The ECNL was founded in 2009 as a challenge to the status quo of youth soccer, with a vision to be better.
As a result of grassroots collaboration and innovation driven by youth soccer leaders all around the country, the ECNL quickly rose to national prominence – and ultimately to be the top level of competition and player development in the country. Each step was fueled by a shared commitment to elevating the youth soccer experience.
From inception, the ECNL consistently developed in alignment with the needs of its member clubs, always seeking opportunities to lead and provide more, no matter the challenge or adversity. The four letters “ECNL” have become the embodiment of collaborative innovation, opportunity, respect, development, and excellence in youth soccer.
Today, the ECNL represents the epitome of excellence in youth soccer, for boys and girls, as the league and its clubs, players, coaches, and everyone involved seeks to constantly “Raise the Game” for the future.
To “Raise the Game” by elevating standards and experience in all aspects of youth soccer.
Our mission to Raise the Game changes the youth soccer landscape through innovative, player-centered programs that raise standards of quality and experience in all aspects of the game.
INNOVATION Through Player-Centered Programming.
RESPECT For Diversity, Style, System and Structure.
OPPORTUNITY Created Through Exposure, Showcasing and Role Modeling.
DEVELOPMENT Of the Environment and Person.
EXCELLENCE Across the Youth Soccer Experience.