The Spring Bracket and General Meetins Sunday March 15 is CANCELLED


In these very trying times, the number one priority of the OHTSL is the health, safety and well being of everyone associated with our league. The world and our communities are changing faster than we ever could have imagined. With all this in mind we are cancelling the League meeting this Sunday, March 15. We are asking for your help with the following.

1) With the meeting being cancelled, we need any community that has teams they need to drop or a team that you feel is severely misplaced ( with these we need full details, not just we wanted a lower bracket) to be e-mailed to Becky Newby, Bill Bryan and Howard Klebanow by this Sunday evening March 15th. Becky, Howard and Bill will be meeting by phone early next week to adjust brackets as appropriate. We will be in contact with any team requesting changes to advise what if anything was done.

2) Later next week each community representative and president will receive an e-mail outlining everything what was to be discussed at the meeting including things like referee shortage , referee fees for next year, rules changes, etc. This summary will also be posted on our website once it is sent out.

3) Other things to be aware of. At this point we have no specific time table for how long these issues will last, so we will be monitoring whether the league start date of April 19th will proceed as scheduled, need to be postponed, or spring season cancelled altogether. We will keep you all updated, Once the schedules are posted, late next week please start to work on your reschedules in the hopes, we can have a spring season.

4) Furthermore, we will be monitoring the situation at Case Western to determine if the May 2nd All Star game will take place . We will be making a decision in the coming weeks.

Please be patient as we as a league navigate this unchartered territory, but understand the safety of everyone involved will always be the number one priority. If you do have any questions, please contact Becky Newby or Howard Klebanow




Ohio Travel Soccer League Board Of Directors


Welcome To The OHTSL

This is the web site of the Ohio Travel Soccer League. The OHTSL is a Youth soccer league for Travel/Community clubs both boys and girls between the Birth Years of 2005-2012 (U-9 thru U-14/15). The league is comprised of in excess of 85 communities and in excess of 775 teams throughout Northern Ohio with both competitive and geographical brackets. The league is a proud memebr of US Club Soccer.

For more information about the League, Sponsorship opportunties or to consider joining please contact Howard Klebanow at or 216-469-7104.

Looking for new Treasurer

The OHTSL is beginning a search for a new Treasurer. The board position will work closely with our current bookkeeper as well as the President and the board.

The role includes manageing all financials, attending all board and execuitve board meetings, Attending all events inclduing both tournaments and the OHTSL all star game.


If interested please contact Howard Klebanow OHTSL president at

OHTSL on Facebook

The OHTSL has a Facebook page.  Click on the following link to visit us:

OHTSL on Facebook

Passcard Fees and Roster Sizes

Passcard fees for 2019/2020

Age 11(2007) and below $14.00

Age 12(2006)-15(2002) $16.00

Staff $20.00 for 2 year pass

Roster size US Club Roster size is 26 for all ages but OHTSL game roster sizes below

 U9(2009)-U10(2007) 7v7-14

U11(2006)-U12(2005) 9v9- 16

U13(2004)-U14(2003&2002) 11v11-18

U8s will play in a U8 division in the U9 Bracket


Billing Information

Please send declaration / forfeit fees to the following address:

Ohio Travel Soccer League

P.O. Box 39398

Solon, Ohio 44139


April 12 - Close Spring schedule change period at Noon

April 19 - Spring Season Starts

Spring Season Dates April 19, 26, week of 4/27 and 5/3(if needed) May 3, 10, 17, 31 June 7, (June 14 make up date.)

May 2 - 2020 All Star Games

June 8 - Fall Team Declarations Opens

Fall Season Dates Aug 16, 23, Week of 8/17 and 8/24(if needed)Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 11, 18, (Oct 25 make up date )

June 14 - Final date for Spring games to be played

Click here to see all calendar events.

Referee Fees For Fall 2019/Spring 2020

 (7v7)- U9,10       $30.00

 (9v9)- U11, 12 and including U13-15 9v9       $36.00

(11v11) - U13, 14 and 15 competitive division(D1, D2, ONLY) Use a 3 man system   

CR $40.00 AR1 $22.00  AR2 $22.00

(11v11)- U13, U14, and U15 non-competitive division( 3, 4, SW, East and West )-1 man referee system $42.00

If only 2 referees show up for a 3 man game the pay is $40 for the center and $22 for assigned AR.

Home Team Pays the referee before the game.

If a game is cancellled less than 24 hours prior to game and the home community Assignor isn't contacted by phone. Official gets full pay and home  community will get billed the official fee. 

US Soccer Upcoming Grassroots Licenses

US Club Soccer will be sponsoring upcoming US Soccer Grassroots Licenses:


US Soccer 11v11 Grassroots License (North Royalton, 6/5/20)

US Soccer D License (Kenston, 6/26-6/28 and 8/7-8/9)


Coaches Connection

Looking for coaches/trainers who are looking to get 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