BOYS ECNL NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP WELCOMES TOP LEAGUE TALENT AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED COACHING STAFF TO THE BAHAMAS
RICHMOND, VA (July 22, 2019) – The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) has announced the participants, staff, and schedule for the 2019 Boys ECNL National Training Camp taking place July 28 to August 1 in the Bahamas.
The camp is set to include 35 of the top Boys ECNL performers from the 2018-2019 season, for the birth years 2004 – 2001, most of whom were also selected to their respective All-Conference Teams within the league. The players will be managed by a mixed staff of NCAA Men’s Soccer coaches and Boys ECNL youth coaches, including Syracuse University Head Coach Ian McIntyre, University of Virginia Associate Head Coach Matt Chulis, Heat FC Boys ECNL staff coach Darel Russel, and FC Stars Director of Goalkeeping Matt Davison. As an enhancement to this year’s camp, the staff will also include nationally-recognized performance coach Mike Whiteman, Director of Sports Science and Performance Training for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
In addition to daily technical and tactical training sessions, players will participate in active preparation and recovery sessions led by Whiteman, and will compete in international friendlies on July 31, against the Under-17 Bahamas YNT and the full men’s national team. All training sessions and friendlies will take place at the National Stadium of the Bahamas.
The Boys ECNL National Training Camp is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). There is no cost to players aside from travel to and from the camp. Lodging in Nassau, meals, ground transport and all other on-site costs are covered by the league. Training gear, including a cleat trial for all participating players, will be provided by PUMA North America, official sponsor of the Boys ECNL.
About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game.
The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.