ECNL Presents at the United Soccer Coaches Conventions: Training The Best to Be Better

RICHMOND, VA (January 18, 2019) – At the world’s largest convention of soccer coaches, held last week in Chicago, IL, with attendees from grassroots coaches to professional leaders, the ECNL continued its mission to Raise The Game by presenting a detailed overview of the development and training philosophy of the ECNL National Training Camps (boys and girls), and the sessions from the 2018 camps, under the title “Training the Best to be Better”.  With experience at the youth, national, and professional level, ECNL President Christian Lavers provided deep insight into the camps, the sessions, and training methodology.

In a room with nearly 100 coaches from around the country and several more from Europe, the presentation discussed the coaching and methods used to train the players at both the Boys and Girl ECNL National Training Camps. CLICK HERE to view the full presentation, and CLICK HERE for the full sessions.

The presentation identified the framework of analysis in evaluating players, as well as the process and methods used to teach improvement in perception and cognition.  Lavers led the discussion using a Perception, Decision-Making, and Execution “loop” to identify where break-downs occur and intervention is effective – in vision, thought, or mechanics.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event.


About Girls Elite Clubs National League:  The Girls 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