Discoveries Soccer Club is excited to announce that as of Fall 2019, Discoveries Soccer Club will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).
The Boys ECNL provides a top level, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players, with conference competition in five age groups (U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and collegiate exposure through multiple Boys ECNL National Events. In addition to the competition platform, the Boys ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players, as well as unique coaching education and club development programs. Top teams from every Boys ECNL conference qualify for the post-season ENPL Playoffs, along with top teams from US Club Soccer’s NPLs.
Executive Director Dave Carton:
“We are very much looking forward to our participation in the Boys ECNL. Over the past two years our boys’ teams have proven their ability to compete at the national level and we are grateful to the leadership at the ECNL for their confidence in the work we are doing here at Discoveries Soccer Club. This platform fits seamlessly into our club model, and allows us to provide high level competition for our players, while maintaining our support for local High School programs in our area. So much of the credit goes to our players, parents, and coaches for their commitment to the program, but also to the Board at DSC for their willingness and support of our mission. While this platform will satisfy our boys in the short term, we are committed to providing this same level to our girls, who have worked so hard to put our girls program on the national map. This is a proud day for everyone associated with DSC, and we look forward to the future in the ECNL”.
Tryout information for the Discoveries’ Boys ECNL program will be released shortly.
Preview of the 2018/19 Mid-Atlantic Conference;
About Boys Elite Clubs National League: The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.
The Boys ECNL is based on the values of grass-roots collaboration and innovation, and supports the independence and freedom of coaches and clubs to fully manage the development path for their players, including the system and style of play, the competitive calendar, and all aspects of the development path. The Boys ECNL will raise standards in training, competition, club organization, and coaching in a holistic development program.