ECNL Announces the Newest Face in The Zone
October 22, 2015 (RICHMOND, VA) – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) announced today the addition of Kelly McQuade Kinzinger to “The Zone”. Launched in November 2014 in conjunction with the Amazing Young Women movement, The Zone is a health and wellness resource and destination created specifically to meet the needs of elite teen female athletes.
Kinzinger will be onsite during ECNL National Events to teach and reinforce best practices for maintaining peak performance before, during and after competition as she leads teams through pre and post-competition routines. She will provide ECNL players with the tools and tips to reinforce strong health habits to take with them as they continue their playing career, making The Zone the primary destination for ECNLers to connect, recharge and learn.
Kinzinger has always been attracted to fitness, beginning with her involvement with organized youth sports at an early age, which continued, through her adolescent life. She was an NCAA Division I dual-sport student-athlete, playing field hockey and lacrosse at The College of William & Mary, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology in 2004. In addition to earning All-CAA honors, she received national recognition during her playing career as a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Weight Lifting All-American, becoming the first woman to earn this honor at William & Mary.
Upon graduation, she became an Assistant Coach for both field hockey and lacrosse at William and Mary, growing with the sports that brought her there. After two years Kinzinger was named the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where, after three months she was promoted to Head Field Hockey Coach. Kinzinger served as the head coach for five years, leading her team to tie the school record for most wins and receiving the Colonial Athletic Association “Coach of the Year” Award.
Her passion for coaching and fitness intertwined to create Zinger Fit in June 2012. Zinger Fit is a women’s only personal and small group training facility located in Richmond, Virginia. Kinzinger is a Certified Personal Trainer, earning her certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has been involved in personal training at all levels and is now focusing her attention on empowering and improving women’s lives through exercise.
Kinzinger is an Amazing Young Woman with a passion for motivating women to grow in strength and confidence. To learn more about Kelly, click here.
About Amazing Young WomenTM: Launched by the ECNL, the Amazing Young Women is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders. The ECNL is calling on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.
Women of all ages can share their personal moments of inspiration through social media and at www.AmazingYoungWomen.com. Every share and submission helps drive a movement that celebrates the power of what it is to be a girl today. Each month Amazing Young Women of the ECNL will be chosen from online submissions and social engagement to be showcased at AmazingYoungWomen.com. Through testimonials, tips and tools, the website is providing all girls to view, share, and celebrate what it is to be motivated, strong, and successful.
About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (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 for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams 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.
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