ECNL Announces Roster for 2018 Integrated Training Camp and ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
RICHMOND, VA (July 12, 2018) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2018 Integrated Training Camp taking place July 21-27, 2018 and the ECNL/id2National Training Camp taking place July 24-28, 2018. Both camps will be hosted at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
For the first time ever, approximately 40 female players born in 2001 and 2002 will participate in an Integrated Training in conjunction with the International Champion’s Cup. These players will learn from and participate in training sessions with two of the top women’s professional teams in the world: Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City FC. Beyond these integrated training sessions, these players will have additional trainings and friendly competition during the week.
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City will also participate in a featured match at the University of Portland Stadium during the camp on July 24th at 7:00 PM, before departing for Miami, Florida for the first Women’s International Champions Cup. This match is open to the public and tickets can be purchased here.
Approximately 90 additional youth players born in 2003, 2004 and 2005 will be invited to the annual ECNL/id2 National Training Camp from July 24-28, 2018. These players will have the opportunity to play with and against the best athletes in the country in their age groups, learn from a staff of some of the country’s top youth coaches, and watch the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
The 2018 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.
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls 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.