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Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Program Overview

Overview

The Elite Clubs National League will enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competition environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the US Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competition; and
  • Improving the daily training and coaching environment at female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices, training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.

The Goal Of The ECNL:

The goal is to improve the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that creates a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

 


Elite Clubs National League - ECNL (U14-U18 Girls) - 2014-15 Season

 

Season:

- ECNL Member clubs will participate in full conference-based  (regional) competition.

- ECNL conference-based (regional) competition is being held at the U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18 age groups


- ECNL U14 Conference Competition commitment
:

Fall – Home/Away with conference opponents = 12-14 games

Cross Conference Tournament (Fall or Spring) =    3 games

Spring – Home/Away with conference opponents =   12-14 games


- ECNL U15-U18 Conference Competition commitment:

Fall - Home/Away with conference opponents =   12-14 games

National Event Competitions (age group dependent) = 3-9 games

National Showcase Events/Play-offs:

- ECNL National Event Competitions are being held at the U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18 age groups with varying degrees of commitment.

- The U15-U18 age groups feature 2 flights for the ECNL National Event Competitions, based upon results from the previous year.

- ECNL National Event Competition commitment by age:

o  U14 – ECNL Cross-Conference Tournament (optional) + ECNL National Championship

o  U15 – 2 National Events + ECNL National Championship

o  U16 – 3 National Events + ECNL National Championship

o  U17 – 3 National Events + ECNL National Championship

o  U18 – 1 National Event + ECNL National Championship (top 8 teams only)

Contact

Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association
P.O. Box 296 
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Phone: 678-664-4238
Email: communications@atlantaunitedsoccer.com

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