RICHMOND, Va. (November 1, 2021) – The ECNL is excited to announce today the nation’s leading youth soccer league has partnered with Hudl to provide its athletes, coaches and clubs with best-in-class video and data tools to improve performance on and off the field.

“The tremendous advancements in technology are enabling players and coaches to evaluate and improve play like never before. Our partnership with Hudl will increase access to these technologies and further our mission to raise the game,” said ECNL President Christian Lavers. “The Hudl technologies and services, including video capture and analysis services, are designed to help educate, develop, and showcase players across the league as they pursue their goals to play collegiate and professional soccer.”

Founded in 2009, the ECNL has grown from 40 clubs in its inaugural season to more than 240 clubs and 70,000 players across the Girls and Boys ECNL in 2021. The league’s growth and success stems from prioritizing the experiences of players, coaches and clubs above all else, while always looking to innovate and raise standards within the game. By partnering with Hudl, the ECNL is continuing that mission. 

Through this partnership with Hudl, ECNL clubs will have exclusive pricing and access to Hudl educational platforms to make it easy to enhance team play through video, Assist and more. In addition, the ECNL will have enhanced marketing and top video quality for showcase events, significantly impacting the recruitment process by providing next-level premier content to highlight players and promote them to the top colleges, universities, and professional clubs worldwide.

With this partnership, the ECNL joins top clubs and leagues around the world, including the English Premier League, La Liga, and Major League Soccer, to provide its clubs with the best video and data tools available. With these resources, the ECNL continues to lead the way in youth soccer and youth sports as a whole in player development and fostering a proven pathway to the collegiate, professional and international levels.


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. 

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