9 Results for month: 06/2017

H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Spotlight | Maggie Everett

RICHMOND, VA (June 29, 2017) – As part of the Amazing Young WomenTM campaign, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) developed the H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Program to encourage top female players to enter the coaching profession, and to help the next generation of coaches and leaders continue to raise the bar in youth soccer. The ECNL selected the ... More

[TopDrawerSoccer] #ECNLPlayoffs Standouts & Recap

The biggest event of the Elite Clubs National League's 2016-2017 Season, the ECNL National Playoffs, took place this past week in Rockford, Illinois and came to a close Tuesday after five days of grueling cross-conference competition, where National Champions were crowned, teams qualified for the ECNL National Finals and North American Cup and Showcase Cup ... More

Tony DiCicco Honored by ECNL and NWSL’s Boston Breakers

RICHMOND, VA (July 19, 2017) – It was with the greatest sadness that we learned of the passing of Tony DiCicco. As the Head Coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team, Tony DiCicco was a World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Hall of Fame. Beyond those honors, he was a pioneer in the women’s game in the United States. Most importantly ... More

Erica Porter Recognized as June ECNL S’Hero of the Month

RICHMOND, VA (June 20, 2017) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) today announced Erica Porter as the June S'Hero of the Month award recipient for individual and community leadership. As part of the Amazing Young WomenTM movement, the ECNL is sharing the stories of S’Heroes who are role models for our nation’s young female athletes who are ... More

ECNLers Recognized as 2016-17 Gatorade State Girls’ Soccer Players of the Year

RICHMOND, VA (June 19, 2017) – ECNL would like to congratulate the following Amazing Young Women who are not only talented athletes on the field, but outstanding in the classroom and in their communities. Gatorade’s Player of the Year program, now in it’s 32nd year, honors the nation’s top high school athletes based on their athletic excellence, ... More

Player Development Programs | A Year in Review

RICHMOND, VA (June 15, 2017) – Player Development Programs (PDPs) are identification and development programs within US Club Soccer’s id2 Program with three primary goals: (i) provide top players with an opportunity to be identified and evaluated for higher levels of play; (ii) provide a high quality developmental experience; and (iii) recognize and ... More


RICHMOND, VA (June 14, 2017) – The ECNL and the Amazing Young Women movement is dedicated to showcasing females that have helped shape the league into the top female youth soccer development platform in the world. As part of the movement, the ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories. We are excited to announce Abby Smith as the ... More

The Thousands of Unique Paths to College and Beyond

RICHMOND, VA (June 13, 2017) – There are nearly 10,000 different soccer stories being told in the ECNL this year, reflective of nearly 10,000 different personal journeys in the game.  While more than 90% of them will ultimately include several chapters of college soccer, the path by which each player arrives will be different, reflecting their own unique ... More

ECNL Honors Ed Leigh with Lifetime Service Award

RICHMOND, VA (June 1, 2017) – Ed Leigh, the long-time director of ECNL Member Club FC Bucks, has impacted thousands of young players and coaches throughout his tenure as a soccer coach with his humble approach to the beautiful game. At the ECNL New Jersey National Event, the ECNL honored him with a Lifetime Service Award in recognition of outstand... More