ECNL BOYS LAUNCHES WEST COAST SUPER CUP PROGRAMMING
-Innovative programming brings top athletes across U15-U19 age groups together for competition platform-
RICHMOND, Va. (February 17, 2022) – ECNL Boys is extremely excited to announce the launch of the inaugural West Coast Super Cup program, with the first-ever matches kicking off later this Spring.
Bringing together standout players from each club’s U15-U19 age groups into a U16 team and a U19 team, the ECNL Super Cup creates an exciting and ground-breaking opportunity for additional training, competition and development opportunities for these players. An initial group of twelve clubs will field teams to compete in the West Coast Super Cup this Spring, with opportunity for more to join.
“The launch of the West Coast Super Cup platform marks another step forward for the ECNL and for player development as a whole,” said Jason Kutney, ECNL Boys Commissioner. “The opportunity to layer in a supplemental best vs. best environment that does not pull players away from their age-specific teams and home clubs will not only stimulate the competitive level within the clubs but will also offer a healthy support system amongst clubs with philosophical alignment.”
There are no points, league standings, or post-season qualifications in the 2022 West Coast Super Cup. The platform provides more ways for clubs to challenge players and staff, while also increasing recruitment opportunities for college.
“It is important to provide young players with opportunities to be tested at higher levels of the game without them having to move away from home and family at a young age,” Kutney said. “These clubs have a rich history of advancing players to the collegiate and professional levels, and this platform helps them expand the scope and opportunity they provide for top players. We look forward to doing this in different ways with more clubs in our league.”
Super Cup rosters have players in every age group from U15 to U18/19 to provide different development opportunities to all ages. Rosters are fluid and can change based on performance and development at the club’s discretion, with matches scheduled to avoid overlap with ECNL National Events and other club programming.
The initial 12 clubs competing in the West Coast Super Cup are as follows, listed by region:
- Beach FC
- LAFC SoCal
- Legends FC
- San Diego Surf
- Slammers FC
- Davis Legacy
- Mustang SC
- San Juan SC
- Santa Clara Sporting
- Crossfire Premier
- Seattle United
To learn more about the ECNL Super Cup platform, click here.
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.