About ECNL

MISSION: The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.

GOAL: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League 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.

IMPLEMENTATION: The ECNL is led by a Board of Directors elected by the member clubs. Day-to-day operations are managed by the ECNL Commissioner. The ECNL has four primary platforms:


ECNL Frequently Asked Questions

When is the first ID Clinic for my daughter?

Sunday April 29th 2018. All clinics to be held at Central Broward Regional Park:

2000/01 & 2002 - 3:00PM - 4:30PM - Field 3 & 4

2006 & 2005 - 4:00PM - 5:30PM - Field 1 & 2

2004 & 2003 - 5:30PM - 7:00PM - Field 1 & 2

2007 & 2008 - 5:30PM - 7:00PM - Field 3 & 4

Register for ECNL ID Clinic


When does training start?
Mid-July 2018

How many times a week will ECNL teams practice? 
FC Prime's ECNL groups will train 3 times a week.

When do 2018-19 ECNL regular season games start?
Fall / August 2018
Spring/March 2019

How many events annually will the teams play in? 
The ECNL hold National Event Showcases annually. Each birth year plays the following:

U13 & U14 - 1 spring showcase 'Jnr ECNL Event' held in Greer SC.

U15 - 2 Showcases

U16, U17 - 3 Showcases

U18/U19 - 1 Showcase

Note - U13 has no national finals.

Can players play High School or Middle School Soccer? 

Can players play other sports? 

Who is the primary contact?
Alan Hough - Executive Director of FC Prime - ahough@fc-prime.com

ECNL League Information - www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/