Total Player Pathway: Phase 5
The ECNL Boys Program provides our U13-U19 members the highest level of competition available on a Regional and National level called the Elite Club National Leagues (ECNL). Teams will be challenged in top-level events and leagues throughout the country. The height of competition will be based upon the individual and the level of the teams. This program is the final phase within Eclipse’s Total Player Pathway before players move onto their college or, for those talented enough, professional careers. The ECNL is an invite-only league, that consists of the top youth clubs across the country. A club’s ability to play in the ECNL requires an invitation from the respective league. The top youth clubs across the country play in the ECNL. Eclipse Select is proud to be one of the founding members of the ECNL Boys as well as one of its top performers since the inaugural 2017-18 season.
For Eclipse Selects’ Elite Program players ages U-13 through U-18/19. This platform challenges each and every athlete with competition against the nation’s top teams and clubs. For high school-aged players, this has attracted massive appeal from a scouting standpoint and exposure to college coaches and national team scouts is unparallel. The ECNL has proved to excel in recruiting opportunities for our membership. It is a top priority for our staff to assist our players in finding the right school, athletically and academically, where he, or she, will be successful.
About ECNL Boys
The Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The ECNL will include both regular-season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.
The ECNL is based on the values of grass-roots collaboration and innovation and supports the independence and freedom of coaches and clubs to fully manage the development path for their players, including the system and style of play, the competitive calendar, and all aspects of the development path. The Boys ECNL will raise standards in training, competition, club organization, and coaching in a holistic development program.
The ECNL will be led by a Board of Directors elected by the member clubs.
- Transform the landscape of boys soccer
- Create a holistic development environment, on and off the field
- Service Clubs, Coaches, and Players
- Lead America’s youth soccer clubs
Raise the Game
- Innovation – Through Player Centered Programming
- Respect – For diversity and style, system and structure
- Opportunity – Created through exposure, showcasing and role modeling
- Development – Of the environment and complete person
- Excellence – Across the youth experience
The #NEXTUP campaign will take ECNL Boys players on a visual journey through the experience of their peers, college athletes, and pro athletes, fueling the drive to excel, to be ready to be #NEXTUP and to own the decisions that define their future.
Every player, team, and the club is #NEXTUP in the quest for 2019-20 ECNL Boys All-Conference and All-America honors, 2019-20 Boys ECNL Conference Championships, and the 2020 ENPL National Championship.