Elite Clubs National League
FC Milwaukee Teams Wrap Up ECNL Regular Season
Mar 30 2010 - CL
The U15 - U17 FC Milwaukee Nationals Girls Teams concluded the inaugural ECNL regular season in Las Vegas, NV on March 12 - 14, 2010. Each team will now wait to see their final regular-season standings, which will depend on the last regular-season games played by other ECNL clubs in New Jersey over Memorial Day. All 120 ECNL teams will compete in the ECNL National Championship Event in Seattle, WA in July 2010, with each team placed in a play-off group based upon their final regular season standing.
Inaugural ECNL Player Identification Program National Training Camp Concludes; FC Milwaukee's Lindsey Holmes a Participant
Mar 04 2010 - CL
The first National Training Camp co-sponsored by the Elite Clubs National League concluded on March 1, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The 4 day camp was co-sponsored by the ECNL in conjunction with US Club Soccer's id2 Program. The ECNL identified 30 of the 60 players invited into the camp through scouting of ECNL competition in August, December and January, and also paid for the costs for these players to attend the camp. FC Milwaukee's Lindsey Holmes, a forward on the U16 Blue team, was one of the 30 invites.
ECNL Player Identification Program Recommends Lindsey Holmes to id2 National Training Camp
Feb 17 2010 - CL
FC Milwaukee U16 player Lindsey Holmes (Verona, WI) was among the 60 players invited to US Club Soccer's upcoming id2 National Training Camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, consisting of players from the 1994, 1995 and 1996 age groups. Lindsey Holmes was one of 30 players from the 1994 birth year invited to the camp based on their individual performances in ECNL competition over the past several months. The ECNL will be subsidizing the cost of the training camp for these 30 players.
ECNL Player Identification Program Launched; Standings Released
Dec 11 2009 - CL
The post-event recap of the ECNL Division games at the Final Four Showcase in College Station, TX has been released, with standings in all age groups and flights, and details on the new ECNL Player Identification Program. The ECNL Player Identification Program will provide another avenue for FC Milwaukee players to be identified for participation in the US Youth Soccer National Teams through scouting of their performances in ECNL competition. "The ECNL Player Identification Program will allow those FC Milwaukee players with potential to participate in youth national teams to be identified without additional expense of other try-outs or camps, and without adding to their already busy calendar," said FC Milwaukee U17 girls coach Christian Lavers. The ECNL Player Identification Program will be sponsoring its first National Camp in conjunction with US Club Soccer's id2 program in February in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where the ECNL will be paying all expenses (except travel) of 30 ECNL players.
ECNL Releases All-ECNL Event Team; FC Milwaukee's Brittany Von Rueden Selected
Dec 11 2009 - CL
On December 11, 2009 the Elite Clubs National League announced the "All-Event Teams"
from the games played at the ECNL Divisions at the Final Four Showcase in College Station, TX last weekend. Thirty-two clubs in each age group of the ECNL (U15, U16, and U17) each played 3 games over 3 days against opponents in their division. An "All-Event Team"
of 11 players has been selected at each age group based on nominations from ECNL coaches and scouting by the ECNL Player Identification Program.
FC Milwaukee Shines in ECNL Divisions at the Final Four Showcase
Dec 07 2009 - CL
FC Milwaukee's U15, U16, and U17 girls teams competed in the ECNL Divisions at the Final Four Showcase in College Station, TX from December 4 - 6. Each team played 3 games in the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) as part of the 9-game regular season. The event was hosted in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Final Four, and hundreds of Division I, II, and III college coaches were in attendance to recruit players for their future teams.
ECNL Releases Member Club Standards and Guidelines
Oct 06 2009 - CL
The Elite Clubs National League released its 2009-2010 Member Club Standards and Guidelines this week to all 40 ECNL Member Clubs -- including FC Milwaukee Nationals, Wisconsin's only ECNL Member Club. The Standards are designed to provide a framework for improving player development within each Member Club, and to provide recommendations regarding training frequency, coaching licensure and expectations, as well as processes for developing annual technical reports and other developmental measurements for each ECNL team.
FC Milwaukee Nationals is honored to be invited into the Elite Clubs National League for its inaugural 2009-2010 season.
The Elite Clubs National League (the "ECNL") was founded in 2009 to revolutionize the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment for youth female soccer players; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the US Soccer youth national teams; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at female youth soccer clubs through standardizing best practices and training and organizational guidelines. The ECNL is the elite competitive league for youth female soccer players in the United States, and in its inaugural 2009-2010 season, will consist of 40 of the top female youth soccer clubs throughout the United States.
2009-2010 Competition Format:
In 2009-2010, the ECNL will consist of 40 of the top female youth soccer clubs throughout the United States competing in two twenty-team divisions, "Challenge A" and "Challenge B." Each team will participate in nine regular-season games within their division. Each ECNL club will play their regular-season games at three ECNL events, selected from five potential ECNL events: (i) the Eclipse ECNL Showcase in August in Chicago, IL; (ii) the ECNL Divisions at the Final Four Showcase in December in College Station, TX; (iii) the ECNL Divisions at Disney's Soccer Showcase presented by Chelsea in January in Orlando, FL; (iv) the ECNL Divisions at the Las Vegas College Showcase in March in Las Vegas, NV; and (v) the ECNL Divisions at the PDA College Showcase in May in Zarepath, NJ. FC Milwaukee's ECNL teams will participate in the Illinois, Texas, and Nevada ECNL events.
Following the conclusion of the regular-season, the ECNL National Championships will be held July 15-18, 2010 in Seattle, WA. At the ECNL National Championships, every ECNL team will compete in two post-season play-off games to determine final standings in each division at each age group. At the conclusion of the ECNL National Championships, individual age group ECNL National Champions will be crowned, an overall ECNL Club National Champion will be crowned, three teams from Challenge B will be promoted to Challenge A at each age group, and three teams from Challenge A will be relegated to Challenge B at each age group.
ECNL Player IDentification Program:
The ECNL player identification program in 2009-2010 will be organized in conjunction with the US Club Soccer id2 Program. ECNL coaches and staff will work closely with the id2 staff to identify elite female players in the 1995 and 1996 birth years for participation in one of two id2 National Camps. In addition, players in the 1994 birth year will be scouted in ECNL competition for invitations to a special ECNL / id2 National Camp in March 2010. The ECNL will cover all costs of participation (except travel) for ECNL players identified in the 1994 age group for this spring 2010 camp.
FC Milwaukee US Soccer Development Academy Director
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