[SSJ-Coaches] Fw: 2011-12 ECNL new member application period now open

J P jmqprado at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 2 14:12:17 PDT 2010

Coaches U15 and up FYI
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2011-12 ECNL new member application period now open
2011-12 ECNL New Membership Application | ECNL Web site
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 2, 2010)– For clubs interested in joining the ECNL, the 
2011-12 ECNL new member application is now available.
Click here to download the 2011-12 ECNL New Membership Application. The 
application period will remain open until Dec. 31, 2010.
Founded in 2009 with 40 member clubs, the ECNL expanded to 52 member clubs prior 
to the 2010-11 season, which kicked off Aug. 27-29 at the ECNL Fall National 
Showcase in Temecula, Calif.
"We are excited to announce further growth and expansion in the ECNL for 
2011-12," said ECNL President Christian Lavers. "The addition of the 12 new 
member clubs for 2010-11 has greatly increased the level of competition in our 
league. We look forward to the same in 2011-12 as we prepare the league for an 
expanded schedule."

"The ECNL has taken calculated steps to grow both in members and in our 
competition format," said ECNL Vice President Doug Bracken. "The addition of the 
top girls’ youth soccer clubs in the United States continues to increase the 
level of competition for our players. We are looking forward to getting closer 
to our vision of what we all knew the league could be when we started."

Any youth soccer club applying for membership in the ECNL must complete the 
entire membership application within all required deadlines. Completed typed (no 
handwritten material) applications and any additional materials, along with a 
$100 check for the non-refundable application fee payable to the Elite Clubs 
National League, Inc., should be mailed to:
Jason Dewhurst
Attn: ECNL Membership Application
7 Clydesdale Rd.
If you are a club that applied for membership for the 2010-11 season, your 
non-refundable application fee from last year will be applied to this 
Each club applying for membership should carefully review the requirements for 
membership to ensure that the club is willing and able to adhere to these 
For questions regarding the application or the application process, please 
e-mail Jason Dewhurst at jdewhurst at starsofma.org.    

Applications will not be accepted before the application period opens and 
applications will not be accepted after the application period closes. The 
application period for the 2011-12 season is as follows:
Nov. 1, 2010  Application period opens 
Dec. 31, 2010 Final day to submit applications 
Feb. 1, 2011 Acceptance notices mailed 
Feb. 15, 2011 Final day to return membership agreement and league fees 
All applications will be reviewed by a committee selected by the ECNL Board of 
Directors based on the following criteria:
1.             Club’s player development guidelines
2.             Club’s history of youth player development
3.             Club’s history of success in elite competitions, tournaments and 
4.             Club’s technical staff
Upon acceptance into the ECNL, your club contact will receive an e-mail with an 
ECNL Membership Agreement Form. The Membership Agreement Form and any required 
performance bond must be returned to the ECNL by March 15, 2011, or your club 
will forfeit its spot in the ECNL.
About the ECNL:
The ECNL is a non-profit national youth soccer league founded in 2009 to provide 
the best possible developmental environment for American female youth soccer 
players through the creation of the highest level of national competition and an 
identification and development program to provide an avenue for players to 
participate in U.S. Soccer's National Teams. The 2010-11 season is the ECNL’s 
second season. Each of the 52 member clubs in 2010-11 field a team in the U-15, 
U-16, U-17 and U-18 age groups, each competing for the ECNL National 
Championship, the ECNL National Club Championship and promotion and relegation 
between flights. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer. For more information, 

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