Alabama FC Joins Boys ECNL
Alabama FC is pleased to be announced as a founding member club of the Boys ECNL (Elite Clubs National League). Official Press Release
Adopted from the league in which our girls program has now participated since the inception of the girls ECNL platform, the Boys ECNL will provide a National level platform for select top clubs across the country without players having to forgo playing High School soccer. Just as stated in our recent girls program release, we at Alabama FC feel that all players should have the choice regarding High School soccer & athletics while still pursuing the highest level of play possible at their respective club.
Alabama FC has always been believers in the club vs club model of competition with meaningful games each week against like minded top level clubs.
"Alabama FC couldn’t be more excited for the launch of Boy’s ECNL. As a founding member club of the ECNL, AFC has seen countless benefits, such as, college placements, higher level of competition, and overall access for players, parents, and coaches regarding the overall soccer experience. the league structure, organization, other member clubs, and marketability provides a platform unique to this part of the region. AFC staff looks forward to the future and all the benefits Boy’s ECNL will bring.”
- Ben Parks, BUSA Director of Coaching
The newly adopted Boys ECNL will mirror the structure which has seen the Girls ECNL thrive as arguably the top youth league in the world providing a pathway for player & coach development, exclusivity at key college showcase events, talent identification programs & national level competition again all while allowing players to make their own choices regarding high school play.
The initial members of the Boys ECNL Southeast Conference include many of the top boys programs across the region:
* Alabama FC (AL)
* Atlanta Fire United (GA)
* Concorde Fire (GA)
* GSA (GA)
* CESA (GA)
* NASA Tophat SC (GA)
* Florida Elite (FL)
* Florida Kraze Krush (FL)
* Jacksonville Armada (FL)
* Tampa Bay United (FL)
* Tennessee SC (TN)
The Southeast Conference will feature competition in 6 age groups: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, & U18/19. Teams will be placed in geographical divisions, playing approximately 14-16 conference games, with an additional 3-6 games in cross-conference regular season events depending on age group. Scheduling will allow for players to participate in high school soccer, and clubs will be empowered to play the style and system of play they deem best for their players.