Welcome to OHTSL Coaching
Welcome to OHTSL Coaching Education
This is the OHTSL Coaching Education section. Here you will find helful articles, lesson plans, videos and news to help your coaches with their training needs.
If you are interested in hosting a US Soccer Grassroots License (4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11) or a D license please contact the OHTSL DOC Marcie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are interested in hosting a clinic seperately for a topic you want for your club, please contact Marcie, as this is another resource that can be arranged.
Please take a look at our webinars page to see past and upcoming webinars that will be hosted through the OHTSL.
Director of Coaching: Marcie Schwartz
The Ohio Travel Soccer League is pleased to announce the addition of Marcie Schwartz as its new Director of Coaching. In her role, she will be responsible for coaches training and education, as well as assisting clubs with player development. She will also serve as the league's program director in charge of new events including US Club sponsored USSF Coaching Licenses, Community coaching clinics, OHTSL camps, and other potential programs.
Prior to joining the league, Marcie spent the last eight years as a NCAA Division I Women's Assistant Soccer Coach as Wagner College, USC Upstate and most recently Ball State University.
In her four seasons at Ball State, Schwartz helped the Cardinals to post an overall record of 44-24-14 highlighted by a 14-3-3 record and MAC championship season in 2015. The team included the MAC Freshman of the Year and Defender of the Year during the season. As a Cardinal she also trained the goalkeepers and in 2013 her keepers were top 20 in the country in save percentage and 47th in the country in goals against average. During her four years the team received 14 players with All-MAC Honors, and in 2015 five of those players were first team selections.
A native of Solon, Ohio and past league participant, some of her other accomplishments include being selected for the 30 under 30 program by the NSCAA in 2014. Schwartz is also a 2012 graduate of the Womens Coaches Academy. She has served on ODP Regional Staffs in both Region 1 and 2, and in 2010 was the girl's administrator at the Inter-Regional Camp in Pomona,California. She was team trainer and American liaison for the U14 Russian National team. In 2013 she served as the Head Coach of the gold medal winning United States Junior Girls Jewish National Team for the 19th Maccabiah games in Israel. In 2017, Schwartz traveled for the second time to head coach on the International Stage in Israel at the Maccabiah Games as a member of the USA affiliation. Her team, for a second-straight games, won the gold medal and went unbeaten and unscored on with a 6-0 record and outshooting their opponents 34-0.
In 2007-08, Schwartz served as an Assistant Coach at Bloomington South High School, helping the Panthers to back to back conference championships.
Schwartz earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education from Indiana University in 2009 and her master's degree in education with a focus in literacy from Wagner College in 2011.
She currently holds a USSF National B License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma, the pinnacle of residential academy offerings. Schwartz has the USSF Instructor License and can be found teaching USSF Grassroots Licenses, including the D License. She is also a Coach Educiton Developer (CED) for US Soccer and educates future Grassroots and D License coaching educators before they become insturctors. Schwartz also holds both her USSF Director of Coaching License and the United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma, as well as an NSCAA National Goalkeepers diploma and US Youth National license.
Schwartz was also recently named as a US Club Coach Licensing Technical Lead. She is overseeing the North Central and South Central regions of US Club US Soccer Instructors, as well as being a liasion between US Club and US Soccer regarding all coaching education topics.
She can be contacted at email@example.com.