The Elite Clubs National League is the leading development league for youth soccer players. With more than 90 clubs in 32 states across the country, the ECNL provides top female youth players with an opportunity to compete against each other and to challenge themselves.
Over the past decade, the ECNL has redefined what amazing young women can do. Today, the players of the ECNL represent some of the best youth athletes in the world. ECNL alums make up a majority of the players across the "Powder 5" NCAA conferences in college soccer, and the ECNL players from the first years of the league comprise 25% of the recent World Cup Championship Team.
The ECNL is about more than just being counted among the world's top female athletes. It's about a sisterhood, committed to being our best and making those around us better. It's about paving new paths as we raise the level of the game. ECNL is more than a league; leaders play here.
Now, as nearly 96% of female CEOs identify as athletes, Sweat Cosmetics and The ECNL are teaming up as part of the "Leaders Play Here" initiative, to inspire all amazing young women to reach for new heights and achieve new feats.
The ECNL and Sweat relationship creates a unique cross-generational bond that reaches beyond the field of play, motivating girls and calling for commitment to support the next generation of female leaders – by people who have achieved success and walked a similar path themselves, both on the field and off.
Together, ECNL and Sweat are reinforcing the power of positive role models in motivating young women to achieve their potential, and calling on all women to Team Up by identifying and celebrating the role models who inspired them.
Click the link below to learn more about the "Team Up" Movement.
The Elite Clubs National League Girls (ECNL Girls) was founded in 2009 to enhance the development experience of female youth players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through the creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL Girls is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.