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Sporting Wichita Joining ECNL


WICHITA, KS (May 5th, 2022) - The ECNL is excited to announce that Sporting Wichita Academy will join the ECNL Boys Regional League - Heartland for the 2022-23 season with their top teams. By continually adding top-level clubs and competition to the ECNL Regional Leagues, the league continues its mission to Raise the Game across the country. For more than a decade, the ECNL has supported the nation’s leading clubs as they develop the next generation of college and professional stars, adding a boys competition platform over the last several years to the successful structure created on the girls side.

"After continued successes in the top division in the Heartland League and a very successful inaugural season with NPL, with 5 of our boys teams moving forward to National Finals playoffs, Sporting Wichita is extremely excited to announce our membership into the ECNL Regional League for the 2022-23 year and beyond,” said Qaies Al-Amood, Director of Coaching. The ECNL-RL  structure is providing a quality, high level competition platform which we feel will provide the development opportunities our boys teams are ready for, as we seek the best competition from clubs in our region and opportunities for a National Competition Platform as well. "This ECNL-RL  partnership fits with our development and competition goals for our most competitive teams and will also provide the college exposure opportunities that will serve our players well” said Dallas Fiszel, Sporting Wichita Assistant DOC.  "We will begin evaluation opportunities next week for players to join our 2022/23 ECNL-RL teams in the u13-u18/19 age groups."

The Heartland ECNL league encompasses some of the best clubs and teams from Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri.

About the ECNL:

The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential.

The ECNL mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.

The ECNL Commitment:

We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly. Born out of the belief in a better way. Continued in the ever-evolving pursuit of excellence.