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.
We are all starting to see it, particularly on younger players. Everyone from NBC News to the federal government to parents on the sidelines are talking about it. Share your POV about this new era of protective-wear and if you are/ have/will/ would never purchase it for your child.
We're no doctors here, but the fact is that many players sustain injuries during the course of their youth careers, ranging from a career-ending ACL injury to a simple strained ligament that keeps a player out for a game or two.
Several readers have asked for this topic to be added, so that conversations and sharing of experiences can be shared.
This is tricky, as we don't want to disparage any healthcare providers on this site but it may help to mention doctors and/or their affiliated practices.
Thanks to a YST reader who suggested a topic page exclusively for youth soccer coaches.
This site is designed for club administrators to publish specifications who may be looking to add new coaches or coaches in search of employment. Posters are welcome to post their email addresses but no direct phone numbers please.
Finally, coaches are also invited to utilize this page to discuss questions or issues they are facing (god bless you all) coaching boys and girls youth soccer teams.
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