2018 H.E.R Coaching Scholarships Application Period Open

RICHMOND, VA (December 6, 2017) – In alignment with the Elite Club National League’s mission to Raise The Game, the ECNL announced today that the application period for the 4th annual H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Program is now open. The H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship was created to encourage the amazing young women of the ECNL to enter the coaching profession by providing financial assistance towards coaching education courses and licenses.

2018 will mark the fourth consecutive year that these coaching education scholarships will be awarded. Since 2015, the ECNL has helped nearly 30 H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Recipients continue their development and education, and to impact the game for young women around the country.  In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a female coach, and either an ECNL Alum entering the coaching profession or a current female coach within an ECNL Member Club. 

The ECNL is now accepting applications to provide financial assistance towards either the USSF National “D” or “E” license course taking place in the 2018 calendar year.  The deadline for submitting applications for scholarship awards is February 1, 2018.

CLICK HERE to complete the online application or copy and paste the following link: https://ecnl.wufoo.com/forms/2018-her-coaching-scholarship-program/.

The H.E.R. Coaching Scholarship Program aligns with the ECNL Amazing Young WomenTM campaign, and was created specifically to encourage top female players to enter the coaching profession. Our goal is to help provide these Amazing Young Women with the opportunity, guidance and voice to further their skills and increase the number of female coaches and leaders in soccer.


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.

Amazing Young Women of the ECNL will 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 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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