May 9, 2018
Boys ECNL to Host First National Training Camp in the Bahamas
The 2018 National Training Camp will take place from August 2nd-6th, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas in collaboration with the Bahamas Football Association (BFA).The National Training Camp will consist of approximately 40 of the top male Boys ECNL players in the rising U16-U19 age groups from across the United States. These players will come together for three full days of training and competition at the Bahamas National Football Stadium.

Boys ECNL Announce New Mountain Conference for 2018-19 Season
The Boys ECNL is excited to announce the creation of the Mountain Conference for the 2018-2019 season. With the addition of the Mountain and Mid-Atlantic Conferences for the 2018-19 Season, the Boys ECNL will consist of seven conferences spanning the country next season. The Mountain Conference will include 6 top clubs next season, including four clubs new to the Boys ECNL.

2018 ECNL International Coaching Program to be held in Portugal
To continue with the ECNL’s commitment to coaching education, the ECNL is proud to announce that the second annual ECNL International Coaching Education Program will be held in December 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal and once again will be powered by World Football Academy. Coaches will travel to Lisbon, Portugal to take part in two unique educational courses provided by World Football Academy (WFA) and Benfica Academy. The coaches will depart the U.S. on Friday, December 8, 2018 and return to the U.S. on Sunday, December 16, 2018. 

Guest Column Series | Todd Beane of TOVO Academy - How to Make Your Player Better
Todd Beane is the founder of the TOVO Academy and the co-founder of the Cruyff Institute with legendary coach Johan Cruyff. He was a presenter at the 2018 ECNL Coaching Symposium and will be a guest contributor to the Boys ECNL Newsletter for several issues. Check out his first article on “How to Make Your Player Better” focusing on teaching understanding and thinking based on cognition and perception!

ROSTER FREEZE:   Just a reminder that the Roster Freeze is in effect. At this time, new registrations will be limited to two additional players per team until June 10, 2018.

PATCH REQUESTS: The 2018-19 Season is quickly approaching! Now is the time to start putting in your patch requests for next season's jerseys. Each Member Club can order up to 400 patches per season at no cost.
CLICK HERE to acce ss the Boys ECNL Official Patch Request Form.
140 youth clubs – ranging from U14 to U18/U19 – took part in Boys ECNL San Diego. Top Drawer Soccer was at the event in San Diego going from game to game looking for standout performers.

Qualifying boys’ teams in five age groups from U14 to U19 from each of the Boys ECNL Conferences will advance to the either the Eastern or Western ENPL Playoffs June 29-July 3, 2018.

May 11-13, 2018
Boys ECNL U13/U14 Showcase | Greer, SC

May 26-28, 2018
Boys ECNL Pennsylvania | Downington, PA

June 29-July 3, 2018
ENPL Eastern Playoffs | Lancaster, MA

June 29-July 3, 2018
ENPL Western Playoffs | San Diego, CA

July 13-14, 2018
ENPL Finals | Aurora, CO
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