Marin FC is excited to announce that in partnership with NorCal Premier and The Elite Clubs National League, we will form one of six premier clubs in Northern California to launch the ECNL for boys for the 2020 season. With the addition of four more clubs yet to be announced, the ECNL for Boys league will be the brother to the girls ECNL league and set the new standard for elite level development and competition in the west.
Like the ECNL for girls, the creation of ECNL for boys in Northern California promises to elevate the game and opportunities for Marin FC players. As a National league, the Boys ECNL has exploded from only a few clubs four years ago to just shy of 100 clubs today … matching essentially the girls league. The Northern California Division of ten premier clubs will host the most promising player talent as well as the sport’s best youth development coaches. Marin FC is proud to not only be a part, but also to have played an integral development role in guiding the creation of the league here in our area.
Beyond league play, ECNL offers numerous dedicated events which will be exclusively available to us and other member clubs. Our U-13 through U-19 teams will be featured in multiple college showcase tournaments throughout the year hosted solely for ECNL members. Additionally, from the ECNL rosters, player selection programs and ‘super-teams’ are formed through nomination and coach selections. Like other spotlight programs such as ODP and PDP, the ECNL advances players to extraordinary opportunities such as the International Champions Cup.
It cannot be understated that with this launch Marin FC and the other top clubs in Northern California are defining the most stable and robust player development pathway in the country. From under-8 initial training to Pre-ECNL at U-11 and U-12, to the full ECNL regime at U-13 through U-19, players will enjoy the best coaching, facilities, competition and exposure opportunities imaginable. While testing and tempering their mettle directly in the cauldron of the ECNL, Marin FC players will also be able to engage the widest cross section of soccer including high school soccer experiences and other elite league, travel, and tournament venues.
Tryouts for all Marin FC teams are in May, including our Pre-ECNL squads at U-11 and U-12, and our full ECNL teams at U-13 through U-19. It’s going to be a great year!
To learn more about the ECNL for Boys in Northern California, see their announcement. Also, please check out their Phoenix National Showcase Event in the video below ...