Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

Definition of organization from their site: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

Purpose of this YouthSoccer Talk (YST) page: To promote healthy discussion, feedback and opinions about the ECNL by participating families.


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Anonymous said...

The federation is exploring the potential to create a 60-player national girls’ multi-age residency program in a city yet to be determined

This would pair with a girls’ development academy, which would target U-14, U-16 and U-18 league models

U.S. women’s youth programs will also move to birth-year specific programming in 2015.

How all parties come together on these plans could be one of the most interesting spaces to watch. Gulati said U.S. Soccer has a good relationship with Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of girls youth soccer in the U.S. and a model that loosely replicates the boys’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy model.

Anonymous said...

If ECNL's goal is to provide a competitive landscape to improve girls soccer they have failed miserably in N CAL particularly in the U16 bracket which is dominated by one club. The coach of this club has systematically taken control not just of the ECNL club level but PDP iD2 and the NTC in the NorCal area. He holds several positions of power within NorCal soccer even though he has major conflicts of interest being the ECNL coach for his daughters team, through his power he has been able to assemble what is a regional team vs an area club team. He has several players that live over 100 miles away. What this has caused is a very uneven playing field for the other ECNL NorCal teams as they cannot compete with this regional team. He built an environment for his daughter to succeed at the expense of all the other U16 players in the area. Although his daughter is a good player she isn't great yet she and several others on his team are always chosen for every PDP and ID camp event. This man has so much power he can determine who moves ahead in the ID camp environment and who doesn't. If you are part of his team you are golden if not and especially if he feels threatened by you as a player or doesn't like you he will go out of his way to make sure yiou don't advance. This has been very damaging to many girls. ECNL needs to wake up and see what he is doing since rumor has it that now that his daughter and all his pets are committed to colleges he will be moving onto a younger age group in hopes of repeating the same thing with them! Wake up ECNL this man is ruining the intent of your program.

Anonymous said...

Just read the above, ha ha I can see he struck again! Did you see they just posted the NorCal ECNL ID roster? It is full of his favorites and of course his daughter! Even looks like he stacked the deck with lesser players so he could further manipulate the final roster for Beaverton! Get a clue ECNL this man is destroying your program as well as the self esteem of too many girl players!