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San Juan ECNL Program

San Juan Soccer Club is one of only 79 soccer clubs in the country, and the only club in the Sacramento region, offering the ECNL Program.  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) offers the highest level of competition for female soccer players in the United States. San Juan Soccer Club was one of 40 founding members in 2009.

The mission of the San Juan Soccer Club ECNL program is to consistently be competing for national championships, while maintaining a commitment to player development and player placement into collegiate and national team programs.


The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through 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; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.

ECNL Program Goal

The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite female 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.

ECNL Program Implementation

The ECNL is led by a Board of Directors elected by the member clubs. Day-to-day operations are managed by the ECNL Commissioner. The ECNL has four primary platforms:

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