Initial Clubs in Boys ECNL Northeast Conference Announced
Richmond, VA (December 1, 2016) – Having announced the first member clubs of the Boys ECNL Southeast Conference ten days ago, the Boys ECNL is excited to announce the initial clubs in the Northeast Conference today. The conference will kick-off competition in the 2017-2018 season in a ground-breaking moment for boys’ soccer across the country as a qualifying conference for the ENPL. Founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a holistic and collaborative club-based development program, the Boys ECNL will feature regular season conference competition and regular season cross-conference events for its member clubs. Qualifying teams, based on regular season performance, will advance to the post-season championship of the ENPL, along with qualifiers from various National Premier Leagues across the country.
The initial members of the Boys ECNL Northeast Conference include many of the top boys programs across the region:
- Albertson Fury (NY)
- Baltimore Celtic (MD)
- Connecticut FC (CT)
- Continental FC (PA)
- East Meadow (NY)
- FC Boston Bolts (MA)
- FC Bucks (PA)
- FC Stars (MA)
- FSA (CT)
- Maryland United (MD)
- Match Fit (NJ)
- Penn Fusion (PA)
- World Class (NJ)
The Northeast Conference will feature competition in 5 age groups: U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19. Teams will be placed in geographical divisions, playing approximately 14-16 conference games, with an additional 3-6 games in cross-conference regular season events depending on age group. Scheduling will allow for players to participate in high school soccer, and clubs will be empowered to play the style and system of play they deem best for their players.
“FC Boston Bolts are delighted to accept an offer to play in the Boys ECNL in 2017/18. The platform is perfect and aligns with our philosophy, allowing our teams to play regionally and nationally against quality competition on a weekly basis. Our players will get fantastic exposure to college coaches playing in ECNL through the league and showcases provided.”
– Brian Ainscough, FC Boston Bolts Executive Director
Additional Boys ECNL information will be released about the format, structure, and qualifying process of the ENPL in the coming weeks.
Any players interested in joining the Boys ECNL should contact Bolts Boys Director, Dan Colwell DanColwell@FCBoston.org