Lonestar Soccer Club is pleased to announce that the U15, U16, and U17 elite girls teams have been invited to play in the prestigious Elite Clubs National League in the Fall of 2009. The Lonestars 95G Red, 94G Red, and 93G Red are three of only 40 teams in the nation that have been invited play in the 2009-2010 season.
Participation offers benefits and exposure not just to these teams but also to a certain degree to the entire Lonestar Club including college, professional & national team exposure, a higher level of competition, and a centralized scouting program for the players.
Each team will participate in thee of five regular season showcase events. In 2009-2010, the Lonestar girls will be headed to:
This is a wonderful opportunity for the Lonestar girls to be exposed to the very best teams in the nation and we are proud of their accomplishments that have led them to this opportunity!
ECNL Background Information:
The ECNL is a national youth soccer league founded in 2009 for U-15, U-16 and U-17 girls' teams for the purpose of providing the highest level of competition and the best developmental environment for American female youth soccer players, as well as an identification and development program, which will seek to include players in US Soccer's National Teams. The 2009-10 season is the ECNL’s inaugural season, during which each team will play nine regular-season games and two postseason games. Each of the 40 member clubs in 2009-10 will have a team in the U-15, U-16 and U-17 age groups.
The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true nationally-based competitive league with multiple flights; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competition; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.
(ECNL Website, 2009)