ECNL TO SUSPEND ALL SANCTIONED LEAGUE COMPETITIONS THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020
RICHMOND, VA (March 12, 2020) – In the utmost consideration of the health and well-being of all participants and partners and to limit potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the Elite Clubs National League is immediately suspending all sanctioned league competitions through April 30, 2020, including cancelling the ECNL Girls Phoenix Spring National Event in April, the ECNL Boys South Carolina National Event in April, all ECNL Conference Selection Program Events through this date, and all ECNL SuperCup events through this date.
This suspension also includes all ECNL sanctioned conference games, as well as ECNL Regional League competitions. Reinstatement of league competitions in the future will be based upon recommendations from appropriate health authorities.
This decision has been made to best protect the health and well-being of all individuals participating in or attending ECNL competitions.
Clubs should follow guidance from their local health departments and the CDC regarding decisions on training sessions and other team activities to ensure the safety and well-being of their players, coaches and other stakeholders.
About Elite Clubs National League Girls: The Elite Clubs National League Girls (ECNL Girls) 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 the 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 Girls is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.
About Elite Clubs National League Boys: Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the ECNL Boys is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The ECNL Boys is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.