COMPETITIVE PRE-ECNL AND ELITE PROGRAM
The Competitive Level II program is a competitive experience for U8-U19 (2016-2005) players.
This program includes Pre-ECNL, Elite I, and Elite II.
What is the Competitive Level II Program?
The Competitive Level II program is a highly competitive soccer program at Mustang with attention paid to the tactical, physical, and mental development of our players. As with the Competitive Level I - ECNL program, our philosophy aims to develop more creative and technically proficient players and prepare them for soccer at the high school and college-level whenever possible.
Who typically plays in this program?
For the 23/24 season, the players in the U8-U19 age groups, encompassing 2016-2005 birth years, are eligible for this level. They are the very best soccer players in the region who can expect to compete in the Competitive Level I - ECNL program during their U13 year. These younger teams are considered "Pre-ECNL." Across all ages, this program also includes some of the strongest players in the region who form the Elite I and Elite II teams, which are the second and third best teams at Mustang. These teams will compete at the highest levels of competition around the region.
Who coaches these teams?
The Mustang coaching staff consists of many former professional and college coaches who also have varying licenses from USSF and NSCAA. Mustang provides ongoing education and opportunities for our coaches to upgrade their licenses over time.
How are these teams formed?
These teams are formed through a selection 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 program is a year-long time commitment:
- Two 90-minute practices per week integrated with supplemental fitness work and futsal for U8-U14 teams
- Mustang Soccer Goalkeeper Academy for goalkeepers and strikers
- Fall and Spring League play against other Bay Area soccer clubs
- Participation in the NorCal State Cup
- An additional 3-5 regional tournaments
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 23/24 season, the Moratorium will be June 16th - July 9th. 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 during this time to ensure you are aware of any upcoming tournaments/showcases during the Moratorium period.
What is the financial commitment?
Competitive Registration Fee: $400 ($475 after June 15th)
Competitive Level II Program Fee: $1700 (split into two payments)
Competitive Team Fees: $1000-$2000
Competitive Uniform/Travel Fees: $1000-$2000
Total Financial Commitment: $4075-$6150
Click HERE to view the tryout schedule and interest forms
If you are a Rec/Rec Plus player trying out for competitive, please register for Rec or Rec Plus in the event that you do not make a competitive team, and you are already placed on a Rec/Rec Plus team. If you register for Competitive and do not make a competitive team, you are responsible for contacting the club registrar and informing them which program you would like to be moved to (Rec, Rec Plus, Juniors).
2023 Program Eligibility
Level I ECNL: 2011-2005 DOB
Level II Pre-ECNL/Elite: 2016-2005 DOB
Level III Select: 2015-2005 DOB
Level I ECNL: Most Competitive; for players with significant soccer and competitive experience
Level II Pre-ECNL/Elite: Competitive; for players with decent soccer experience and some competitive experience
Level III Select: Least Competitive; for players with some soccer experience, but little to no competitive experience
JUNIORS are also part of the Level II program.
Boys Competitive Director: Joe Owen
Girls Competitive Director: Pat Uriz
Competitive Registration Questions: Michaela DeJesus