ECNL Announces Roster For 2015 NIKE National Training Camp Powered by ECNL/id2
RICHMOND, VA (July 27, 2015):Â The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2015 Nike National Training Camp Powered by ECNL/id2Â taking place July 28 â€“ August 1 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
The camp will include approximately 80 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1997, 1998, and 1999 from across the United States.Â Players have been selected based on their performances at ECNL competitions, ECNL/id2Â PDP events and other events throughout the year.
Participants will have the opportunity to play with and against the best athletes in the country, and be coached by an elite staff of youth coaches from across the country.Â U.S. Soccer National Team Scouts will also be in attendance to observe and evaluate players for inclusion in Youth National Team programming.Â Beyond the trainings, competitions, and presentations scheduled for the camp, players will also attend a Portland Thorns NWSL match to watch the highest level of womenâ€™s professional soccer in the world in person.
The 2015 Nike National Training Camp Powered by ECNL/id2Â is a joint effort between theÂ ECNL, U.S. Club Soccerâ€™sÂ id2Â National Player Identification and Development Program, and Nike.Â The camp is open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation, or lack thereof, and is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
â€œThe Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2Â is one of the most elite training environments in the country, and is an opportunity for some of the countryâ€™s best young players to train and compete at the highest level, at a world-class facilityâ€ said ECNL Commissioner, Sarah Kate Noftsinger. Â â€œThe collaboration between ECNL, US Club Soccer, and Nike is an example of how great organizations can come together to create more opportunities and programs that can help raise the level of play in this country.â€
There is no cost to players aside from travel to and from the camp. Lodging, meals and training gear are provided by the ECNL, US Club Soccer and Nike.
For the list of attendees for the camp,Â click here.Â Â For a tentative schedule of the camp,Â click here.Â In addition, a select team of the top 16 players born in 2000 from the id2Training Camps held in the past 12 months will be participating in the camp and playing 2 friendly competitions.
About the ECNL:Â The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.Â The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.