In February 2017, the WNY Flash were announced as an inaugural member of the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), joining National League play for the 2018/19 season.
About Boys ECNL
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 post-season 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.
The Boys ECNL is led by a Board of Directors elected by the member clubs.
Transform the landscape of boys soccer
Create a holistic development environment, on and off the field
Service Clubs, Coaches and Players
Lead America’s youth soccer clubs
Raise the Game
Innovation – Through Player Centered Programming
Respect – For diversity and style, system and structure
Opportunity – Created through exposure, showcasing and role modeling
Development – Of the environment and complete person
Excellence – Across the youth experience