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The decision of which league your team will play in is collaboration between the team’s coaching staff and the club’s DOC’s. Make sure you check with TFA’s Directors of Coaching to determine if your team is participating in the GCSL league. 

The information presented below is meant to be a guide for Coaches and Team Administrators of teams participating in the GCSL or TPL League.  Always refer to the GCSL website,, for the most up-to-date league information.  Questions regarding GCSL registration can be directed to the Club Administrator at [email protected].

Topics Covered:

GCSL Important Dates
New Team Registration (Note: all teams are considered new teams at the start of the fall season)
Roster Changes During the Season
IN & KY Out-of-State Permission to Play
The Premier League (TPL)
Greater Cincinnati Development League (GCDL)
GCSL Registrar
League Schedules
Entering Game Scores
Referee Fees


Refer to the "Important GCSL Dates" on the GCSL website,, for dates related to registration, schedules, start and end of season, etc.




With the use of Stack Sports starting with the Fall 2018 season, team carding with the league is much more simplified as all leagues within Ohio South are also using Stack Sports.  Families now upload birth certificates and photos for each player into their Stack Sports accounts.  Similarly, coaches must upload their photos and Concussion Certificates into their Stack Sports accounts.  Background checks (fka KidSafe/Risk Management) are all electronically done now in Stack Sports.  The leagues all have access to these documents via Stack Sports.

The only forms that you still need to collect are the Indiana or Kentucky Out of State Permission to Play forms for players that reside in Indiana or Kentucky.  Refer to the section below titled "IN & KY Out-of-State Permission to Play" for details.

Steps to get your team carded/rostered with GCSL or TPL:

Step 1     Instruct families to upload photos and birth certificates into Stack Sports
Step 2     Instruct coaches to upload photos and Concussion Certificate into Stack Sports
Step 3     Provide Club Administrator with Out-of-State Permission to Play forms, if applicable
Step 4     Let the Club Administrator know when Steps 1-3 are completed and you believe your team is ready for carding
Step 5     Pick up your cards and roster

The Club Administrator will be monitoring your team for the above items and will reach out to you if anything is missing in Stack Sports for players or coaches.  The Club Administrator will then let you know when your approved cards and roster are ready for pick-up.



Teams that already have an approved roster for the seasonal year will use these steps to make subsequent roster changes.

Teams that do not already have an initial roster (including high school teams only playing in the spring) should refer to the NEW TEAM REGISTRATION section above.

     ** Note:  If you do not have any changes to your roster from the fall to the spring season, no action is required!


Overview for Roster Changes:


Step 1     Contact the Club Administrator and provide details of players that are transferring from/to another team.  Provide:
-  Player Name
-  Current club name, team name and team number
-  New club name, team name and team number

Step 2     For a Transfer:  Provide the Club Administrator with the Inter Team Transfer Form (signed by player & coach of team player is transferring from)(see Team Admin>Important Documents)

Step 3 For a Player Quit:  Provide the Club Administrator with the 
Voluntary Quit Form (this MUST be signed by player, parent and coach)(see Team Admin>Important Documents)

Step 3     Provide the Club Administrator with the current player card.

The club with the incoming transfer will initiate the transfer in the Stack Sports system.  Our Club Administrator will either initiate the transfer or contact the Club Administrator for the other club to initiate the transfer, as appropriate.

Once the transfer is final in Stack Sports and all required paperwork is received, a new card and roster will be provided.



Players that are residents of Indiana or Kentucky must complete the Out-of-State Permission to Play form for that respective state.  This form is good for an entire seasonal year (Fall and Spring seasons).  The form must be remitted to the state along with the required payment.  The state will return an approved form and the approved form should be included with the registration paperwork.  Note that it might take a few weeks for the form to be processed by the state.



Effective June 24, 2019, the Indiana Out of State Permission to Play form will be processed online and there is no charge.  

Click on the link below to log into GotSoccer to register:

Resident Player Registration Form For Permission to Play Out Of State  2019-2020, (updated 6/24/2019)

If you don't have a GotSoccer player account and/or you could not get your login credentials using the 'forgot password' function, please contact Amber Cremeens.

Required information:

State Association: OSYSA (Ohio South Youth Soccer Association)
Club Name:  Total Futbol Academy
League:  Greater Cincinnati Soccer League (GCSL)
Age Group:  U8, etc.

Indiana Youth Soccer, 5440 Herbert Lord Road, Indianapolis, IN  46216
Phone:  317-975-2020, ext 2009
Fax:  317-829-0555



Click on the link below to access the online form:

Kentucky Out-of-State Permission Form

Required information:
League:  Greater Cincinnati Soccer League (GCSL)
Phone: 859-268-1254
Fax:  859-269-0545
Cost:  $35


GCSL's premier league is called TPL.  


Link to Website


Registration for TPL teams is handled through the GCSL online registration system (except for U10 teams – see Team Administration>EPL League/US Club).  Follow the steps outlined above for New Team Registration and Roster Changes During the Season.


TPL League Contact:

Steve Wood
188 Hidden Hills Dr
Fairfield, OH 45014
[email protected]


Recording game Scores for TPL

All scores should be emailed to [email protected] within 24 hours of the game being played. Please include the match date, age group, gender, and final score. If your game is rescheduled, please email the new date/time/location to the same email address.

GSDL League

The Greater Cincinnati Development League (GSDL) was created in Spring of 2017 as a development league for the U8 age group.

Registration for GSDL teams is handled through the GCSL online registration system.  Follow the steps outlined above for New Team Registration and Roster Changes During the Season.


Lisa Haussler
Club Administrator
508 Laurelwood Drive
Cleves, OH 45002
[email protected]




Refer to the GCSL Important Dates document to obtain information about the mandatory self-scheduling meeting.  This document also indicates when league schedules will be posted on the GCSL website, as well as outlines the dates by which all league games must be played.

Contact your opponents prior to the self-scheduling meeting to begin scheduling games.  Come prepared to the self-scheduling meeting with a list of your tournaments and any other conflicts you must work around when scheduling games. 

Refer to the GCSL League Playing Rules and GCSL 6v6 Playing Rules documents for additional information regarding GCSL rules, including pre-play and post-play rules.



Refer to the "GCSL Website Navigation_Team" document on the Team Admin>Important Documents page of our website, for steps on how to enter game scores.

The winning team (or Home team in the case of a tie) should enter the game score onto the website no later than 10:00 pm the night on the day the game was scheduled.

This is also the area in which you will enter new dates for games if they are rescheduled.




Referee fees by age group are outlined in the GCSL League Playing Rules document.  See also the Team Admin>Important Documents page of our website.

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