The ECNL Regional League - Great Lakes Alliance (GLA) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.
In its 2nd season, the ECNL-RL GLA is comprised of 2 divisions of 9 clubs. In our continuous efforts to enhance the league experience, we plan to re-align geographically into 3 divisions of 8. This strategic adjustment aims to reduce travel while upholding the high standards of competition that define our league.
We invite clubs from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Upstate New York, as well as Western Pennsylvania to submit applications. The deadline for application submission is February 5, 2024.
To ensure a smooth application process, please review the minimum requirements expected of all members of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). We recommend that all applicants thoroughly review the current ECNL Competition Rules and minimum standards, which are available here.
Key Criteria for ECNL Membership:
Teams: Each ECNL-RL Participating Club is required to enter the club's top team at each of the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18/U19 age groups in all mandated ECNL Regional League competitions.
Competitions and Completion of Season: Each team must fulfill the full season competition requirements, including regular season fixtures.
Guidelines, Policies, Rules & Regulations: All ECNL-RL Participating teams
must abide by the ECNL Competition Rules.
The Great Lakes Alliance (GLA), established in 2017, currently boasts over 650 teams participating in its US Club sanctioned leagues. With member clubs from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, the GLA represents approximately 10,000 players. As a proud member of US Club Soccer, ECNL-RL platform, National Premier League (NPL) platform, and the US Soccer Federation, the GLA remains committed to fostering a competitive and enriching soccer environment.
To submit your application, please complete this application.
Thank you for considering an application in the ECNL Regional League - Great Lakes Alliance. We look forward to welcoming new clubs and continuing to elevate the standard of competition across the region.