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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

Return-to-Play Protocols

View our ECNL specific Return-to-Play protocols and projected timeline put in place to ensure a safe and fun environment for our players, coaches, and families, as we return to the fields.

Team Formation

Current NCFC Youth players interested in our ECNL program can attend ID Days throughout the year. Specific dates to come. Using the results of these ID Days – 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 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]

2021-22 Intent to Play registration is currently open!

All players interested in our ECNL Programs must create an account in PlayMetrics in order to register for evaluation and/or placement on a team. (Parents/Guardians should create an account in their name and add each child as a participant.) If you already have an existing PlayMetrics account, please login to register


Our ECNL teams compete in the ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference, playing against teams based out of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Boys Mid-Atlantic Conference Map, Girls Mid-Atlantic Conference Map.

Levels of Play

League(s) of Play*
ECNLECNL Regional League 
 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

College Commitments

Each year, our ECNL program proudly graduates many players that commit to continuing their soccer careers at the collegiate level.

Policies and Forms

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


Helpful Links

ECNL Sponsors







Financial Aid

NCFC Youth awards financial aid to qualified applicants.

Learn more


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

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



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