Match Fit Academy FC All In with ECNL
After much consideration, Match Fit Academy FC has decided to decline our invitation into the U.S. Girls Development Academy for the 2016/2017 season.
The MFAFC ownership and staff feel that the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) has provided our players with a league that is the best female youth league in the world. The ECNL has provided the structure, competition and showcase events that allow our players to develop into collegiate level athletes. In addition, our ECNL Conference created the Northeast National Premier League which has been a tremendous platform for our players striving to play in the ECNL. Our current structure enables us to continue to develop elite level players in the clearest and most efficient way. In the last 6 years the ECNL/NE NPL Leagues have helped us graduate over 45 players per year, that have gone on to play at the best colleges in the country.
After discussing our current structure and future plans, at length, we feel that it would be very difficult for our club, or any club for that matter, to have the resources to compete in both leagues at the highest level. In addition there would be a continual internal conflict within the club about where players should be playing. At some point one league would ultimately become secondary within the club and we feel this isn't fair to either league, our players or our coaching staff.
In making our decision, these are the major factors we considered;
Thank you for your continued support of MFAFC,
Dominick Bucci – Girls Director of Coaching & Player Development
Jordan Raper – Girls ECNL Director