ECNL Raise the Game!

To “Raise the Game” by elevating standards and experience in all aspects of youth soccer.

About the ECNL

The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. is a non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through the creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights.
  • Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions.
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.


The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.


Why did Davis Legacy choose to be part of the ECNL?

Highest level of competition.

College exposure: While we have enjoyed success with college placement the number of college coaches that attend ECNL showcases is unrivaled.

The ECNL player first model emphasizes the importance of developing the whole person which is one of our club’s core values.

Allows for players to play High School.


$290 per month for 11 months for all U13 to U18/19 teams.

Club dues are all inclusive, and generally covers all coaching expenses, club member training clinics, keeper training, field maintenance costs, Insurance, US Club registrations, referee expenses, tournament registration expenses, league registration expenses, coach travel reimbursements, etc.


Players are required to train a minimum of 3 times per week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

All trainings will be at legacy soccer complex (weather related exceptions will occur).

Trainings will include, functional trainings, injury prevention and speed and agility training. 

Roster Size

ECNL teams will vary in size.  Teams will carry between 16 to 22 players on the roster.  Up to two goal keepers may be selected per ECNL team.

ECNL showcases have a maximum of 18 players per roster, therefore there may be occasions where some players may not travel to specific ECNL travel events.

travel expectations and requirements

The vast majority of ECNL league games are in Northern California with the furthest drive being to the San Jose or Santa Rosa area.

The number of ECNL travel events each season will vary by team with the U15 to U17 teams doing more travel than the other age groups.  All ECNL teams should expect anywhere from two to three ECNL travel events per season, not including the playoffs.  Most ECNL events consist of one game per day.

Travel to ECNL events require “team travel” meaning the team will fly and stay together.

A mandatory Travel fee, which can range anywhere between $700 to $1,400 per player, will be assessed for each team travel event your player attends.  This fee is separate and apart from your club dues and typically covers the cost of your player’s hotel stay (breakfast is included), van transportation while at the event, chaperone reimbursements, snacks and water for the duration of the event, one or two meals, and airfare.  The specific travel fee amount for each event will be provided to families at least 60 days prior to the start of the event and only after all known travel costs are known by the club.  Not all ECNL travel events will include the requirement for players to travel on the same flight.  Davis Legacy Soccer Club will solely determine the travel requirements for each event that players must follow.    


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