Boys ECNL Conference Logos Released
RICHMOND, VA (March 23, 2017) – With the five founding conferences of the Boys ECNL announced and ready to begin competition in August 2017, the logos for each conference have been announced today. Teams in each conference will compete for a regular season conference championship, as well as in Boys ECNL National Events where cross-conference competition will add excitement, drama, and exposure.
Teams from every Boys ECNL Conference, along with teams from multiple boys National Premier Leagues across the country, will advance to the Elite National Premier League Playoffs (ENPL Playoffs) in the summer of 2018 to crown the ENPL National Champions.
The five Boys ECNL Conferences for 2017-18 are listed below, in order of their announcement over the past several months.
Boys ECNL Southeast Conference
Founding Clubs (12): Atlanta Fire (GA), Birmingham United SA (AL), Carolina Elite SA (SC), Concorde Fire (GA), Florida Elite SA (FL), Florida Kraze Krush (FL), GSA (GA), Jacksonville Armada (FL), NASA Tophat (GA), Orlando City Youth Soccer (FL), Tampa Bay United (FL) and Tennessee SC (TN)
Boys ECNL Northeast Conference
Founding Clubs (15): Albertson Fury (NY), Braddock Road (VA), Baltimore Celtic (MD), Connecticut FC (CT), Continental FC (PA), East Meadow (NY), FC Boston (MA), FC Bucks (PA), FC Stars (MA), FSA (CT), Maryland United (MD), Match Fit Academy (NJ), PDA (PA), Penn Fusion (PA) and World Class (NJ)
Founding Clubs (9): FC Pride (IN), FC Wisconsin (WI), Michigan Wolves (MI), Ohio Elite (OH), Ohio Premier (OH), Pittsburgh Riverhounds (PA), St. Louis Scott Gallagher – IL, St. Louis Scott Gallagher – MO, Vardar SC (MI)
** Western NY Flash to Join in 2018-19
Founding Clubs (8): Albion Hurricanes FC (TX), Classics Elite (TX), Colorado Storm (CO), Houston Texans (TX), Liverpool (TX), Lonestar SC (TX), Real Colorado (CO) and Tulsa Soccer Club (OK)
Boys ECNL Southwest Conference
Founding Clubs (12): Arizona Arsenal (AZ), Beach FC (CA), Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks (CA), Heat FC (NV), LA Premier (CA), Legends (CA), Players Soccer Club (NV), Scottsdale Blackhawks (AZ), Sereno SC (AZ), Slammers SC (CA), Tucson Soccer Academy (AZ) and West Coast FC (CA)
The Boys ECNL was founded to improve the daily environment for boys’ youth soccer players through a holistic and collaborative club-based development program. The Boys ECNL will include additional league programming to support and foster club development, coaching education, and player development.
The ENPL was founded as a collaboration between the ECNL and US Club Soccer to provide a top-level boys national championship combining teams from multiple qualification pathways.
Please see www.boysecnl.com and http://www.elitenationalpremierleague.com for more updates!