About the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL):
The ECNL is a non-profit national youth soccer league founded in 2009 to provide the best possible developmental environment for American female youth soccer players through the creation of the highest level of national competition and an identification and development program to provide an avenue for players to participate in U.S. Soccer’s National Teams. The 2009-10 season is the ECNL’s inaugural season.
Each of the 40 member clubs in 2009-10 will have a team in the U-15, U-16 and U-17 age groups, each competing for the ECNL National Championship, the ECNL National Club Championship, and promotion and relegation between flights. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
March 3, 2010 – The Vardar Soccer Club has been selected to participate in the prestigious Elite Club National League (ECNL). 
This is an honor for the club as only two teams in Michigan were invited to participate. 
The selection affirms Vardar’s continued growth and development of its girls team and provides national recognition for the girls program.  
From nearly 60 clubs that applied for membership, the ECNL Board of Directors recommended 12 new clubs for membership in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).
The ECNL member clubs approved these recommendations, increasing the number of member clubs to 52 for the 2010-11 season.  
An announcement relating to the 2010-11 ECNL regular-season events will be made in late March.
The clubs granted membership for the 2010-11 season are: