RICHMOND, VA (February 24, 2021) – ECNL Girls is excited to launch the first-ever national event series for the ECNL Girls Regional League for the 2021-22 season, giving more players access to the top collegiate recruiting platform in the country and fulfilling its mission to be the best youth sports platform in America. The series will feature two showcase national events, each running concurrently with existing ECNL Girls National Events. Between these events, thousands of ECNL athletes will gain exposure to hundreds of college coaches and scouts and experience top competition and an atmosphere not seen in any other platform.
“National Events have been a staple of the ECNL platform, and we are thrilled to add the ECNL event experience to Regional League players and teams next season,” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Girls Commissioner. “The ECNL atmosphere cannot be matched, and these events give our players unrivaled exposure to top soccer talent and colleges across the country. We look forward to expanding the regional league platform as it continues to be an access point for the best female players in the country.”
The 2021-22 Girls ECNL Regional League National Events, and age groups competing at each, are below:
- National Event: ECNL Regional League – Florida
January 7-9, 2022 | U15-U18/19
- National Event: ECNL Regional League – Arizona
April 1-3, 2022 | U15-U18/19
Clubs from across the country will meet at these events for cross-conference competition, learning and growing at individual, team and club levels.
The ECNL Girls Regional League has expanded to include nearly 200 clubs nation-wide in the past three years, bringing a total of more than 1500 of the country’s best teams into the ECNL competition pyramid. The creation of Regional League National Events further establishes the nation’s top players, teams and clubs into one platform to raise standards in all areas of the game.
Age groups, team lists and schedules for these events will be announced at a later date. Additional ECNL Regional League National Events are expected in the future.
About the ECNL:
The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential.
The ECNL mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.
The ECNL Commitment:
We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly. Born out of the belief in a better way. Continued in the ever-evolving pursuit of excellence.