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Below are Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) related to the Elite Clubs National League and Loudoun Soccer’s participation in it beginning Fall 2018.

SECTION I: Elite Clubs National League Overview

What is the Elite Clubs National League?
What are the benefits of playing ECNL?

 

SECTION II: AGE GROUPS, TEAMS, AND COACHES

What age groups are participating? What leagues will non-ECNL teams participate in?
Who are the ECNL team coaches?
How does the ECNL coach interact with the Travel coaches in the age group?

 

SECTION III: ROSTER SIZES, TRYOUTS, SELECTIONS, & UNIFORMS

How many players will be selected for each team?
How are ECNL teams formed?
Are girls allowed to play-up in ECNL?
What happens if my child tries out for an ECNL team but is not selected?
Will ECNL teams wear different jerseys?

 

SECTION IV: GAME, EVENT, AND TRAINING COMMITMENT

What is the game and event schedule going to be?
Are the substitution rules the same as other leagues?
How do the showcase tournaments work?
What National Events do you think Loudoun Soccer ECNL teams will attend?
How does the post-season work?
Do ECNL teams attend other tournaments (like WAGS and Jefferson Cup)?
Will ECNL teams participate in State Cup?
How much travel is involved in participating in the ECNL?
What is the expected training schedule?
Is this a year-long commitment, or are breaks scheduled in the calendar?

 

SECTION V: COSTS

What are the costs associated with playing for an ECNL team?

 

SECTION VI: COLLEGE RECRUITING

How is participating in ECNL beneficial for college recruiting?

 

SECTION VII: MAKING SENSE OF THE SOCCER “ALPHABET SOUP”

How is the ECNL different than US Soccer’s Girls Development Academy?
Why did Loudoun Soccer join ECNL now?
Can ECNL players play for their High School teams?
Can ECNL players also participate in Olympic Development Program (ODP)?
Is Loudoun Soccer still partnering with FC Virginia for the Boys and Girls DA programs? Why?

 

SECTION VIII: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS

I have questions. Where can I find more information?