PDA South has won 2 NPL National Championships, seen 7 players involved in the US Youth National Teams, and had 2 players drafted into the NWSL in its history. “We are excited PDA South will have the opportunity to join the ECNL as a new member,” said Director Rodney Tarter. “We started PDA South 10 years ago with a goal to play at the highest level in the country. The ECNL will provide our players a platform to compete and develop against the very best in the United States. We would like to thank ECNL for this incredible opportunity.”
Nearly 90% of ECNL Girls alumni move on to play in college, overwhelmingly dominating the 2019 individual conference honors in the “Power 5” conferences. In total, over 1,100 ECNL Alums played this year in these five conferences, accounting for more than 62% of all rostered players in the Power 5.
Additional information on participating member clubs for the 2020-21 Season will be released in the coming weeks.
About Elite Clubs National League Girls: The Elite Clubs National League Girls (ECNL Girls) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL Girls is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.