Nation’s top youth soccer league partners with the best in class for video and data tools to improve performance on and off the field

Since launching in 2009, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) has grown from 40 clubs in its inaugural season to more than 240 clubs and 70,000 players across the Girls and Boys ECNL in 2021. The league’s growth and success stems from prioritizing the experiences of players, coaches and clubs above all else, while always looking to innovate and raise standards within the game.

This unrelenting pursuit of excellence and desire to provide clubs with a competitive advantage led ECNL and Hudl to form a unique long-term partnership. The two organizations will have a comprehensive relationship focusing on leveraging technology to benefit the league, its clubs, and most importantly, the athletes across the ECNL.

Hudl is the top end-to-end analysis platform for sports worldwide, and recently announced the launch of Hudl Focus Flex—an all-new portable smart camera engineered for club soccer. ECNL will test Focus Flex beta units and collaborate with Hudl to improve performance with real-time in-game usage.

“The tremendous advancements in technology are enabling players and coaches to evaluate and improve play like never before. Our partnership with Hudl will increase access to these technologies and further our mission to raise the game,” said ECNL CEO and President, Christian Lavers. “The Hudl technologies and services, including video capture and analysis services, are designed to help educate, develop, and showcase players across the league as they pursue their goals to play collegiate and professional soccer.”

ECNL clubs will have exclusive pricing and access to Hudl educational platforms, Hudl Assist and more.

In addition, ECNL will have enhanced marketing and top video quality for showcase events, providing next-level premier content to highlight players and promote them to the top colleges, universities, and professional clubs worldwide.

"Our partnership with ECNL centers around our shared values, with a commitment to innovating and elevating the game of soccer," said Hudl Senior Vice President Greg Nelson. "We look forward to working with ECNL to create opportunities for players and teams to succeed on and off the field with industry-leading technology. ECNL and ECNL clubs will be true partners, providing vital feedback on our new portable smart camera, Focus Flex, to help shape the future of soccer."

Top clubs and leagues around the world use the full suite of Hudl products, including the English Premier League, La Liga, and Major League Soccer. ECNL is leading the way in youth club soccer by equipping members and athletes with cutting-edge technology used by the best in the game. 

Discover the details of the partnership and all that is included for ECNL members.

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