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About the Elite Clubs National League ("ECNL")

MISSION:  The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • 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
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. 

GOAL: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.  

IMPLEMENTATION: The ECNL is led by a Board of Directors elected by the member clubs.  Day-to-day operations are managed by the ECNL Commissioner.  The ECNL has four primary platforms:

  1. The Competition Platform;
  2. The Player Identification Platform;
  3. The Club and Coach Development Platform, and
  4. The HER Platform (a female-specific health, wellness, and rejuvenation platform).