ECNL

The DMCV Sharks are proud to be the ONLY member in San Diego of the Elite Club National League (ECNL), for both boys and girls. The ECNL is a proven platform that showcases players for the collegiate and national team level.

GIRLS

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BOYS

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OFFICIAL MEMBERELITE CLUBS
NATIONAL LEAGUE

The DMCV Sharks are members of ECNL (Elite Clubs National League).  In modern soccer, no youth platform has sent more players to college, had more alums earn collegiate honors, and had more impact on the collegiate game.  In the past two years alone, the ECNL has sent more than2,500 graduating seniors to play women’s collegiate soccer, with 2,028 in NCAA Division I programs alone.  92% of the Class of 2017 – almost every high school senior in the league – will be moving on to play at the collegiate level.

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OFFICIAL MEMBERELITE CLUBS
NATIONAL LEAGUE

The DMCV Sharks are members of ECNL (Elite Clubs National League).  In modern soccer, no youth platform has sent more players to college, had more alums earn collegiate honors, and had more impact on the collegiate game.  In the past two years alone, the ECNL has sent more than2,500 graduating seniors to play women’s collegiate soccer, with 2,028 in NCAA Division I programs alone.  92% of the Class of 2017 – almost every high school senior in the league – will be moving on to play at the collegiate level.

ABOUT ECNL

[Being] a member club of the ECNL is a tremendous opportunity for our players. The ECNL is a proven and respected platform in terms of competition and continued investment in player development.  The league’s core values align perfectly with the DMCV Sharks and we are excited to offer all of the opportunities that come along with a top league to our membership. Participating in ECNL will showcase and challenge our players, helping to enhance their development both on and off the field. 

Shannon Mac Millan, DMCV Executive Director

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  • ABOUT ECNL
  • ECNL DIVISION MAPS

2018-19 SEASONJOIN A TEAM

The DMCV Fall soccer season is open to area youth aged from under six years old to under nineteen years old.  The season starts in late August, and teams practice one day a week.  Games begin in September and end in November. Sharks in the Park/Picture Day will be held in October and U8-U14 players will experience a fun, Sharks teams only tournament, which is held in early November towards the end of the season.

The Sharks play in the Southwest conference of the ECNL.  Season runs during the fall and spring, with a break during the winter so players can play for their respective high schools.

While tryouts have concluded for our ECNL teams, please contact Kelly Wherry if you are looking for a team and for more information.

2019-2020 season will introduce the 2007 birth year team for the girls and 2006 and 2007 birth year teams for the boys.

ECNLTRYOUTS CONCLUDED

Tryouts have already concluded for our ECNL teams.  Please contact Kelly Wherry if you are looking for a team and for more information.

2018 Girls Tryouts
Solana Pacific
2010-20125:45pm-7:15pm
5/5
2007-20095:45pm-7:15pm
5/6
2004-20065:45pm-7:15pm
5/6
2018 Girls Tryouts
Solana Pacific
2010-20125:45pm-7:15pm
5/5
2007-20095:45pm-7:15pm
5/6
2004-20065:45pm-7:15pm
5/6

ABOUTTHE LEAGUE

MISSION: The Elite Clubs National League, Inc. (“ECNL”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the elite youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;
  • Improving the process for identifying elite soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and
  • Improving the daily training environment at top elite youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.

GOAL: The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.

ECNL PLATFORM

COMPETITION PLATFORM

The competition platform is comprised of regional conferences and tiered levels of national competition to allow the best match-ups across the league. The ECNL also hosts National Events across the country to give member clubs the opportunity to compete against non-conference teams.  

PLAYER IDENTIFICATION

Identifying players with the potential to play with the US Soccer Youth National Teams, and to provide additional exposure and opportunity to top players across the ECNL. The ECNL Player ID Program identifies the top players in the ECNL and then provides opportunities for these players to be seen and trained by U.S. Soccer National Team staff. The ECNL Player ID Program was created under 4 key principles:

  1. Players should be scouted and evaluated in their regular environment.
  2. There should be no additional cost to players for scouting and identification.
  3. To insure accurate evaluations, multiple people should evaluate players over multiple events.
  4. To insure accurate evaluations, the coaches that train and develop the identified players should be consulted as the best source of information regarding overall ability, mentality, and current form.

By scouting players in their regular team environment, while they are competing against the best players in the country, the ECNL Player ID Program increases opportunities for identified players at no additional cost to the players. The program also does not add congestion to the player calendar by requiring multiple levels of “try-outs” and other competitions to identify players.

ECNL scouts are assigned to observe and analyze ECNL games at each ECNL National Showcase Event. A standardized evaluation program has been established by the ECNL for these scouts whereby identified players will be evaluated on a variety of technical, tactical, physical, and psychological characteristics based upon their performances. ECNL scouts include coaches from member clubs of the ECNL, independent coaches, coaches with experience with US Soccer Youth National Teams, and coaches from top Division I, II, and III colleges

COACHING EDUCATION INITIATIVE

ECNL Coaching Development Initiative (CDI) consists of educational seminars put on by various staff, each scheduled around an existing ECNL National Event. Ongoing education is a key part of being a professional, and is an expectation of being a member of the top girls developmental league in the country. Every club in attendance at each of these events should attend the CDI if at all possible. Multiple coaches from each ECNL club are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The ECNL is committed to improving the level of coaching in the United States, and providing new resources for coaching education. Continuing education is an integral part of ongoing professional development. All ECNL Member Club coaches are invited to attend.

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2018-19 ECNL DIVISIONS

The DMCV Fall soccer season is open to area youth aged from under six years old to under nineteen years old.  The season starts in late August, and teams practice one day a week.  Games begin in September and end in November. Sharks in the Park/Picture Day will be held in October and U8-U14 players will experience a fun, Sharks teams only tournament, which is held in early November towards the end of the season.

2018-19 CONFERENCE ALIGNMENTGIRLS ECNL

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2018-19 CONFERENCE ALIGNMENTBOYS ECNL

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MEET THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kelly Wherry

DIRECTOR OF ECNLKELLY WHERRY

  • Grew up in Costa Mesa, CA and attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA.
  • Three year Varsity Starter at Mater Dei, CIF Honorable Mention.
  • Played collegiately at Cal State San Marcos from 2006-2009 and was a 3-year captain. Part of the first inaugural season at CSUSM.
  • Part of 2 Conference Championship Teams and two NAIA National Tournament appearances.
  • Two time All Conference First team pick (2008/2009)
  • 2 time NAIA All-American. (2008/2009).
  • 2008 All Conference tournament MVP.
  • Graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Psychology in 2011.
  • Santiago Canyon College as a Volunteer Assistant from 2010-2012.
  • Laguna United FC Girls Coach from 2012-2014
  • Mater Dei High School Assistant Coach
  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher 2013-2015.
  • Strikers FC Orange County Girl’s Coach from 2015-2017.
  • Currently the Assistant at Cal State San Marcos as of August 2016, where in only the 3rd year in NCAA DII qualified for the Conference Tournament.
  • Masters of Science in Physical Education received from Azusa Pacific University, April 2018.

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ABOUT DMCV Sharks

Our goal is to provide the opportunity for each of our players to train and play soccer in an environment where they can develop both individually and as a part of a team.

By providing a supportive yet challenging environment, we hope that all players will reach their full potential and play at the highest level possible for their ability.

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