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.


OHTSL community information for the fall season:

        1.     OHTSL Community Field Mandates

2.     OHTSL Fall Season Memo - 8/28

3.     OHTSL Fall Season Memo - 8/23

4.     OHTSL Fall Season Memo - 8/2

5.     OHTSL requires all players to complete the Infectious Disease Waiver - Player

6.     OHTSL requires all coaches to complete the Infectious Disease Waiver - Coach

7.     OHTSL recommends communities verify field availably and any additional requirements by field owners for the fall season.

8.     As we start to move into game scheduling for fall keep in mind there will likely be a recommendation to allot time between games for teams to exit prior to any new teams arriving.


Ohio Department of Health Responsible Restart is a three-phase approach for contact sports such as soccer.

1.      Phase 1: Non-Contact Practice (start: 5/26/20)

2.      Phase 2: Competitive Practice/Intra-club Scrimmages (start: 6/22/20)

3.      Phase 3: Youth Sports (start: 8/20/20)

Additional information:

       1.     Ohio Department of Health: Directors Oder – 8/1/20 Order

       2.     Ohio Department of Health: Directors Oder  – 8/19/20 Order

       3.     Ohio Department of Health: Directors Oder  – 8/28/20 Order


OHTSL community meeting information:

1.      4/5 Meeting Documents

2.      5/3 Meeting (video)

3.      6/14 League Meeting (video)

4.    7/26 Annual Meeting

Note: you must be logged into a google account to view


Please send declaration / forfeit fees to the following address:

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


Visit OHTSL on Facebook

2020-2021 PASSCARDS


  • Age U11 (2010 and younger) = $14.00 (1-year passcard)
  • Age U12 (2009 and older) = $16.00 (1-year passcard)
  • Staff Pass = $20.00 (2-year passcard)

Roster Size:

  • 7v7 teams = 14
  • 9v9 teams = 16
  • 11v11 teams = 18

Note: Roster size US Club Roster size is 26 for all ages but OHTSL game roster sizes are as listed above.


February 28 - Spring Team Declarations Close

March 17 - Preliminary Game Scheduling Open

April 11 - Preliminary Game Scheduling Close

April 12 - Spring Game Schedules Posted

April 18 - Start of Spring Games

Click here to see all calendar events.

Spring 2021 Ref Fees

  • 7v7 (U09-U10) = $35
  • 9v9 (U11-U12) = $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.

US Soccer Upcoming Grassroots Licenses

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 classroom with social distancing requirements met.

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.

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.


More courses will be available in Spring 2021.

Coaches Connection

Looking for coaches/trainers who is interested in getting involved with a local community.

Communities Seeking Coaches/Trainers

  • Kenston (seeking boys coach for 07/08 age for spring 2020)

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