ECNL – Program Overview

ECNL – Program Overview

Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

The Boston Bolts are a founding member club of the Boys ECNL, being granted a FULL ECNL portfolio of teams from U13 – U19.   The highly credentialed Head Coaches of the Bolts ECNL teams include DI, DII, and DIII coaches focused on developing exceptionally talented players with the desire to prepare for potential collegiate play but also wish to play for their high school team.

Marco Koolman said, “The Boys ECNL continues to improve the overall experience for our players, which in large part is due to the energy and quality of our coaches. Our staff is made up of talented and experienced coaches. Our younger teams are coached by educators of the game while our older age teams benefit from staff with college experience. Their network of college contacts is invaluable and extremely helpful for the players in search of their dream school.” The Boston Bolts play against many well known teams in the Northeast Conference such as the following:Northeast Conference ECNL

  • Albertson SUSA
  • Baltimore Celtic Union
  • Connecticut FC
  • East Meadow SC
  • FC Bucks
  • FC Delco
  • FC Stars
  • FSC FC
  • Manhattan SC
  • Maryland United
  • Match Fit Academy
  • NEFC
  • PDA
  • Penn Fusion
  • Pipeline SC
  • Sporting Delaware
  • STA
  • World Class FC

ECNL Core Values

Boston Bolts ECNL History

2017-2018: Inaugural Boys ECNL Season
The inaugural Boys ECNL season, August 2017 to July 2018, included 57 of the top boys soccer clubs throughout the country, with more than 9,000 players participating in Boys ECNL competition in the U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18/U19 age groups.  The first season featured three National Events held in Florida, California and Pennsylvania.  The Boys ECNL participated in the Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Post Season, which is run by US Club Soccer.  The Playoffs held in San Diego, CA (West) and Boston, MA (East) and the Finals held in Colorado.  Four out of the five ENPL National Champions were Boys ECNL teams.

2018-2019: Boys ECNL Season
In it’s second season, 2018-19, the Boys ECNL saw several changes. The Boys ECNL added fourteen of the top boys clubs from around the country, bringing the total number of ECNL member clubs to 71. Each of the 71 member clubs had a Boys ECNL team in the U14 through U18/U19 age groups.  The Boys ECNL offered four National Events: Oklahoma, Florida, California and Pennsylvania.  The ENPL Playoffs was held in Rockford, IL under the Elite National Premier League (ENPL), which is run by US Club Soccer, with the ENPL Finals being held in Colorado. Seven of the ten teams participating in the ENPL Finals were Boy ECNL teams, four of which were crowned ENPL National Champions.

For information on the Bolts Boys ECNL, contact Sean Napier