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All players interested in the National ECNL Boy's Program need to apply below by May 31st. ​

ID/Team Selection dates will begin June 1st. Information will be emailed to those that apply.



Sporting Nebraska Boys' is a part of the National Heartland Conference which competes against teams from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska. The U13 & U14 teams plays a fall and a spring season, while the U15-U18/19 will play in the fall season due to high school soccer. Along with league play, teams will attend showcase events throughout the year. They will also compete for a playoff opportunity in June to advance to the ECNL National League Finals.


U13: Head Coach, JJ Zepka


U14: Head Coach, Mike Dean


U15: Head Coach, Mike Dean


U16: Head Coach, Nathan May

Assistant, Conner White


U17: Head Coach, Caleb Hinson

Assistant, Mark Heath-Preston


U18: Head Coach, Mark Heath-Preston

Assistant, Caleb Hinson



SNFC will field six ECNL National teams, including U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19 teams that train 3/4 times a week and play a nationwide schedule in the Heartland Conference. Trainings follow a structured curriculum.


U13-U19 ECNL Boys Schedule:

  • 3/4 training sessions a week, fall and spring at Millard Star and Papillion Landing

  • 30 indoor training sessions, winter and as needed at Omaha Sports Complex

  • Warren Academy (two Five week programs) - strength and agility

  • 2 leagues per season: ECNL Heartland Regional League & NYSL 

  • 2-3 tournaments per season, including State Cup 

$2250 per year

  • League fees

  • Sports Recruits for u16s, 17s, & 18/19 teams

  • ​Club Facilities use - indoor & outdoor 

  • Coach annual fee’s 

  • ECNL player registration

  • SNFC admin Fees 

  • Playmectrics - Club communication platform

  • VEO video  

  • Hudl assistants


Uniforms, camp, team fees and travel costs.

*ECNL teams will travel for at least half of our schedule as well as to showcase events. Coach travel expenses are in addition to team fees.

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is a US Club Soccer-sanctioned league founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States through:

  • Improving the competitive environment through the creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights;

  • Improving the process for identifying elite soccer players for U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams by way of a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and

  • Improving the daily training environment at top youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.


The goal of the ECNL is to change the landscape for elite soccer players in the United States with 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.

In an effort to provide competition and development opportunities for a deeper player pool, the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) started to expand their footprint by creating the ECNL Regional League in the 2019-20 season.  The ECNL Regional League provides great competition within a professional environment.

The ECNL Regional League teams travel for league games and compete in the exact same structure as the Boys National Conference. The ECNL Regional League provides a tremendous opportunity for players to develop their skills, compete against a very high level of competition, and prepares themselves for the collegiate competition in the future.

If you have questions about our Boys' Program, please contact Boys' Director of Coaching, Karl Ostrand,

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