Approximately 120 of the nation’s top girls youth players are in Portland, Ore., this week for the ECNL Girls National Training Camp.
A strong contingent of players from New England-based clubs are amongst the group that was invited to participate.
Held annually and becoming the most elite girls identification event in the country, players are invited to participate in training and competition over several days. The ECNL National Training Camp is split into two segments by age, overlapping for one day.
The ECNL National Training Camp is free of charge for the players -- the ECNL and Nike Soccer cover all of the costs associated with the camp, including hotel and ground transportation, meals, coaching, facilities, and equipment. The only cost for players is transportation to and from the camp. During the camp, the players have the opportunity to compete in front of top colleges from around the nation, are trained by some of the top youth coaches in the country, and learn from a series of off-field presentations from experts.