ECNL CONFERENCE SELECTION PROGRAM SCHEDULE & ROSTERS ANNOUNCED FOR MIDWEST EVENT
RICHMOND, VA (February 19, 2019) – The rosters and schedules for the Elite Clubs National League Conference Selection Program (CSP) event to be held on February 23, 2019 in Madison, WI has been announced.
The CSP Midwest event will be held on February 23, 2019 in Madison, WI at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with some of the best players from the following ECNL clubs in the Midwest conferences: Eclipse Select SC, Elite Girls Academy, FC Wisconsin, Kansas City Athletics, Minnesota Thunder, SLSG-IL, and SLSG-MO. For a full roster of the participating players, including team assignments and schedule for this event, click here.
The ECNL Conference Selection events provide an opportunity for the top players within every ECNL conference to play with and against the best players within their region at multiple age groups, and to attend presentations from leading coaches or experts in elite athlete development. The ECNL Conference Selection Programs are created with three primary goals:
- (i) Identify the top players within each ECNL conference at multiple age groups;
- (ii) Provide a developmental experience; and
- (iii) Recognize and reward individual performance and achievement.
In 2019, there will be ten such programs taking place across the country, with every ECNL Club assigned to one either based upon their conference or their geographic location. The ECNL Conference Selection Programs will bring together the top 60 players within the conference or geographic region for a weekend of training, competition, and education. Each ECNL Conference Selection Program will include approximately 60 players: 30 from the 2002/2003 age groups, and 30 from the 2004/2005 age groups.
The ECNL CSP listed above will include a training session and an 11 vs. 11 game. Top players from each ECNL CSP, along with other players scouted in ECNL competition throughout the year, will be considered for invitations to the ECNL National Training Camp in late July.
Players are selected for the Conference Selection Programs based on their scouted performance in ECNL competitions, and by objective recommendations from ECNL Directors across the country. The ECNL will be hosting eleven CSP events across the country over the next three months, providing an opportunity for top players in every ECNL club. There are no costs for participation in Conference Selection Programs. The ECNL covers all staffing, facility rental and equipment costs for the ECNL CSPs. The only responsibility for participating players will be the cost of travel and accommodation (where necessary).
The full schedule of 2019 ECNL CSP events is available, click here.
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.