ECNL National Events: An Inspired & Unrivaled Playing Environment

RICHMOND, VA (March 23, 2017) – In 2009, the ECNL changed the landscape for youth female soccer players in the United States and massively elevated the quality of their soccer experience. The incredible atmosphere and excitement created at every ECNL National Event each season is just one of many ways that the league inspires players to be their best every day.

ECNL National Events are the pinnacle stage for college soccer recruiting in the United States, with several hundred colleges represented at each ECNL National Event, and almost every Division I school in the country in attendance at the ECNL Playoffs.

While college recruiting is a primary focus of the ECNL National Events, the league also creates an unmatched atmosphere of professionalism for participating teams and players. Whether it is field after field of nearly perfect grass, Gatorade products provided pre-, during, and post-game at every game, or the ECNL logo proudly displayed on the sideline and on corner flags, tents, and more, every detail reminds players of the great stage they are on in order to challenge, inspire, and motivate them to be their best.

The ECNL also uses National Events to educate players on recovery and proper care of their bodies through The Zone, a groundbreaking health and wellness destination at every event created specifically to meet the unique needs of elite teen female athletes. At The Zone, players learn pre-competition activation exercises, receive pre-game taping and other treatments, get access to pre-and post-competition nutrition, and go through state of the art recovery and rejuvenation protocols post-game.  While in The Zone, the players are surrounded with messages and information on leadership and achievement from former players – either in-person or through special digital messaging from ECNL alums, college stars, and professional players.

The atmosphere at ECNL National Events reflects unparalleled professionalism in youth soccer, and prepares every player for the next stage of their soccer career.


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  Every share and submission helps drive a movement that celebrates the power of what it is to be a girl today.

Amazing Young Women of the ECNL will be showcased at 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 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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