In an effort to provide competition and development opportunities for a deeper player pool, the Girls Elite Clubs National League will launch the Girls ECNL Regional League beginning in the 2019-20 season. The Girls ECNL Regional League will include competition at the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18/U19 age groups.
The Girls ECNL Regional League platform was piloted in Texas in the 2018-19 season, where seven clubs within the ECNL Texas Conference participated in four age groups. The ECNL Regional League – Texas Conference was tremendously successful, providing great competition within a professional environment, and will expand in 2019-20.
Girls ECNL Regional Leagues provide local and regional competition within a conference structure, and are operated and managed by the Girls ECNL. The Girls ECNL Regional Leagues allow improved coordination between teams of different levels within ECNL clubs, and opportunity for players to develop and prepare for the Girls ECNL in the future.
Qualifiers from Girls ECNL Regional Leagues will earn post-season competition opportunities beginning in June 2020.
More information regarding the Girls ECNL Regional Leagues will be released in the coming weeks.