PRIDE SOCCER CLUB JOINS GIRLS ECNL FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON
RICHMOND, VA (June 21, 2019) – The Girls Elite Clubs National League is excited to announce that Pride Soccer Club from Colorado Springs, Colorado will be joining the Girls ECNL beginning in the 2019-2020 ECNL Season.
Pride Soccer Club was founded in 1994 to service Southern Colorado’s growing soccer population with 45 teams and 430 players in its various programs. Today, Pride Soccer Club is one of the largest clubs in the state of Colorado, hosting approximately 4500 players on over 300 teams. In the 2018-19 season alone, Pride claimed 4 Colorado Youth Soccer Girls State Championships, building on a long history of player development and team success.
“We are excited for the opportunity for both current and future players,” said Pride SC Senior Girls Director, AJ Adcock. “The ECNL has been a constant fixture in the success of the women’s game in this country, and we look forward to challenging our players at that level.”
The Girls ECNL is the nation’s top development and competition platform for female soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and unmatched collegiate exposure through the ECNL National Events, the largest collegiate showcases in the country. In addition to the competition platform, the Girls ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in every conference, unique coaching education and club development programs, and player health and education resources.
“I am thrilled to welcome Pride SC to the league, and to offer the ECNL platform to the Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado area,” said ECNL Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “The club’s commitment to player development and competitive history will make them a strong addition to the Girls ECNL Texas Conference next year.”
The ECNL was created to serve players, coaches, and clubs within a holistic development environment that collaboratively raises standards in all areas of the game. Through its programming, the ECNL and its member clubs seek to lead innovation and improvement in youth club soccer, facilitate the development of the next generation of collegiate stars and national team players, and support the success of US Soccer’s national teams.
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls 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.