Tennessee Soccer Club (TSC) will host an Informational Town Hall Meeting on Sun., April 9 about its affiliation with the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), and what it means for TSC. The meeting will be held at Embassy Suites Cool Springs in Franklin at 3pm.
TSC is the first and only club in the state of Tennessee to be awarded membership into the ECNL. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to allow TSC staff to give a full understanding of the ECNL Program.
All current female and male TSC members are invited to attend along with any players from other nearby State Associations, such as Kentucky and Alabama. However, TSC’s guidelines state, “Those players currently registered with a TSSA member club (not including TSC) cannot attend without the expressed permission of their club director. This permission must be received in an email to TSC. The purpose of this is to protect the integrity of TSSA rules (Policy 26) and the continuity of all current club season schedules.”
Tennessee Soccer Club is honored to be part of the ECNL program. Being part of this recognizes the level and quality of TSC players and teams on a national front,” says Dean Blain, Director of ECNL Program for TSC, and Older Girls Director. “From the training environment to the level of competition for the regular conference schedule to the national events, this experience will give our club and players the opportunity to train, play and showcase at the very highest level in the country.”
Topics to be shared during the meeting:
· ECNL Philosophies
· Level of Play, and additional League Participation
· TSC Organization and Coaching
· Training Environment and Periodization
· Match Analysis
· Player-monitoring program
· Sports Performance and Injury Prevention
· Collegiate Recruitment – benefits that come with ECNL Platform
· Conference, matches and travel expectation
· Cost and Budget
· Player Recruitment – TSC Philosophies and Discovery Players
· Eligible Participants (All TSSA, US Club and USSF members)
TSC was offered membership into the ECNL beginning with the 2017-18 season. Founded in 2009, ECNL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose initial goal was to enhance female youth soccer player’s developmental experience. ECNL offers girls the most competitive youth soccer experience in the world. Click here for the story.