Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

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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.


Anonymous said...

no other clubs have success across all ages to be accepted into ECNL. nj rush was bragging on itself on the U16 blog. perhaps they could be next? don't care enough to look.

a south club would make sense. maybe barons in the future?

Anonymous said...

Would love to see ECNL have some type of pro/rel. The Northeast would work.
The bottom team in the ECNL would be relegated to NPL and the top team in NPL would be promoted. FC Stars of Mass NPL would join FC Stars of Mass ECNL as Albertson ECNL will join Albertson NPL in the Northeast Girls NPL. The club doesn't get punished for not having a strong team in the age group. FC Stars gets rewarded for having a deep age group. This would make the ECNL that much stronger in my opinion.

Additionally, if they wanted to switch a second team they could have a play in game between 2nd to last in ECNL and the NPL runner Up.

U14 ECNL Conference Standings

2.64 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U14
2.33 FC Bucks ECNL U14
2.11 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U14
1.91 World Class FC ECNL U14
1.73 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U14
1.55 PDA ECNL U14
1.45 Match Fit Academy ECNL U14
1.33 Connecticut FC ECNL U14
1.00 East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U14
0.50 FSA FC ECNL U14
0.45 Continental FC Delco ECNL U14
0.10 Albertson Fury ECNL U14

NPL Northeast Girls League
3.00 FC Stars of Mass 00 NPL
2.55 PDA North 00 NPL
2.09 PDA South 00 NPL
1.82 Continental FC 00 NPL
1.45 Match Fit Academy 00 NPL
1.60 FSA FC 00 NPL
1.50 World Class FC 00 NPL
1.18 Penn Fusion SA 00 NPL
0.91 FC Bucks 00 NPL
0.80 Connecticut FC 00 NPL
0.27 Boston Breakers Academy 00 NPL
0.10 Albertson SC 00 NPL

Anonymous said...

Or they could use the NPL Finals every year to promote a new team every year with our relegation.

So for example if we take the u13 Age group you will have ALL the ECNL Club teams whenthey reach u18 plus the
u13 NPL Champion to join in at u14. The u14 Champion to join at u15. The following teams from NPL would also be in ECNL:

So the Below NPL champions would be in ECNL. This would bump up NPLs across the country and make ECNL even stronger.

U14 Girls FCSC Nemeis 00 White

U15 Girls NEFC gu14 elite
Colorado Storm Copa

U16 Girls THUSC - Onyx
THUSC (back to back)

U17 Girls NJ Stallions Dynamite
South Bay Force Black

U18 Girls PDA NPL U17
New York Rush

two spins on how pro/rel could help ECNL