ECNL Draws College Coaches

Minnesota Thunder Academy just completed its 3rd season in the ECNL and once again had a strong showing with the 97 and 95 teams finishing 2nd at the National Championships. 

In addition to competing in the top girls league in the country, one of the biggest advantages is the exposure MTA players receive before college coaches. The 96 ECNL team alone played before 190 college coaches this year. "We averaged 40-50 Division I college coaches per national event this season, and 75% of those schools watched us play at multiple events" said head coach David Alberti. "It’s tremendous exposure for our players."



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ABOUT THE ECNL: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization. The ECNL was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States. ECNL seeks to improve the competitive environment through the creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights, augmented by a systematic scouting and identification program and an improved daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs.

The goal of the ECNL is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model. Follow ECNL on Twitter @theECNL and Facebook: Elite Clubs National League. Visit the official ECNL website for more information: The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and sponsored by Nike.