Qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL, based on regular season performance, will advance to the post-season championship of the ENPL, along with qualifiers from various National Premier Leagues across the country. The ENPL, formed in collaboration between the ECNL and selected US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues will be the top boys’ competition sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
The initial members of the Texas Conference of the Boys ECNL includes many of the top boys programs across the region:
Albion Hurricanes FC (TX)
Classics Elite (TX)
Colorado Storm (CO)
Houston Texans (TX)
Lonestar SC (TX)
Real Colorado (CO)
Tulsa Soccer Club (OK)
The Texas Conference will feature competition in 5 age groups: U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19. Teams will play both conference and cross-conference regular season games based on their age group, and qualifying teams will advance to the post-season ENPL Play-Offs. Additional Dallas area clubs will be added to the conference.
Clubs are evaluated for ECNL acceptance based on the following criteria:
Club’s Player Development Guidelines.
Club’s History of Youth Player Development.
Club’s History of Success in Elite Competitions, Tournaments and Leagues.
Club’s Technical Staff (including quality of Coaching Staff).
Overall Club Infrastructure.
Information regarding ECNL squad formations and combines which would be open to invited players and any interested players will be forthcoming. Financial aid wll be available.
"We are excited to be accepted into the Boys ECNL. This is another big step for our club as we continue to raise standards and our everyday development environment," says Mark McIntosh, Director of Coaching.
“TSC Hurricane is excited to be accepted in the inaugural season of the Boys ECNL and the ENPL. The landscape of soccer continues to evolve and we are glad to be at the forefront of these new exciting opportunities. The Boys ECNL will allow us to be in the highest national competitive platform available to us that provides players with the added exposure and opportunities to help them reach their goals of playing at the next level," Michael Nsien, Boys Director of Coaching.
"This is a game changer for our boys program. Like the Girls ECNL, the is the highest level of club based competition available in Oklahoma and will be very beneficial for our boys players in addition to the National Showcase Opportunities in front of college coaches," says Executive Director Jim Tindell.