June 3, 2019, Orlando, FL - Orlando City Youth Soccer Club (OCYS) ECNL program had its most successful year yet. This summer 5 of the 12 ECNL teams will be going to postseason National Playoffs. The Girls ECNL 2002 & 2004 teams are head to San Diego, CA on June 25th to face competition from around the Country.
Statistically, the 2002 Girls finished with 36 points, while the 2004 Girls finished with 40 points. The Girls ECNL program finished with a total of 184 points, the 3rd highest in the Southeast League and 1st in Florida.
We can actually say that we are best in Florida! And are excited to represent Orlando City Youth at the National Playoffs. Our players have worked hard all year and finished the league season strong.” Said Robbie Gobble, Girls ECNL and Academy Director. “Our commitment to player development is the reason we are having success year after year. The fact that we have placed 18 girls into collegiate programs this year speaks volumes of our work.”
The Boys 2002, 2003 and 2004 Boys ECNL teams will head to Rockford, Ill on June 28 for the National Playoffs with the National Finals in Commerce City, CO. In its second year of ECNL, OCYS is proving to be a national level club, developing players for collegiate success and professional platforms. Several members of the Boys ECNL program have moved onto Professional Club development academies to include Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls and Orlando City.
I am really proud of the Boys ECNL program. We have achieved 3 national playoff spots and the players thoroughly deserve it. This achievement is down to the hard work put in by all players, families, and coaches. As the season progressed and with new found grit and determination we secured results in important games when the game was challenging and we did not perform at our best. I can’t wait for the 3 teams to get the opportunity to show what they can do during the National Playoffs.” Said Phil Gordon, Boys ECNL Director.
The Boys ECNL Program at Orlando City Youth joins only Concorde Fire of the Southeast League in placing 3 of its teams into the National Playoffs. Statistically, of the 6 Teams representing the Southeast League, 3 of them will come from Orlando City Youth.
"One of our best years to date in the program. We knew at the start of the season that the quality of players in our Academy was high. Our goal was to create a challenging environment and positive culture in the program and we did. Thank you to the players for their commitment and the families for their unwavering support,” said Technical Director Paul Shaw.
About Orlando City Youth Soccer Club
Orlando City Youth Soccer Club (OCYS) is committed to providing opportunities for all and to the development of players, coaches, referees, parents, staff and volunteers. OCYS takes great responsibility in being a leader in Florida as a soccer club that offers programming for all levels and ages 4 - 18 by providing quality coaching and training in a positive and safe environment. We promote the development of character and work with integrity. http://ocyouthsoccer.com/
About Elite Clubs National League
The ECNL is an independent, non-profit, member-based 501(c)(3) organization, with an independent governance and leadership structure. The ECNL Board of Directors and staff solely governs all programs and platforms. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the postseason Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.
The Boys ECNL is based on the values of grass-roots collaboration and innovation, and supports the independence and freedom of coaches and clubs to fully manage the development path for their players, including the system and style of play, the competitive calendar, and all aspects of the development path. The Boys ECNL will raise standards in training, competition, club organization, and coaching in a holistic development program. http://www.boysecnl.com/about-boys-ecnl/