Florida Celtic Girls & Boys Programs Join ECNL-R, Pre-ECNL

New League Announcement!

Florida Celtic Boys and Girls Teams (U11-U19) Become Newest Members of ECNL-Regional League, Pre-ECNL

Florida Celtic is excited to announce that they are the newest member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Regional League on both the Girls and Boys sides for U13-U19 age groups. In addition, our U11/U12 teams will participate in the Pre-ECNL league against some of the best competition in the state. We will participate in this new league starting in the 2023/2024 season. Through hard work and good results, our Club was awarded with offering a higher level of state and national competition, as well as more opportunities for our players to advance to the next level to play college or professionally.

“Participation in ECNL provides Florida Celtic Soccer Club players with exposure to top college programs, showcases and above all the opportunity to develop their skills alongside some of the best players in the state and country,” says Florida Celtic Director of Coaching Rob Milner.

“Our decision to join the ECNL is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches, staff and board. We are excited to take on this new challenge and to continue to provide our players with the best possible development opportunities.”

Please register for tryouts today to become the newest member of Florida Celtic Soccer Club as we welcome our new ECNL pathway program.

About the ECNL

The ECNL was founded in 2009 as a challenge to the status quo of youth soccer, with a vision to be better. In its first years, the league supported only girls programming, but that was to change.

As a result of grassroots collaboration and innovation driven by youth soccer leaders all around the country, the ECNL quickly rose to national prominence – and ultimately to be the top level of competition and player development in the country. Each step was fueled by a shared commitment to elevating the youth soccer experience.

From inception, the ECNL consistently developed in alignment with the needs of its member clubs, always seeking opportunities to lead and provide more, no matter the challenge or adversity. The four letters “ECNL” have become the embodiment of collaborative innovation, opportunity, respect, development, and excellence in youth soccer, as the once-radical idea of clubs having a voice to determine their future proved to produce results never before seen in youth soccer. Unrivaled numbers of female players, of constantly improving quality, began moving on to the collegiate, professional, and national team levels as the ECNL impact changed youth soccer.

In 2017, the landscape again demanded more and the ECNL Boys was founded, setting the stage for an amazing period of rapid growth, increasing quality and further change in youth soccer. Starting with 57 of the top boys clubs in the country, the creation of the Boys ECNL once again demonstrated how a total commitment to improving the experience of players, coaches, clubs, and the environment in which they develop, can change everything.

Today, the ECNL represents the epitome of excellence in youth soccer, for boys and girls, as the league and its clubs, players, coaches, and everyone involved seeks to constantly “Raise the Game” for the future.

We will be holding tryouts starting in May at our campuses in Seminole, Largo and Palm Harbor for ages 6-18.

There is no fee to register, and tryouts are open to anyone who would like to participate. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to check out our website at www.floridaceltic.com or send us a email at info@celticfl.net.