PRO to Continue Association with the Elite Clubs National League

RICHMOND, VA (February 11, 2017) – PRO’s relationship with the ECNL provides a referee scouting network and mentoring program for each of the ECNL National Events throughout the year. PRO Referee Scouts and Mentors, along with other selected national and local referee coach mentors, provide training, feedback and guidance for all referees at the events.

PRO’s Strategic Initiatives Manager, Sandra Serafini, said: “PRO is very pleased to continue our association with ECNL for the 2017 season. The ECNL offers the high quality and competitive conditions that enable PRO to scout for and mentor some of the best up and coming officiating talent in the country.”

The ECNL is the top development, training and competition program for youth female soccer players in the United States.

ECNL will use the performance observations to select referees for consideration at its National Playoffs in June and July.

ECNL National Events:

•    ECNL Texas  |  Houston, TX  |  February 18-20, 2017  |  U15-U18

•    ECNL Phoenix (Spring)  |  Phoenix, AZ  |  April 7-9, 2017  |  U15-U18

•    ECNL New Jersey  |  Zarephath, NJ  |  May 27-29, 2017  |  U15-U17

•    ECNL National Playoffs  |  Rockford, IL  |  June 22-27, 2017

•    ECNL National Finals  |  San Diego, CA  |  July 7-8, 2017

For more information on ECNL events, please contact Dick Triche, ECNL National Events Referee Director at


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 college and 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.   |   Facebook /theECNL  |  Twitter@theECNL

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