Girls ECNL Celebrates Players’ Limitless Potential

RICHMOND, VA (November 8, 2018) – The first Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) National Event of the season will kick-off this weekend in Phoenix, AZ, with the nation’s top female youth soccer league celebrating the limitless potential of its players, teams and clubs.  The #NoCeiling campaign recognizes a decade of the Girls ECNL transforming youth female soccer, and looks toward a future of even more opportunity, growth, and development.

The #NoCeiling campaign will showcase the passion, drive and unlimited potential of today’s ECNL athlete through digital and local market activations throughout the season, challenging players to dream bigger than ever before.

“Today’s ECNL elite athlete has more opportunity to excel than ever before, and the passion of the players within the league to be the best on and off the field continues to grow every year,” said Girls ECNL Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “We want to provide a platform with the incredible opportunity in sport, in service, and in leadership, and to embrace the drive of these players and teams to set new standards of performance in all aspects of their lives.”

In the tenth year of the Girls ECNL, over 4,000 ECNL alums are playing Division I college soccer this year, and Girls ECNL alums are headlining all-conference awards across the country.  The ECNL College Impact tracks the incredible achievements of these players, and sets a bar for the current generation of ECNL players to meet and exceed. With each alum’s success story inspiring today’s female ECNL player to dream bigger, the #NoCeiling campaign will inspire and use the power of role models to drive players forward on the field, in their community, and towards their goals.

“Our potential to grow, change, and innovate as players, teams, clubs and a league has no ceiling, and this vision affirms our commitment to create the incredible future we envision,” said ECNL President Christian Lavers.


About Amazing Young WomenTM: The Amazing Young Women campaign 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 elevated stories and social media. Every share and submission helps drive a movement that celebrates the power of what it is to be a girl today.

S’Heroes are a part of the Amazing Young WomenTM campaign designed to showcase strong, successful women who embody the fact that drive on the soccer field translates into life lessons. The ECNL is calling on all who love sports to join them in supporting youth female athletes as they recognize their own potential, define their individual paths to success, and prepare to be our next generation of leaders.

The Amazing Young Women campaign encourages young female athletes to embrace their competitive nature, and prove they cannot be shaken from the path to their dreams. Those recognized as S’Heroes have taken a spirit of leadership and inspiration from the field, and have demonstrated that it’s not just about a phase of your life, but a way of life.

About Girls 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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