ECNL players are scouted and evaluated at every ECNL National Showcase. The scouting information is combined with additional recommendations from Directors of Coaching and other respected coaches across the country to identify players that are invited to participate in the ECNL Player Development Program events.
Every ECNL Conference has a Player Development Program (PDP) event at least 1 time per year.
ECNL PDP events provide an opportunity for the top players within every ECNL Conference to play with and against the best players within their region at multiple age groups, and to attend presentations from leading coaches or experts in elite athlete development. ECNL PDPs are created with three primary goals: