BOYS ECNL WELCOMES LOUDOUN SOCCER AS A NEW MEMBER CLUB FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON
RICHMOND, VA (March 6, 2019) – The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) is excited to announce that Loudoun Soccer will be joining the Boys ECNL in the 2019-2020 season as new members of the league’s Mid-Atlantic Conference.
Headquartered in Leesburg, VA, Loudoun Soccer is one of the largest and most prominent clubs on the east coast, with over 10,000 active players pulling on a Loudoun shirt each year. Founded in 1978, Loudoun has helped 100+ players move into college soccer, including at some of the top NCAA Men’s Soccer programs in the country, and is a member of the Boys Development Academy for the U12, U13, U14, and U15 age groups through spring of 2019. Already a Member Club in the ECNL on the girl’s side, the acceptance of Loudoun Soccer into the Boys ECNL will add another ECNL “All In” Member Club to the league’s growing ranks.
“Loudoun Soccer is excited to become and ‘All-In’ ECNL club, said Mark Ryan, Loudoun Soccer Technical Director. “We’ve experienced the structure and benefits the Girls ECNL provides, and believe the Boys ECNL will provide a similar pathway for our players to compete at the college level and beyond, while best aligning with the club’s mission and philosophy in developing champions for life.”
The Boys ECNL was formed to provide 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome Loudoun Soccer into the Boys ECNL, and to have them as a new ‘All-In’ ECNL Member Club,” said Jason Kutney, Boys ECNL Commissioner. “As one of the strongest and longest established clubs on the east coast, this addition will enhance the quality of the Mid-Atlantic Conference in a significant way, adding meaningful games for all players, coaches, and college scouts.”
All top boys teams from Loudoun Soccer will begin competition within the Boys ECNL in August 2019, as part of the 2019-2020 season. Additional new clubs will be announced in the Boys ECNL in the coming weeks.
About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.