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About ECNL

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is a nationwide organization consisting of two youth soccer leagues (male and female), and is considered to be the strongest and most competitive youth soccer platform in the country.

LA Breakers FC is the only westside club in ECNL. Individual clubs are members of the league, and membership is limited to ensure a high quality of play.

ECNL was founded to improve the daily environment for youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms.

Member clubs are organized into geographic conferences for league play, which begins in September and concludes typically in May, with a break during the Winter for High School soccer.

Teams also participate in national ECNL events against teams from other conferences. Teams may also qualify for an end-of-the-year playoff event, typically held in June.

About LA Breakers FC ECNL

LA Breakers FC ECNL teams represent the top (or first or "A") team in the club, and compete in the Southwest Conference, widely regarded as the most competitive and talented conference in ECNL.

Teams are formed in the following age groups:

  • U11 Pre-ECNL (boys only)*
  • U12 Pre-ECNL (boys only)*
  • U13 (boys and girls)
  • U14 (boys and girls)
  • U15 (boys and girls)
  • U16 (boys and girls)
  • U17 (boys and girls)
  • U19 (boys and girls)

*Pre-ECNL is not currently offered for girls.

Age groups are organized by birth years, and typically follow a June 1-May 31 calendar:

Age Group  Fall 21/Spring 22 Fall 22/Spring 23
U11 2011 2012
U12 2010 2011
U13 2009 2010


U15 2007 2008
U16 2006 2007
U17 2005 2006
U19 2003-2004 2004-05