Tucson Soccer Academy is stepping up its game in the coming year and beyond.
TSA is becoming a member of the Boys ECNL (Elite Club National League) program, one of the most prestigious leagues in the country and the most notable league for any southern Arizona club. It will offer the highest level of visibility Tucson boys players have ever had.
“ECNL is expanding their brand and helping expose boys to college coaches and raise the level of competition on a regional basis,” said Dave Cosgrove, TSA’s director of coaching.
He added: “At no point in Tucson Soccer history, has an entire club been offer such prestigious recognition and a national level platform to expose and entire Tucson club to College coaches.”
Tucson Soccer Academy will be competing in the Boys ECNL Southwest Conference. Teams in the Boys ECNL Southwest Conference: Arizona Arsenal (AZ), Beach FC (CA), Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks (CA), Heat FC (NV), LA Premier (CA), Legends (CA), Players Soccer Club (NV), Scottsdale Blackhawks (AZ), Sereno SC (AZ), Slammers SC (CA), Arizona Aresenal (AZ) and West Coast FC (CA).
The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) 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 Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game.
“Girls ECNL is the number one platform for girls to be seen by college coaches,” Cosgrove said. “It is the top level league and program for girls soccer in America. The UA women’s coaches recruit every ECNL event.
“If Boys ECNL is half as successful as the Girls ECNL program it will be by far the best platform Tucson Boy Soccer players have ever had. The National events will be heavily recruited by college coaches and many of the events are streamed to college coaches.
Boys ECNL will host three national level events for college coaches to attend: January 2018 in Florida, April 2018 in San Diego and May in Philadelphia. Each TSA ECNL team must attend one event (San Diego). League costs and national events are less expensive then APL and College Showcases.
Players in the Boys ECNL will be able to participate in high school soccer.
TSA Boys ECNL will be offered in the 04, 03, 02, 01, and 00/99 age groups. Placements for TSA Boys ECNL teams start Monday May 8th.
Register at https://tucsonsocceracademy.demosphere-secure.com/_registration