Elite Clubs National League is considered one of the best youth girls leagues in the world. The league features the top youth clubs in the United States in a collaboration to raise the level of soccer in this country. As much as 70% of the league moves on to NCAA Division 1 college soccer in any given year. Typically 90% of ECNL players play some level of college soccer. FC Alliance began play in 2017 after a long admissions process.
ECNL teams play eight home games and eight away games per year in the Ohio Valley Conference. They also attend several ECNL showcase tournaments and events. The amount of cost and travel is similar to showcase competitive soccer teams of the same age who are not playing ECNL. ECNL simply provides better competition and a tremendous amount of exposure.