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 ages of 8-14/15. The league is comprised of in excess of 50 communities throughout Northeast Ohio with both competitive and geographical brackets.

We are currently accepting applications to join for the fall season.

For more information about the League or to consider joining please contact Executive VP Howard Klebanow at hklebanow@gmail.com or at 216-469-7104.

US Soccer Federation Announcement

In another step towards improving long-term player development in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation is phasing in new mandatory standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration, according to a statement released Monday night.

These coaching initiatives, which will be mandated to apply to all U.S. Soccer members by August 2017, include age groups based on birth-year registration (from January 1 to December 31) consistent with international standards. Simultaneously, U.S. Soccer will also mandate new small-sided and field size standards for U-6 through U-12 age groups.

Click here for the official U.S. Soccer Federation announcement and presentation.

The mandate for birth-year registration represents a shift away from the current practice of teams being organized based on player birth dates from August to July. The change means that teams will in future be organized based on birth years. In most cases, player passcards will continue to be issued on an Aug. 1-July 31 competition season.

US Club Soccer is coordinating implementation with US Youth Soccer and other youth soccer organizations to ensure the smoothest and most efficient transition. US Club Soccer will update members on the timetable for implementation within the next few weeks.

About US Club Soccer

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.

US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.

Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike.


Registration is now open for the 2015 Ohio Travel Cup!!!

When:  October 9th thru 11th, 2015

Where:  Lodi Soccer Complex - Seville and other nearby fields

Who:  Boys and Girls Travel / Community Teams 

U8 - U14/15 

Trapped 8th graders welcome!


U8-U12  $325.00
U13-U14/15   $350.00

***$25 per team discount available for communities registering 5 or more teams.  

Please email Dawn DiCicco at tournament.admin@ohtsl.com if you know in advance that you will be registering more than 5 teams***


2015 Ohio Travel Cup Registration Application

Registration deadline is September 21st, 2015

The following will be required when checking your team in:


1. Completed Ohio Travel Cup Liability form. This form must list ALL

players participating in the tournament and must have parent

signatures for ALL players participating in the tournament.

2015 Ohio Travel Cup Liability Waiver


2. Current picture identification cards/player passes issued by the

league for players participating in the tournament. The identification

cards/player passes MUST be brought to all games.


3. Copy of an official roster listing ALL players participating in

the tournament. US Club carded teams combining players from age

appropriate teams within your community can either bring copies of

official rosters from ALL of the teams and highlight the names of

participating players, OR your registrar can either move players from

one roster to another or create a tournament roster. OYSAN carded

teams combining players from age appropriate teams should ask your

registrar for a tournament roster.


4. Guest player loan forms from your league. A guest player is

defined as a player from outside your community. Teams are allowed a

maximum of two (2) guest players. Please note that a US Club carded

player cannot guest on an OYSAN carded team and an OYSAN carded player

cannot guest on a US Club carded team. For US Club carded teams, the

registrar should log into the US Club site, click MANAGE, then scroll

down/click on MEMBERS AREA, then click on FORMS/DOCUMENTS and click on

PLAYER LOAN FORM (#R007). Make sure to follow the directions on that

form and make sure to bring a copy of the form with you. Guest players

can be handwritten on the bottom of the US Club roster you will hand

in. There is a spot on the bottom that says GUEST PLAYERS. For OYSANcarded teams, you will need to get the guest player's player card from the lending community; add the player to the Ohio Travel Cup Liability Form/Roster; mark them as a guest player and present the guest player's player card when you present your team's player cards.


5. Concussion certification. ALL COACHES MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH


CERTIFICATION. Starting April 26th, 2013, individuals are not allowed

to serve as a coach or referee for a youth sports organization,

whether volunteer or paid, without: 1) successfully completing, every

three years, an online training program in recognizing the signs and

symptoms of concussions and head injuries provided by the National

Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) -OR- 2) holding a

Pupil Activity Permit (PAP) from the Ohio Department of Education.


 6. Appropriate travel paperwork for teams outside of Ohio North.


2015 Ohio Travel Cup - Rules

Contact Tournament Administrator Dawn DiCicco at

tournament.admin@ohtsl.com OR 216-214-0083 with any questions.

Billing Information

Please send payments to the following address:

PO Box 16205
Rocky River, OH  44116

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September 13 - OHTSL Executive Board Meeting

8 AM Location: TBA

September 27 - Silent Sunday

Sunday September 27th will be Silent Sunday

October 10 - Ohio Travel Cup

October 10-11

Location Lodi and surrounding locations as needed

October 25 - Last date for Fall Games

November 17 - OHTSL Executive Board Meeting

6-9 PM

Location: TBA

Referee Fees For Fall 2015

U-8, U-9, U-10(6v6)         $30.00

U11, U12 & U14(8v8)        $36.00

U-13, U-14 (11v11)           $42.00

U13 & 14 Division 1 teams that use a 3 man referee system

CR $40.00 AR1 $22.00  AR2 $22.00

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 & away community will get billed half the official fee.