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Program Information

Elite Club's National League (ECNL)

Elite Club's National League (ECNL) is our top boys and girls Classic division. 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 professional and paid coaching staff, ECNL teams train 4 times a week and compete in 2-3 National Showcase events per year.


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.

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.

Classic 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.

Classic (Regional)
Classic Elite
League(s) of Play*
 Age GroupsU11-U18U13-U18 U13-U18 
Trainings Per Week
3 Trainings
3 Trainings
4 Trainings
 Tournaments 2-3 Per Season
(Fall and Spring) 
2-3 Per Season
(Fall and Spring) 
2-3 National Events Per Year*
Player Evaluations
2 Evals Per Season
(Fall and Spring)
2 Evals Per Season
(Fall and Spring)
2 Evals Per Season
(Fall and Spring)

* Boys 2018-19 National Events Schedule
* Girls 2018-19 National Events Schedule

Policies and Forms

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


NCYSA Medical Waiver

Parent Code of Conduct

Helpful Links

Classic Sponsors








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Contact Us

Questions? Contact your appropriate director.

ECNL Boys Director
[email protected]

ECNL Girls Director
[email protected]


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Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone : 919-834-3951
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