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 Fall Season Memo - 8/2

2.     OHTSL COVID Guidelines

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

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

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

6.     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 date 5/26/20)

2.      Phase 2: Competitive Practice/Intraclub Scrimmages (start date: 6/22/20)

3.      Phase 3: Games/Events/Tournaments (start date: TBD)

Additional information:

       1.     CEO of US Club Soccer: Return to Soccer Activities – 6/1/20 Letter

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


OHTSL DOC Marcie Schwartz is running webinars throughout the spring for our coaching membership. To register visit: Coaching -> Webinars, select the webinar you wish to attend and click the REGISTER NOW button.

1.      How to be IMPACTFUL during Social Distancing  (4/13/20)

2.      Overview of US Soccer's Play-Practice-Play Plan (4/19/10)

3.      How to Prepare our Players for High School Soccer (4/26/20)

4.      It's All Mental: How all Adults Can Influence Athlete Mindset to Maximize Peak Performance  (5/4/20)

5.      How to be the best coach YOU can be. (5/11/20)

6.      How Travel Soccer Played an Important Role in Some Successful Player's Journeys (5/17/20)

7.      OHTSL Coach's Roundtable (6/15/20)

8.      Formation Play 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 (7/12/20)

To view videos for webinars please visit: Coaching -> Videos


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.


September 13 - Tentative Fall Season Starts

Tentative Fall Game Dates:   9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11,10/18,10/25 and one doubleheder sunday.

October 3 - Ohio Travel Cup (canceled for 2020)

October 25 - Final Date for Fall Games

Click here to see all calendar events.

US Soccer Upcoming Grassroots Licenses

All US Soccer Grassroots Licensing Courses are currently postponed due to COVID-19. Please continue to check back for when they are re-opened for upcoming locations and dates.

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

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Ref Fees

  • 7v7 (U09-U10) = $30
  • 9v9 (U11-U12) = $36
  • 11v11 D3-D5 (U13-U15) 1 ref = $42
  • 11v11 D1-D2 (U13-U15) 2 ref = CR $40, AR1 $22
  • 11v11 D1-D2 (U13-U15) 3 ref = CR $40, AR1 $22, AR2 $22

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.