Tag: ECNL

Key qualities of a great soccer player

Key qualities of a great soccer player

A few months ago, I talked to Shawn Beyer about US Soccer Talent Identification Scouts. CLICK HERE to read about what scouts do at games. 6 KEY QU ...
Why DMCV Sharks Joined ECNL. One word: Community

Why DMCV Sharks Joined ECNL. One word: Community

Established in 1970, Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks remain a mainstay in the Southern California soccer world. Five years ago, Warren Barton joined DMC ...
ECNL & DA. Is it just about high school soccer? (Spoiler alert: NO)

ECNL & DA. Is it just about high school soccer? (Spoiler alert: NO)

Fall League Soccer is in full swing. After a summer full of playoffs and tournaments, soccer leagues across the country are now in full-swing. Com ...
Living the Impossible Dream: From a Wheelchair to D1 Soccer

Living the Impossible Dream: From a Wheelchair to D1 Soccer

Last year, I told you Sarah Trent's college soccer recruiting story. Recruiting specialists told Sarah all through high school that she needed to giv ...
Abby Wambach on the Importance of High School Soccer

Abby Wambach on the Importance of High School Soccer

Abby Wambach is a soccer legend. Olympic Gold Medalist. World Cup Champion. NCAA D1 Champion. And, back in the day, she got to play soccer for her hi ...
Big News for San Diego Girls: Rebels SC Accepted into ECNL

Big News for San Diego Girls: Rebels SC Accepted into ECNL

On April 15th, 2019, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) announced that Rebels Soccer Club of San Diego has been accepted into the league. Beginni ...
Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

In the world of women's college soccer recruiting, a general belief is that a family has to have their player on a DA or ECNL team in order to be rec ...
“ECNL has more to offer our girls.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

“ECNL has more to offer our girls.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

The US Soccer Girls Development Academy recently announced the arrival of six new clubs into the Girls' DA program.  While clubs are joining the ...
The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

Slammers FC was one of the most dominant girls' clubs during the Girls Development Academy's inaugural year.  Surprisingly to many, Slammers FC ...
“Honestly, it’s the parents who want HS soccer.” Club coach describes his view of DA vs High School

“Honestly, it’s the parents who want HS soccer.” Club coach describes his view of DA vs High School

I recently spent time with a high level girls soccer team who joined the girls' DA in the inaugural 2017 season. This team is full of NCAA D1 commits, ...
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