Girls Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)


The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009. The goal of this program is to strengthen the developmental experience for elite female soccer players in the United States through:

  • Developing player-centered programming model
  • Fostering one of the most competitive environments in youth soccer, through national events and leagues with multiple flights
  • Improving the daily training environment for member clubs by providing best practices, and guidelines, while also giving each club freedom to decide what is best for their players

The Rapids Youth Soccer Club is one of 80 ECNL Member Clubs and has six participating teams.

Selection Process

All Girls ECNL teams are hand selected by Elite Programming Staff. Prior to roster selection, players are constantly being evaluated and given opportunities to train at the elite level, if CRYSC Staff see fit. Elite program staff also scout league games, host local regional evaluation sessions, watch high school games and bring players in to train with current ECNL teams over the course of the season.

Important Dates

Dates to remember for the CRYSC girls ECNL teams:

  • Kick-arounds: Late April to Early May — exact dates TBA
  • Orientation Meeting: Early June
  • Roster Deadline: July 26
  • Pre-Season Event: July 28-Aug 1
  • ECNL League Games: Mid September through Mid March
  • ECNL National Playoffs: June 25-July 1, 2019 – San Diego, CA


Andrew KummerElite Programming Technical Director303.399.5858 ext.
Morgan KennedyElite Programming Director303.399.5858 ext.
Jeff OleckAssociate Director of Goalkeeping303.399.5858 ext.
Julie GravesAthletic Trainer303.399.5858 ext.