ECNL Girls Regional Leagues expand into the Midwest Region
RICHMOND, VA (January 23, 2020) – The ECNL Girls will be adding a new league to its growing platform of Regional Leagues, as the ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland Conference will begin play in the 2020-21 season. The ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland will include competition at the U14, U15, U16 and U17 age groups.
ECNL Girls Regional Leagues are designed to service a deeper player pool from member clubs within the ECNL Girls, and to provide a competitive platform for objective evaluation of new clubs for full ECNL membership in the future. Top performing teams in ECNL Girls Regional Leagues currently earn the opportunity to compete in the Open Cup Division of the ECNL Playoffs in June at the U15, U16 and U17 ages, where they will match up against other ECNL Girls Regional League teams as well as teams from the full ECNL.
The following clubs will be participating in the ECNL Regional League – Heartland in the 2020-21 season:
|Elite Girls Academy||Missouri Rush Soccer Club|
|Kansas City Athletics||St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG)|
|Kansas City Scott Gallagher (KCSG)||Sporting Iowa|
“SLSG is excited to be a part of the newly formed ECNL Girls Regional League – Heartland Conference. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the other clubs to provide our membership with a first-class soccer experience. The ECNL Girls Regional League will allow more girls within our club and the local area the chance to be a part of a proven platform that continues to help female players develop in a challenging environment.”
Scott McDoniel, SLSG
About Girls Elite Clubs National League Girls: The Elite Clubs National League Girls (ECNL Girls) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL Girls is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.