ECNL Program Information

The ECNL is the highest level of programming offered for players at NC Fusion

Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the ECNL Boys is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The ECNL Boys is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.

Mid-Atlantic Conference

The ECNL Boys is excited to announce the addition of multiple new clubs into the Mid-Atlantic Conference, and a re-alignment combining both current ECNL Boys member clubs and new programs from the former Development Academy. All clubs will compete together in the 2020-2021 season, in a format designed to maximize competitive value and reduce travel:

● BRYC Elite Academy

● Charlotte Independence Pro

● Charlotte Independence South

● Charlotte Soccer Academy

● Charlotte Soccer ECNL


● Loudon Soccer

● Mclean YSA

● NC Fusion

● NCFC Youth

● NCFC Academy

● Richmond United

● South Carolina United

● Virginia Development Academy

● Wilmington Hammerheads

Program Benefits

ECNL Benefits:

  • Professional Coaching – A or B Licensed Head Coaches
  • Program Specific Director
  • Player Safety – Concussion Baseline testing and ATC coverage at all games
  • Match Analysis: All league games filmed. Access to Spiideo Performance analysis software.
  • Performance and Health – professional Strength & Conditioning coach assigned to all teams
  • College Recruiting Support – College Fit Finder, Fusion College Futures Program and Recruiting Advisor
  • Multi-move/sport components
  • Personal development plans & individual development focus
  • Exposure to college, professional and national team scouts

The focus on Individual Development has enabled NC Fusion to help develop numerous National team and Professional Players. In the last 5 years NC Fusion has had 4 players sign professional contracts in the MLS and USL: Gianluca Busio – Sporting KC, Brandt Bronico – Chicago Fire, Johnathan Campbell – Chicago Fire, Jeff Caldwell –NYCFC & Casey Penland – Charlotte Independence.

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