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ECNL GIRLS WELCOMES SIX NEW CLUBS FOR 2021-22 SEASON

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ECNL’s Christian Lavers, “The Landscape in Youth Soccer is Clear.”​


The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Girls has expanded its successful top league and is welcoming six new clubs. Beach FC, Legends FC, Oklahoma Energy FC, Sporting Blue Valley, Sporting Iowa, and Utah Royals FC – Arizona will join the country’s top youth female league for the 2021-22 season.



The addition these new clubs brings additional talent and fierce competition into the already loaded Midwest, Southwest, and Texas Conferences, and will continue the fulfillment of the ECNL mission to Raise the Game across the country.

For more than a decade, the ECNL has supported the nation’s leading clubs as they develop the next generation of college and professional stars.

“ECNL and its clubs are leading the growth of American youth soccer.”...

JILL ELLIS, GREGG BERHALTER, KARLA THOMPSON JOIN UNITED SOCCER COACHES LINE UP

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Volkswagen Presenting Three New Sessions at Digital Convention including Berhalter, Ellis, and a panel of U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team Players

United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce that Volkswagen is bringing three additional sessions to the 2021 Digital Convention lineup slated for January 11-15.

The three new sessions include an interview with U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter; a panel discussion with two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and Former USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis, U.S. Soccer Coaching Development Educator Karla Thompson, and North Carolina FC Youth Coach Emma Thomson; as well as a Team VW Ambassador Panel featuring U.S. National Team players Tyler Adams, Crystal Dunn, Jordan Morris, and Kelley O’Hara. All three sessions will be moderated by SiriusXM FC’s Glenn Crooks.

“Volkswagen has been a...

THE TOP 10 GREAT THINGS ABOUT BEING A SOCCER COACH

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New York Youth Soccer’s List: Can You Name All 10?

New York Soccer News: Insights from Tim Bradbury, Director of Coaching, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

It has always struck me as a little odd when clubs or leagues tell me that they struggle to find youth coaches as I cannot begin to imagine my life without coaching.

Please find below my Top 10 Great Things About Being a Soccer Coach:

  1. The smiles and joy you will see on the kids’ faces as you create fun and challenging environments for them to learn and play in.
  2. The personal growth you see in kids as they learn to handle challenges, disappointment, and some success and the joy you get in being there to support them.
  3. The joy and pride you see in the parents’ faces as they watch their children learn and develop as players and teammates.
  4. The pride you feel as you bump into kids you taught to play many years ago and they smile and thank you for the great...

Major League Soccer adds 19 clubs to elite player development platform

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Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday the addition of 19 youth soccer clubs from across the United States into its newly created elite youth development platform, taking the total number of participating academies to 113 and encompassing over 11,000 players.

Now included in the participating clubs are 30 professional MLS academies, 5 USL academies and 78 additional elite academies. The platform launched in May after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy was shut down, with MLS taking the lead in elite youth development in the United States and Canada.

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