

Travel Team Declarations:

  • Team Declaration Instructions
  • All teams must be declared by 2/28/21
  • Fees = $110 per team due by 2/28/21
  • Payment mailed to: OHTSL PO Box 39398 Solon, OH 44139
  • Birth Year Chart
  • Max Game Rosters: 7v7 = 14, 9v9 = 16, 11v11 = 18

  Community Maintenance:
  • Community Contacts - ensure your community contacts are updated for the spring 2021 season
  • Field Locations - ensure your fields are setup and active
  • Field Blackout Dates - ensure field blackout dates are entered
  • Community Maintenance Instructions
  • Field Insurance - Certificate of Liability Insurance

  2021-2022 US Club Soccer Registration/Passcards:
  • Passcard Fees: 11 & younger = $14 for one-year fall to spring
  • Passcard Fees: 12 & older = $16 for one-year fall to spring
  • Passcard Fees: Staff = $20 for two-years fall to spring

SPRING 2021 RECREATION INFORMATION

The OHTSL and US Club are pleased to announce that the OHTSL will now be able to register Community Recreation Programs through US Club.

Process:

  1. Approval of a Sanctioning Application
  2. Completion and submission of a player/coach spreadsheet
  3. Note: Coaches are required to meet the standing US Club coaching requirements of Sidle Sports DOC and background screening
 Cost:
  • $10 per player
  • $5 per coach
 
  GotSport Rec Registration Training Video


 For additional information or to begin the process please contact: events@ohtsl.com

 

US Club Soccer Carding: SportsEngine to GotSport

For the 2021-2022 registration year, US Club Soccer player and staff registration will take plaice within the GotSport plaftform. Please refere below for important informaiton.

Information & FAQ's:

Phase 1 Training: Link

Phase 2 Training: Link

FACEBOOK

Visit OHTSL on Facebook

BILLING INFORMATION

Please send declaration / forfeit fees to the following address:

  • Ohio Travel Soccer League
  • P.O. Box 39398
  • Solon, Ohio 44139

Calendar

September 19 - Soper Silent Sunday

October 2 - Ohio Travel Cup

October 3 - Ohio Travel Cup

October 24 - Final Date for Fall Games


Click here to see all calendar events.

Score Reporting and User Login Information

After each game coaches are responsible for reporting the final score to OHTSL for fall and spring. You will need to login to the OHTSL website, www.ohtsl.com. It is the responsibility of each community rep to add team contacts to the OHTSL site. Any team or community contact that is listed can get their login information emailed by using the Forgot Login/Password link on the Login page. Enter your email address as it appears on the OHTSL site. The system will then send you your password. Username is your email address. Once you are logged in you will need to click on LEAGUE/ENTER SCORE/click on your team/ EDIT/enter the score of the game/SAVE. If your email address is incorrectly listed please contact your community rep listed on the Information/contact page on the OHTSL site.  

Fall 2021 Ref Fees

  • 7v7 (U09-U10) = $35
  • 9v9 (U11-U12 & U13-15 9v9)) = $40
  • 11v11 D3-D5 (U13-U15) 1 ref = $50
  • 11v11 D1-D2 (U13-U15) 2 ref = CR $45, AR1 $25
  • 11v11 D1-D2 (U13-U15) 3 ref = CR $45, AR1 $25, AR2 $25

Home team pays the referee before the game, please place ref payment in an envelope

If a game is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the game and the home community ref assignor is not notified by phone, the home community will be billed for the full referee fee.

Coaching Education Opportunities

US SOCCER

US Soccer is continuing to work on modifying Grassroots Licenses to accomodate various locations across the country and the safety concerns around the country.  

Therefore there are currently two options to run US Soccer Grassroots Licenses. The first is a traditional option which would be a 2:2 (2 hours in classroom and 2 hours on the field) these can be done on the same day or on two different days. If using this model, the classroom session should ideally be done outside such as in a pavillion or in a large spaced classroom.

The second option is called a blended option, which would be a virtual classroom session and then in person field session. These can be done on the same day or on two different days.

The US Soccer Coaching License Pathway Program requires that a coach completes two IN PERSON grassroots licenses, including the in person 11v11, and then one online grassroots license before they can be eligible for the D License.

If your community is interested in hosting either option for a US Soccer Grassroots License (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 or a D License) please reach out to OHTSL DOC at Marcie Schwartz at doc@ohtsl.com.

All course details and registration link can be found in the Coaching Tab under US Soccer Licenses.  

http://ohtsl.com/licenses.php

Upcoming Courses Listed Below:

US Soccer BLENDED 9v9 & 11v11 License (Hosted through Strongsville)--September 17-18, 2021

US Soccer BLENDED 7v7 License (Hosted at WRA)--December 3-4, 2021

US Soccer D License (Hosted by West Geauga)--January-April, 2022

Coaches Connection

If your community/club is looking for trainers or coaches, we can market that here.

If interested, please contact Director of Coaching: Marcie Schwartz at doc@ohtsl.com

-Kenston looking to hire trainers

-Shaker is looking for experienced coaches to add to their coaching staff