Elite Clubs National League

Level I

For 2022-2023 Level I Tryouts, please click here.

 


What is the Competitive Level I - ECNL Program?

The Competitive Level I - ECNL program is the most competitive and highest-level soccer program at Mustang with attention paid to the tactical, physical, and mental development of our players. Our program philosophy aims to develop more creative and technically proficient players within the ECNL national structure and prepare them for soccer at the collegiate level or beyond.

 

Who typically plays in this program?

For the 22/23 season, the players in the U13-U19 age groups, encompassing 2010-2004 birth years, are eligible for this level. These are the very best soccer players in the region who aim to compete at the collegiate or professional level. Mustang ECNL teams routinely compete at the highest level of competition in the country.

 

Who coaches these teams?

The Mustang coaching staff consists of many former professional and college coaches who also have varying licenses from USSD and NSCAA. Mustang provides ongoing education and opportunities for our ECNL coaches to upgrade their licenses over time.

 

How are these teams formed?

These teams are formed through a section of players based on scheduled tryouts and monitored play during both practices and games. For tryout information and schedule, please click HERE.

 

What is the time commitment?

- This is a year-long commitment.

- Three 90-minute practices per week integrated with supplemental fitness work and futsal for U8-U14 teams

-Mustang Soccer Goalkeeper Academy for goalkeepers and strikers

- Participation in the ECNL

- Tournament and/or showcase participation depend on age group:

  • U13-U15 will have 1-2 regional events and 1 national event
  • U16-U17 will have 3-4 national events
  • U18-U19 will have 1-2 national events
  • Playoffs when applicable

 

What is the Soccer Moratorium?

"Moratorium" is a specified period where players are encouraged to utilize this time for vacations and/or breaks from soccer. For the 22/23 season, the Moratorium will be June 17th - July 10th. Coaches will still hold trainings during this time but attendance during Moratorium does not affect playing time. Please ensure to check in with your coach to ensure you are aware of any upcoming tournaments/showcases during the Moratorium period.

 

What is the financial commitment?

Competitive Registration Fee: $375 ($450 after June 15th)

Competitive Level II Program Fee: $1925 (split into two payments)

Competitive Team Fees: $1000-$2000

Competitive Uniform/Travel Fees: $1000-$2000

Total Financial Commitment: $4300-$6375


QUESTIONS?

ECNL Director: Mike Kelley

Boys Competitive Director: Joe Owen

Boys Competitive Registration Questions: Sabrina Collins

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