ECNL Girls Introduces Exciting New All-Star Mini-Game Competition: The ECNL Girls Conference Cup

The ECNL Girls has just announced an exciting addition to their lineup of events: the inaugural ECNL Girls Conference Cup. Set to take place in August 2023 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California, this highly anticipated competition will feature approximately 90 top rising U14-U16 girls players from across the country.

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ECNL Girls Introduces Exciting New All-Star Mini-Game Competition: The ECNL Girls Conference Cup

The ECNL Girls has announced its newest addition to the league's lineup of events, the ECNL Girls Conference Cup. Scheduled to take place from August 7th to 11th, 2023, at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, this competition is set to showcase the talents of top players within the ECNL Selection Program.

The ECNL Girls Conference Cup is designed to provide a unique opportunity for approximately 90 exceptional rising U14-U16 girls players from all corners of the country. These talented athletes will be divided into six teams, and will participate in a mini-game competition spanning three action-packed days. The top-performing teams from the preliminary bracket play will face off in the championship game to determine the ultimate Conference Cup Champion.

Ralph Richards, the ECNL Girls Commissioner, expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming event, stating, "The Conference Cup will bring the level of competition within the ECNL National Selection Program to new heights this summer. By inviting 90 of the finest players from across the country in the U14-U16 age groups, along with an exceptional coaching staff, we aim to create an unparalleled learning and development experience for all participants."

The ECNL Conference Cup marks a departure from the previous ECNL National Training Camp, as the league strives to evolve its programming and provide fresh and remarkable experiences for the nation's top players. Notably, the ECNL covers all expenses for attending players, including food, accommodation, ground transportation, staffing, and other costs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all involved.

To ensure you don't miss out on any essential details, here's a breakdown of key information about the event:

Schedule: Each team will engage in five thrilling mini-games throughout the tournament, with the top two teams eventually facing off in the highly anticipated ECNL Conference Cup Championship.

Teams: The six teams will be formed by selecting players from 11 ECNL Girls Conferences. The selection process involves scouting and recommendations based on performances during the past several months, including National Selection Games held during the 2022-23 ECNL National Events.

The teams are as follows:

- Team 1: New England/North Atlantic/Ohio Valley – North
- Team 2: Mid-Atlantic/Southeast
- Team 3: Midwest/Ohio Valley – South
- Team 4: NorCal/Northwest
- Team 5: Colorado/Texas
- Team 6: Southwest

Rosters: The rosters for the inaugural ECNL Girls Conference Cup will be unveiled in the coming weeks, heightening the anticipation for this event.

The ECNL Girls Conference Cup promises to deliver a captivating display of skill and sportsmanship, serving as a platform for young athletes to showcase their abilities on a national stage.