About Girls ECNL
The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) is an independent, non-profit, member-based 501(c)(3) organization, with an independent governance and leadership structure. The ECNL Board of Directors and staff solely governs all programs and platforms. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
MISSION: To “Raise the Game” by elevating standards and experience in all aspects of female youth soccer.
IMPLEMENTATION: The ECNL four primary platforms to accomplish its mission:
About Boys ECNL
The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.
The Boys ECNL is based on the values of grass-roots collaboration and innovation, and supports the independence and freedom of coaches and clubs to fully manage the development path for their players, including the system and style of play, the competitive calendar, and all aspects of the development path. The Boys ECNL will raise standards in training, competition, club organization, and coaching in a holistic development program.
The National Premier League (NPL) is a National competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by: extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs and linking competition with player development and identification platforms
NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. with higher training-to-game ratios and eliminate calendar congestion