Director of Coaching


We are pleased to announce the 2019 Ohio Travel Soccer League All Star Games!!!! This year's games will take place on Saturday, May 4th at Case Western Reserve University located in Cleveland. The All Star Games are a great way to thank our 8th graders for supporting our travel league prior to sending them off to high school.

The Boys game will begin at 4:00 pm, with player check in at 3:00 pm and player introductions/awards presentation at 3:30 pm. The Girls game will begin at 6:00 pm, with player check in at 5:00 pm and player introductions/award presentation at 5:30 pm. Please note that games are 80 minutes in length.

I have attached an All Star Games Nomination form to this email. Please download the form and nominate one (1) player and (1) alternate player. Please note that the alternate player will only be contacted to play if the first player nominated is unable to participate in the All Star Games OR if we determine additional players are needed. Please make sure to fill out the form completely and legibly, and email/scan it back to me at by March 29th to make sure I have enough time to order plaques and t-shirts.

Please note that nominated players and alternates MUST be 8th graders selected from your 2004 or 2005 teams as the All Star Games are designed as a send off for players who will be entering high school in the fall. Please do not nominate a 7th grader.

Please note that if a community has (or had) more than one team participating in the 2004 or 2005 divisions, please nominate one (1) player and one (1) alternate from each of those teams. For example, if you had a 2004 team playing in the D1 division AND a 2004 team playing in the D3 West division, you are permitted to nominate one (1) player and one (1) alternate from each of those teams. 

Also, teams that are new for Spring, I realize it may be difficult to nominate a player due to the fact the Spring season does not begin until after the nominations are due. Unfortunately I cannot extend the nomination due date as a result of administrative time constraints. We did not want to exclude any teams, so please do the best you can.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to Dawn DiCicco at

Click here to download the All Star Nominiation Form:

Nomination Form (PDF)
Nomination Form (Word)

Welcome to OHTSL Coaching Education

This is the OHTSL Coaching Education section.  Here you will find helful articles, videos and news to help your coaches with their training needs.


If you are interested in hosting a US Soccer 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11 license, please contact OHTSL DOC Marcie Klebanow,



"I recently took a local clinic with OHTSL DOC Marcie Klebanow, as a spring refresher.  She was organized, prepared and did a great job of explaining, teaching and encouraging a large group of coaches on youth practice activities.  Having played soccer at The College of Wooster and coached club soccer in both Ohio and California, I can tell you that these clinics are worthwhile and something that can add value to your took kit."  

-Raleigh Guice (Shaker Heights)


"Marcie was a great teacher for our clinic.  She kept everyone's interest with her knowledge and great enthusiasm.  Her attitude was great and her love for the game was very apparent.  Walking away from this class made me excited to learn more and become a better coach.  Hoping to learn more from her in the future."

-Tom Schuerger (Fairview Park)

Coaching Education Reimbursement


As a reminder from the July 2018 Bracketing Meeting, the OHTSL has begun a new coaching education reimbursement program. Based on the number of teams registered in the league (boys and girls) the OHTSL will allot each community a certain number of coaches reimbursement, of up to $150.00 (cost of a D License) for a coaching education course.

If a community has 1-5 teams= 2 coaches
If a community has 6-10 teams= 3 coaches
If a community has 11-15 teams= 4 coaches
If a community has 16 teams= 5 coaches

Once the course has been completed please have the coach fill out the attached form, (which can also be found at under the info-->procedures section-->click on "Coach's education reimbursement form") and email me to OHTSL DOC Marcie Schwartz at for reimbursement. The form must be submitted within in the same fiscal year the course was taken, the OHTSL fiscal year runs from August 1-July 31