The EGSL was born from collaboration between current Elite Clubs National League (“ECNL”) Directors of Coaching in order to address the college recruiting needs for the sister team players in their clubs. The ECNL has evolved into the premier destination for college coaches seeking to recruit players for their teams and, until now, the excellent, and deserving players on the sister teams not receiving regular exposure on the ECNL teams, were limited in their opportunities to be scouted. The EGSL is a league for the ECNL sister teams designed to attract coaches from colleges of all sizes and all levels which will result in an increased number of scholarship offers for the sister team players. The EGSL was formed with the approval of the ECNL and will include ECNL sister teams as well as the Jr. ECNL first teams (U12 and U13).
Invited to be founding members of the EGSL for the inaugural season are the ECNL sister teams from the SoCal Conferences (U14 – U17), as well as the Jr. ECNL teams (U12 and U13) from those same ECNL clubs. The U14 – U17 sister teams will play a spring league schedule and will have a fall and/or spring College Showcase event as well as participate in the EGSL Club Championships. The U14 sister teams will participate in a spring league circuit and the EGSL Club Championship. Jr. ECNL age groups will participate in a spring league, an EGSL Showcase – Jr. ECNL Event in the spring and the EGSL Club Championship event.