RICHMOND, VA (March 19, 2018) – The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) is excited to announce the creation of the Mid-Atlantic Conference for the 2018-2019 season. With the addition of the Mid-Atlantic Conference, the Boys ECNL will consist of six conferences spanning the country next season. The Mid-Atlantic Conference will include 8 top clubs next season, including six clubs new to the Boys ECNL:
*indicates existing Boys ECNL member club changing conferences
“The first season of the Boys ECNL has been fantastic, and we are all looking forward to the post season ENPL Playoffs this summer,” said Boys ECNL President Christian Lavers. “These new clubs, and this new Mid-Atlantic Conference, will make the platform even better next year and will add to the quality and depth of competition.”
In the 2018-2019 season, each Boys ECNL member club will compete in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18/U19) in both regular season conference competition and Boys ECNL National Event competition. In addition to the competition platform, the Boys ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in each conference, coaching development programs, and a direct path into the Elite National Premier League (ENPL) post season competition.
“BRYC Elite Academy is looking forward to being a part of a very strong Mid-Atlantic Conference next season. This move will allow our boys to play the majority of our games in the fall, and less games during the Virginia high school season. We can’t wait to get started.”
– Mark Dolansky, Executive Director, BRYC Elite Academy
“Carolina Rapids is proud and excited to be included in the Boys ECNL and the Mid-Atlantic Conference. The Boys ECNL shares the same values and holistic approach to player development as the Rapids. We’ll get to work with the best boys programs in the region and country on moving the game forward.”
– Thomas Finlay, Executive Director, Carolina Rapids
“CESA has thoroughly enjoyed our experience during the inaugural year of the Boy’s ECNL. The league continues to grow and develop and as a member of the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Conference we look forward to challenging ourselves on a weekly basis against top level competition.”
– Andrew Hyslop, Executive Director, Carolina Elite SA
“MYS is proud to be joining the Boys ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference for 2018. This league will provide a platform that will allow us to consistently expose our players to college coaches on a national level, while still affording them the opportunity to play high school soccer. We are thrilled and know that our boys will benefit from the ECNL experience,”
– Louise Waxler, Executive Director, McLean YSA
“North Carolina Fusion is excited and honored to be invited to join the Boys ECNL and the ENPL. The quality of the league will ensure we have highly competitive games and provide our players the platform to showcase their talents on the regional and national stage. We look forward to the start of the 2018-19 season.”
– Andy Butler, Boys Director, North Carolina Fusion
“We are excited about joining the Boys ECNL for the 2018-2019 season, and we are excited about the challenges that lay ahead. We look forward to our long-standing relationship with US Club Soccer growing as our boys teams join the ECNL and ENPL.”
–Paul Forster, Director of Soccer, North Carolina FC Youth
“We are extremely excited be joining the Mid Atlantic Conference. The ECNL is a proven platform for players to be tested and to gain national exposure. The ECNL will serve as the pinnacle of our competitive pyramid for both our boys and girls sides. We look forward to the exciting challenge the ECNL and ENPL will provide for both our players and staff.”
– Lee Morris, Player Development Director, South Carolina United
“We are very excited to join the boys ECNL, knowing that it will provide a national platform and high-level competitive games for our players and coaches. We know the standards that the ECNL expects, we join some of the best clubs in the country, and we can’t wait to get started.”
– Carson Porter, Executive Director, Wilmington Hammerheads
The Mid-Atlantic Conference will begin formal competition in the Boys ECNL in August 2018.
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.