Conference Selection Program
The ECNL Conference Selection (formerly named PDP) 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 2018-2019, 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.
Players are selected for the ECNL Conference Selection Programs based on their performance in ECNL competitions and recommendations from coaches. Each ECNL Conference Selection Programs will occur over two days and will include three training sessions/matches and a presentation for the players. All players will receive Nike training gear. The ECNL will be covering the costs of participation in the ECNL Conference Selection Programs, excluding travel costs for participating players.