First Midwest Conference Showcase Brings Together ECNL and Saint Louis Community
RICHMOND, VA (October 12, 2018) – This past weekend, SLSG-MO hosted the first ever Midwest Conference Showcase, bringing together eight ECNL Member Clubs in the Midwest Conference for a weekend of community service, great competition, and collegiate exposure.
This event was held at SLSG-MO’s WWT Soccer Park, one of the premier facilities in the country, with friendly competition between the U15, U16 and U17 age groups. The event allowed great exposure to Midwest colleges for the players, and created a fantastic atmosphere of community between the players, coaches, and clubs.
The Midwest Showcase coincided with an event hosted weekly by SLSG-MO and the Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA). ECNL players from multiple Midwest clubs, along with numerous ECNL Alums currently at Saint Louis University and other St. Louis soccer programs, volunteered with the SPENSA event in an exceptional day of soccer fellowship. The experience participating in such a special event was impactful for all of the players.
The ECNL would like to thank St. Louis Scott Gallagher for hosting this new event at their wonderful facility, and to SPENSA for making the experience about more than a game.
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.