ECNL Announces Roster For 2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
RICHMOND, VA (July 25, 2016) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2016 ECNL/id2National Training Camp taking place July 28 – August 1, 2016 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
The camp will include approximately 85 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000 from across the United States. Players have been selected based on their performances at ECNL competitions, ECNL/id2 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. 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 women’s professional soccer in the world in person.
The 2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp is a joint effort between the ECNL, U.S. Club Soccer’s id2 National Player Identification and Development Program, and Nike. 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).
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, click here. For a tentative schedule of the camp, click here. In addition, the id2 2001 National Girls Selection, the top 16 players born in 2001 from the id2 Training Camps held in the past 12 months, will be participating in the camp.
ABOUT THE ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE: 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 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. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.