The ECNL started in 2009 to give the top female athletes in the country an opportunity to play against the best, be scouted and given an opportunity to play with the USWNT programs and to play in front of the Nation’s top college scouts.
The SLSG Illinois ECNL program, was launched in the fall of 2012 in response to the fact that the traditional youth soccer model was not adequate in preparing players for the next level of soccer – college and the professional ranks.
All ECNL teams will compete in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)- Midwest Conference South Division. The division consists of 8 other clubs including: Sporting KC, St. Louis Scott Gallagher MO, Eclipse Select, Sockers FC Chicago, FC Wisconsin Eclipse, Minnesota Thunder Academy, Vardar, and Michigan Hawks. Players train 3-4 times per week.
SLSG Illinois ECNL teams are under the direction of Nationally licensed coaches. These coaches know through experience, exactly what players need to be success at the next level. Our staff will guide you through the recruiting process and help players find the right fit both academically and athletically.