Coaches, Parents, Players and Friends,

The Central Ohio Soccer Association (COSA) was formed in the Spring of 1979 with the goal of providing a quality recreational and competitive soccer program for the youth of northeastern Columbus.   Over the last thirty-nine years, COSA's program saw many successes from: 

  • Advancing women's soccer in the 80's and 90's and steering a team to the US Youth Soccer National Finals
  • Nurturing and growing a number of men/women teams to Ohio South State Championships and Midwest Regional Tournaments
  • Fostering an environment that help promote and advance many players to success in high school and college soccer
  • Most importantly introducing the great sport of soccer to thousands of young children in Central Ohio

With this tremendous growth, Central Ohio experienced a significant shift in the delivery of soccer which produced numerous new recreational programs and soccer clubs/leagues.  This change in programming impacted our numbers, which declined from over 1,000 recreational players in 2010 to just under 400 in 2017.  At the end of October 2018, there were less than 150 participants in COSA's recreation program - age groups 4 thru 7 years of age.  

Over the years, we've attempted to stabilize our numbers and adapt to the changing demands but were unsuccessful.  As such, we are left with no alternative but to end our programming for youth soccer after 39 very successful years serving Central Ohio.  We realize this decision will affect players and families and will help direct you to other local programs via our website.  

In closing, the COSA Board wishes to thank all former players and families for their work and support over the past thirty-nine years.  We hope all current players are able to continue their pursuit and love for this great game of soccer.

Thank you and best wishes. 

Board, COSA 


Other Recreational Web Sites for Youth Soccer
Posted Dec 6, 2018


Please consider these local soccer associations for your son and/or daughter.  

WASA - http://www.wasasoccer.org/

Gahanna - http://www.gahannasoccer.com/gahannasoccer

New Albany - https://www.newalbanysoccer.org/

Worthington - http://worthingtonsoccer.org/

Olentangy - http://www.oyaa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=320397




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    About Us

    The Central Ohio Soccer Association (COSA) has proudly served Central Ohio and surrounding communities since the spring of 1979. We are a member of the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association, as well as being affiliated with the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer.

    We strive to provide players with a fun and energetic environment which allows them to learn the basics of soccer. We have a beginners instructional program (i.e. Tiny Tots) for 3 and 4 year olds; as well as youth recreational leagues for ages five through nine.

    There are two seasons each year, with spring season beginning in early April and ending around Memorial Day; and the Fall season will begin in August with play running into November.

    COSA has supported youth soccer with various tournaments in the past, but with the changes in travel/select soccer, it has been decided to no longer host a youth soccer tournament. The main objective remains the same; that being, the support of each child's growth in the sport of soccer while having a fun and safe environment to learn and develop her/his individual and team soccer skills. COSA is planning to hold clinics for 7, 8 and 9 year olds bi-weekly in June and July. As we near the end of the spring season, more info will be released as to dates and times for the clinics.

    We are looking forward to you and your family joining our organization, so as to provide your children with a great environment to learn about the sport of soccer; and most importantly - Have Fun!