ECNL Coaching Staff

ECNL Coaching Staff


ECNL Overview

ECNL Overview

ECNL Mountain Conference

The new conference will be split up between north and south. We will play teams in our Division (South) home and away, while only playing the teams in the North Division once, home or away.

North
Real Colorado (CO)
Colorado Rapids Youth (CO)
Pride SC (CO)
B-Elite Academy (CO)
La Roca (UT)
Utah Avalanche (UT)

South
Phx Rising
FC Tucson
AZ Arsenal
FC Arizona
New Mexico Rush (NM)
Rio Rapids (NM)

What does this change from last year?

The biggest change is going to be in the amount of travel ensued and the total number of league games.

League Play

There will be a total of 16 league games for ECNL (last year there were 24).

There will be 2 local ECNL tournaments so this will minimize the amount of extra travel. This will also allow us to look to schedule the Arizona ECNL games on single game weekends, which will significantly reduce the stress on players and decrease risk of injury often caused by the double game weekends.

Travel

Travel will change significantly. Instead of 5 travel weekends to California/Vegas there will only be 3. One to New Mexico, and two to Colorado, with the Utah clubs coming to us. Then next year there will only be two travel weekends – one to New Mexico and one to Utah, with the Colorado clubs coming to us. The only negative with travel is the distance to Colorado being further than California and likely a flight, but the significant reduction in travel weekends should offset this.

Team Travel

Team travel will be up to each individual team. There will be options available:

Families can travel individually
Van rental with team chaperones
FC Arizona bus

This will be determined before the season, and be a team decision.

What is the “ECNL” (the Elite Clubs National League)?

The ECNL is a national youth soccer league founded in 2009 for the purpose of providing the highest level of competition and the best developmental environment for American youth soccer players, as well as an identification
program for identifying players for US Soccer Youth National Teams. The 2009-2010 season was the ECNL’s inaugural season. The ECNL was founded by clubs throughout the country based on the belief that elite player development in the United States needed a structure that would reduce the total number of games on the schedule and increase the number of meaningful, quality games. The ECNL sets forth a vision that provides a clear path to that goal: a national competition schedule and a national identification program linked to that competition, and an organization in which best practices in player development can be shared throughout the country.

What does moving to the ECNL mean for FC Arizona and our players?

Competing in the ECNL will afford us the opportunity to continue our club-centric model in a more competitive development environment and offer a stronger competition model for player development while offering a proven college track path.

Why should I play in the ECNL?

The ECNL was formed with one driving purpose: to improve the developmental environment for elite soccer players.
In order to accomplish this, the ECNL has several specific objectives:
1. increase the frequency with which the top players in the country have the opportunity to compete against each other;
2. decrease the number of uncompetitive games for the top players in the country so that these players can train more frequently;
3. increase the collegiate recruiting exposure for top players;
4. provide an alternative identification program for these players to be identified for US Soccer Youth National Teams.
Every member club of the ECNL is dedicated to accomplishing these objectives.
By coming together into the ECNL, ECNL member clubs can help to make the changes necessary to accomplish these objectives far more quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Who plays in the ECNL?

For a complete list of member clubs, please go to https://www.ecnlboys.com/.

For additional information
We encourage you to register for tryouts. If you’d prefer not to register yet, but have questions, please contact us for additional information. All inquiries remain confidential.
Please visit the ECNL Boys website.


ECNL Pricing

ECNL

Pricing

Register Today

BOYS ECNL FEES

These are the 2022-2023 Season Boys ECNL Fees. The fees include coaches, fields, lights, staff, equipment, and the Soccer Performance Program. They do not include uniforms or team fees. There is more information further down the page.

AGE GROUP

REGISTRATION

TRAINING FEES

U10 (2013)

$325

$2000

U11 (2012)

$325

$2000

U12 (2011)

$325

$2000

U13 (2010)

$325

$2000

U14 (2009)

$325

$2000

U15 (2008)

$325

$2000

U16 (2007)

$325

$2000

U17 (2006)

$325

$2000

U18 (2005)

$325

$2000

U19 (2004)

$325

$2000

AGE GROUP

REGISTRATION

TRAINING FEES

U10 (2013)

$325

$2000

U11 (2012)

$325

$2000

U12 (2011)

$325

$2000

U13 (2010)

$325

$2000

U14 (2009)

$325

$2000

U15 (2008)

$325

$2000

U16 (2007)

$325

$2000

U17 (2006)

$325

$2000

U18 (2005)

$325

$2000

U19 (2004)

$325

$2000

REGISTRATION

These fees cover registration with ASA, administrative costs/salaries and scholarships. The Registration Fee is paid upon acceptance of a roster spot with a FC ARIZONA team. This fee is non-refundable, reserves the player’s roster position, and registers the player with the state and other soccer governing organizations.

TRAINING FEES

These fees cover coach/trainers, fields, light, and equipment as well as specialty programs and staff.

SOCCER PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

This program focuses on fitness, performance, and injury prevention training. These fees are included in the Training Fees.

TEAM FEES

Team fees and the pay structure involved in them will be presented to you by your individual coaches and managers. These fees can vary depending on your team’s league, tournaments, and travel costs.

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are an additional cost. FC Arizona Youth will wear the same PUMA uniforms as the men’s and women’s professional teams. The 2022/2023 season is our first season of the 2-year uniform cycle.

New Game Kits every 2 years starting 2021/2022 season
ECNL Players will receive a custom PUMA home and away kit which each include a jersey, shorts, and socks. They will also receive a warm up jacket and pant, along with a travel polo, 2 practice shorts, 2 practice socks, a pregame shirt and a backpack for $490.
ECNL Keepers will receive PUMA home and away kits which each include a jersey, shorts, and socks. They will also receive a warm up jacket and pant, along with a travel polo, 2 practices shorts, 2 practice socks, a pre-game shirt, and a backpack for $458 (short-sleeve goalie shirts) or $474 (long sleeve goalie shirts)
Practice shirts will come from tryouts and registration, not with the uniform kits

PAYMENTS

Payments are processed on-line. You can pay the entire season up front, or split the payments from July to December, due on the 15th of each month through our website.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid is available and is based on need. To apply for financial aid, you will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork and include your last two years of tax returns by June 1, 2022. Those who qualify for aid and scholarships are also required to do 40 hours of work hours for the Club during the season.

WORK HOURS

All families are expected to provide six hours of work hours per player. However, each family can buy out of Work Hours for $200 per 2 hour block, due at Registration.


ECNL Tryouts

ECNL

Tryouts

Register Now

The FC Arizona ECNL Program provides opportunities for boys ages U13 to U19 to participate and play within the state. Tryouts will occur at Legacy Sports Complex in the East Valley.

All tryouts are $20 and include a T-shirt. You can hit the Register Now button above to get started. Please register the account under the parent’s name and then add the player.

What is the “ECNL” (the Elite Clubs National League)?

The ECNL is a national youth soccer league founded in 2009 for the purpose of providing the highest level of competition and the best developmental environment for American youth soccer players, as well as an identification
program for identifying players for US Soccer Youth National Teams. The 2009-2010 season was the ECNL’s inaugural season. The ECNL was founded by clubs throughout the country based on the belief that elite player development in the United States needed a structure that would reduce the total number of games on the schedule and increase the number of meaningful, quality games. The ECNL sets forth a vision that provides a clear path to that goal: a national competition schedule and a national identification program linked to that competition, and an organization in which best practices in player development can be shared throughout the country.

What does moving to the ECNL mean for FC Arizona and our players?

Competing in the ECNL will afford us the opportunity to continue our club-centric model in a more competitive development environment and offer a stronger competition model for player development while offering a proven college track path.

Why should I play in the ECNL?

The ECNL was formed with one driving purpose: to improve the developmental environment for elite soccer players.
In order to accomplish this, the ECNL has several specific objectives:
1. increase the frequency with which the top players in the country have the opportunity to compete against each other;
2. decrease the number of uncompetitive games for the top players in the country so that these players can train more frequently;
3. increase the collegiate recruiting exposure for top players;
4. provide an alternative identification program for these players to be identified for US Soccer Youth National Teams.
Every member club of the ECNL is dedicated to accomplishing these objectives.
By coming together into the ECNL, ECNL member clubs can help to make the changes necessary to accomplish these objectives far more quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Who plays in the ECNL?

For a complete list of member clubs, please go to https://www.ecnlboys.com/.

For additional information
We encourage you to register for tryouts. If you’d prefer not to register yet, but have questions, please contact us for additional information. All inquiries remain confidential.
Please visit the ECNL Boys website.