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Program Information

Elite Club's National League (ECNL)

Elite Club's National League (ECNL) is a proven and nationally recognized elite soccer program, and offers our top players the best training and development opportunities available in the country. Coached by our paid ECNL coaching staff, teams train 4 times a week and compete in 2-3 National Showcase events per year.

Quick Facts:
  • Offered to U13-U19 (for players born between 2008 - 2002)
  • Teams train 4x/week at Wake Competition Center and WRAL Soccer Park
  • Attend 2-3 National Showcase events
  • Paid ECNL Coaching staff with the support of Boys ECNL and Girls ECNL Directors

Team Formation

All ECNL teams are formed through our annual tryouts, held each May. ECNL tryouts are invite only. Players unable to participate in May tryouts (due to relocation to Raleigh, injury, etc.) may request a supplemental tryout by contacting the appropriate ECNL director.

Players currently not registered with NCFC, and interested in being assessed for our ECNL program at any point of the year, please contact our ECNL Directors.

ECNL Boys Director

[email protected]

ECNL Girls Director
[email protected]

Annual Tryouts
Held in late May following Spring NCYSA State Cup, ECNL Tryouts are held each year to aid in the formation of all ECNL teams. Players are evaluated on the field by the ECNL Coaching Staff and Directors over the course of several days.  Using the results of these tryouts – in conjunction with coach evaluations and depth charts from previous season – our coaching staff forms one boys and one girls ECNL team in each appropriate age group. Players must register online prior to tryouts. Registration opens in early Spring.

Levels of Play

The Classic Program at NCFC Youth is made up of regionally-based Classic Teams, club-wide Classic Elite/Premier Teams and ECNL teams.   The chart below outlines key information relating to each program.

League(s) of Play*
 Age GroupsU13-U18 
Trainings Per Week
4 Trainings
 Tournaments 2-3 National Events Per Year*
Player Evaluations
2 Evals Per Season
(Fall and Spring)

Boys National Events Schedule
• Girls National Events Schedule

Policies and Forms

Read more about ECNL Policies including refunds, uniforms, insurance, and equipment.


Helpful Links

ECNL Sponsors









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Contact Us

Questions? Contact your appropriate director.

ECNL Boys Director
[email protected]

ECNL Girls Director
 [email protected]


North Carolina FC Youth
5017 Memory Road 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone : 919-834-3951
Email: [email protected]



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