ABOUT THE ECNL
The ECNL was founded in 2009 as a challenge to the status quo of youth soccer, with a vision to be better. In its first years, the league supported only girls programming, but that was to change.
As a result of grassroots collaboration and innovation driven by youth soccer leaders all around the country, the ECNL quickly rose to national prominence – and ultimately to be the top level of competition and player development in the country. Each step was fueled by a shared commitment to elevating the youth soccer experience.
From inception, the ECNL consistently developed in alignment with the needs of its member clubs, always seeking opportunities to lead and provide more, no matter the challenge or adversity. The four letters “ECNL” have become the embodiment of collaborative innovation, opportunity, respect, development, and excellence in youth soccer, as the once-radical idea of clubs having a voice to determine their future proved to produce results never before seen in youth soccer. Unrivaled numbers of female players, of constantly improving quality, began moving on to the collegiate, professional, and national team levels as the ECNL impact changed youth soccer.
In 2017, the landscape again demanded more and the ECNL Boys was founded, setting the stage for an amazing period of rapid growth, increasing quality and further change in youth soccer. Starting with 57 of the top boys clubs in the country, the creation of the Boys ECNL once again demonstrated how a total commitment to improving the experience of players, coaches, clubs, and the environment in which they develop, can change everything.
Today, the ECNL represents the epitome of excellence in youth soccer, for boys and girls, as the league and its clubs, players, coaches, and everyone involved seeks to constantly “Raise the Game” for the future.
*All current CFC ECNL and ECNL-RL players must register along with any players interested in joining our club.
Questions regarding our open tryouts? Email below:
ECNL: Eric Da Costa - email@example.com
ECNL Northeast Conference website: www.ecnlboys.com/northeast-conference
At CFC, we are continually striving to provide an avenue for players to compete at the highest level possible. With that being said, we have grown our participation in the ECNL by now offering 2 teams; one at the current National Level, and the second into the new Regional Level. All CFC ECNL teams will have access to the ECNL platform and national event showcases, as well as being trained by the area's top college and youth coaches.
"The addition of the ECNL Regional League is yet another value-added initiative by the Boys ECNL to provide valuable programming that will enhance the player experience for each of our ECNL Member Clubs," says Eric Da Costa, CFC ECNL Boys Director. "For CFC, it streamlines our player development model under a singular league structure and defines a clear pathway for our players and families."
Da Costa continues, "The resources and reach of the ECNL platform will allow us to showcase more of our players in a highly competitive environment. It also affords us the ability to allow players to develop at different rates while also having the opportunity to identify and challenge those players who are progressing."
Boys teams will be put together for U12 (players born 2012) and older.
We look forward to seeing you on the field soon!
Eric Da Costa - firstname.lastname@example.org