ECNL TO RECORD AND LIVE STREAM GAMES AT ARIZONA (FALL) AND SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL EVENTS

Richmond, VA (October 21, 2020) - The Elite Clubs National League announced today that the league will be recording and live-streaming all games at the girls ECNL Arizona (Fall) and the ECNL South Carolina National Events for the U16, U17 and U18/U19 age groups to support college identification and recruiting. With the ... More

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDY ANALYZES COVID-19 RATES AMONG YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS

Richmond, VA (September 16, 2020) -  A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin suggests that the incidence of reported COVID-19 cases among youth soccer players is not increased compared to the national pediatric case rate.  Dr. Drew Watson, a physician at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and ... More

The ECNL Launches 2020 Season with New Brand Identity Representing the Nation’s Top Clubs and Players

Richmond, VA (September 15, 2020) - The Elite Clubs National League has officially kicked off the 2020 season with a bold new look reflecting the league’s history of changing the game, its leadership in youth sport, and the exciting future for its players.  The 2020 soccer season launches with the nation’s strongest ... More

ECNL “RESILIENCE IN A CRISIS” WEBINAR WITH CHIEF MENTAL PERFORMANCE ADVISOR CRISTINA FINK TO BROADCAST THURSDAY

RICHMOND, VA (August 24, 2020) –  The Elite Clubs National League will host an educational webinar “Resilience in a Crisis” on Thursday, August 27, 8 PM ET, providing strategies to cope effectively and support players during times of COVID-19.  The webinar will be presented by the ECNL Chief Mental Performance ... More

ECNL & Trace Expand Relationship to Help Member Clubs and Players Access Video and Recruiting Services During Crucial Time

Richmond, VA (August 12, 2020) - The ECNL and Trace are excited to announce an expanded relationship with additional benefits for ECNL Member Clubs. Trace will provide ECNL clubs with the ability to capture game results and deliver automated, individual player moments that are ready to share with college coaches, through ... More

A BALANCING ACT: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF INACTIVITY ON YOUTH ATHLETES

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ECNL APPOINTS DR. CRISTINA FINK AS MENTAL PERFORMANCE ADVISOR

RICHMOND, VA (July 20, 2020) – The ECNL is excited to announce that world renowned Performance Psychologist and former Olympian Dr. Cristina Fink will be the ECNL Mental Performance Advisor for the 2020-2021 season. Over the year, Dr. Fink will feature in a series of ECNL webinars and blogs intended to provide expert ... More

ECNL LAUNCHES RETURN TO COMPETITION RECOMMENDATIONS TO SUPPORT YOUTH SOCCER CLUBS PREPARING FOR THE SEASON

RICHMOND, VA (July 10, 2020) – The Elite Clubs National League today released the ECNL Return to Competition Recommendations as a followup to the Return to Play Recommendations released in May. Each of these resources serve as guidelines for the hundreds of ECNL clubs and coaches around the country that are working to ... More

ECNL GIRLS ANNOUNCES ECNL REGIONAL LEAGUE – NORTH TEXAS

RICHMOND, VA (July 2, 2020) – The Elite Clubs National League Girls will be adding a new league to its ever-growing platform of Regional Leagues. Set to begin play in the 2020-2021 season and featuring competition at the U11 through U18/U19 age groups, the ECNL Girls Regional League – North Texas will be the latest ... More

ECNL GIRLS ATHLETES TAKE HOME GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR 2019-2020

RICHMOND, VA (June 17, 2020) – The Elite Clubs National League Girls would like to congratulate the following athletes for their achievements both on and off the field. These athletes were the exemplary embodiment of what it means to be a leader – showcasing their talents on the pitch, their commitment to academic ... More