In the 2012-2013 season, the ECNL launched the first ECNL Coaching Development Initiative (CDI) in conjunction with the Coaching Education department of US Soccer. The ECNL CDI now occur ever year in the ECNL.
ECNL CDIs are held at several different ECNL National Events each year, with each event featuring a full day of coaching education in the class-room and on the field. All ECNL Directors and staff are eligible to attend at no cost.
Presenters at ECNL CDIs are selected by the ECNL, and include a variety of coaches and educators.
The purpose of the CDIs are to share best practices in youth development across all ECNL clubs, align training methodologies, and improve the level of coaching throughout the ECNL.
ECNL Coaching Development Initiative