The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), a US Club Soccer-sanctioned league, was initially founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the elite female youth soccer player by improving the competitive environment, scouting and identification process, as well as the daily training environment. The success of the ECNL Girls program lead to the expansion of the ECNL in 2017 to include the Boys program. The ECNL program allows for innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model. The ECNL program includes both regular season conference games and national events where players will compete against cross-conference opponents. Travel requirements: state, regional, national.