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SPORTING NEBRASKA FC ECNL BOYS
THE BOYS ECNL PROGRAM
Sporting Nebraska Boys' is a part of the National Heartland Conference which competes against teams from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska. The U13 & U14 teams plays a fall and a spring season, while the U15-U18/19 will play in the fall season due to high school soccer. Along with league play, teams will attend showcase events throughout the year. They will also compete for a playoff opportunity in June to advance to the ECNL National League Finals.
U13: Head Coach, JJ Zepka
U14: Head Coach, Mike Dean
U15: Head Coach, Mike Dean
U16: Head Coach, Nathan May
Assistant, Conner White
U17: Head Coach, Caleb Hinson
Assistant, Mark Heath-Preston
U18: Head Coach, Mark Heath-Preston
Assistant, Caleb Hinson
SNFC will field six ECNL National teams, including U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19 teams that train 3/4 times a week and play a nationwide schedule in the Heartland Conference. Trainings follow a structured curriculum.
U13-U19 ECNL Boys Schedule:
3/4 training sessions a week, fall and spring at Millard Star and Papillion Landing
30 indoor training sessions, winter and as needed at Omaha Sports Complex
Warren Academy (two Five week programs) - strength and agility
2 leagues per season: ECNL Heartland Regional League & NYSL
2-3 tournaments per season, including State Cup
$2250 per year
Sports Recruits for u16s, 17s, & 18/19 teams
Club Facilities use - indoor & outdoor
Coach annual fee’s
ECNL player registration
SNFC admin Fees
Playmectrics - Club communication platform
Uniforms, camp, team fees and travel costs.
*ECNL teams will travel for at least half of our schedule as well as to showcase events. Coach travel expenses are in addition to team fees.
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is a US Club Soccer-sanctioned league founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:
Improving the competitive environment through the creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
Improving the process for identifying elite soccer players for U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams by way of a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
Improving the daily training environment at top youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.
The goal of the ECNL is to change the landscape for elite soccer players in the United States with 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.
In an effort to provide competition and development opportunities for a deeper player pool, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) started to expand their footprint by creating the ECNL Regional League in the 2019-20 season. The ECNL Regional League provides great competition within a professional environment.
The ECNL Regional League teams travel for league games and compete in the exact same structure as the Boys National Conference. The ECNL Regional League provides a tremendous opportunity for players to develop their skills, compete against a very high level of competition, and prepares themselves for the collegiate competition in the future.
If you have questions about our Boys' Program, please contact Boys' Director of Coaching, Karl Ostrand, KOstrand@SportingNebraskaFC.com.