Eclipse Select Boys ECNL to be Based Out of West Location
OAK BROOK, IL (June 30, 2020) – The Eclipse Select Soccer Club is excited to announce that the Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) program (ages U-13 through U-18/19) for the 2020-2021 season will be based out the West Location. The Eclipse Boys ECNL will collectively train and play competitive matches utilizing primarily the Naperville and Aurora area.
West Director of Coaching, Cleo Huitron, and staff coach Presi Huitron have spearheaded the West site since 2017. Since then, the West has been largely focused on U-8 through U-13 player development and has served as a pathway to the Boys ECNL level. “The Boys ECNL platform serves as a great motivator and tool for development from top to bottom in the club,” said Cleo Huitron. “The youngest ages get to watch and aspire to be like oldest age groups playing in the ECNL while the oldest age groups playing in the ECNL are constantly tested and provided unparallel exposure that is only getting better year after year.”
In three short years, this development pathway has seen the boys’ program win on a multitude of levels.
3 US Club Soccer National Cup championships
1 Elite National Premier League Finals (ENPL) championship
2 US Club Soccer National Cup finalists
1 ENPL Finals finalists
3 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Midwest Conference champions
4 National Cup Midwest Regional championships
4 Illinois Youth Soccer Association State Cup Champions
2 Boys ECNL All-American selections
2 Boys ECNL Conference Player of the Year selections
Ranked 27th as a club on SoccerWire.com’s Top 100 Boys Soccer Clubs on March 11, 2020
“The West has done a tremendous job essentially starting from scratch to building one of the best programs in the country on the boy’s side,” said Eclipse Select President Rory Dames. “Having all the Boys ECNL teams in the West will only further player development and foster a great culture of committing to excellence that the club stands for.”
Eclipse Select Soccer Club is an original founding member of the Boys ECNL which was founded to provide a top-class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. It is one of the fastest-growing youth leagues in the world starting in 2017 with 57 founding members. It now has a membership of 130 different clubs from around the country, many of which transitioned to the league after leaving the US Soccer’s Development Academy.
The 2020-2021 Tryout Registration* for the Boys Program is now open. Make sure to sign up HERE to be eligible for tryouts and consideration for team roster vacancies.
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