The Charlotte Independence Soccer Club will offer combined Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) programs for U13 - U18 in both the North and South regions. Jeff Bilyk will be the North Boys ECNL Director and Ralph Latchana will be the South Boys ECNL Director

Questions about joining the Boys ECNL? For North, contact Jeff at JeffB@IndependenceSoccer.Club and for South, contact Ralph at RalphL@IndependenceSoccer.Club.

Program Overview

The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.

The Boys ECNL is based on the values of grass-roots collaboration and innovation, and supports the independence and freedom of coaches and clubs to fully manage the development path for their players, including the system and style of play, the competitive calendar, and all aspects of the development path. The Boys ECNL will raise standards in training, competition, club organization, and coaching in a holistic development program.

Pathway, Benefits & Fees

The Charlotte Independence Soccer Club will offer Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) programs for 13-18U in both the North and South regions. The North Boys ECNL Director is Jeff Bilyk and the South Boys ECNL Director is Ralph Latchana.

13-14U North: Training will begin in early August. These teams will train three times a week in the fall and will potentially have a sports performance session in the spring provided by Novant’s EXOS. Two of the three training sessions will be in Huntersville (Bailey Rd. Park, Bradford Park, Richard Barry Park) and one training session at Lake Norman (Mazeppa Park). These age groups will play a 10-month season beginning late September and ending in May with 10 games in the fall and 10 games in the spring. There will be a preseason event August 17 and 18 at CESA and a showcase event January 24-25 in Raleigh.

15-19U North: These teams will participate in a 6-month season from January to June with two play dates in the fall for South Carolina and Virginia teams in North Carolina. Additionally, teams will compete in showcases at CESA (August), Florida (December), Raleigh (January) and Pennsylvania (May).


13-14U South: Training will begin in early August. These teams will train minimum three times a week in the fall and will potentially have a sports performance session in the spring provided by Novant’s EXOS. Training location will be predominantly out of Fort Mill (Comporium Athletic Park). These age groups will play a 10-month season beginning August and ending in May with 10 games in the fall and 10 games in the spring. There will be at least 3 showcase/tournament events the players will participate during the season on top of regular season games.

15-19U South: These teams will participate in a 6-month season from August to February with a minimum of 3 practice sessions with one weekend in March and April to play NC teams. Additionally, teams will compete in showcases (3 for 15-17U, 2 for 19U) with NCFC (November), Florida (December), Raleigh (January) and San Diego (April- 15-17U only) as possibilities.

Visual Pathway


Program Benefits:

  • College exposure created through showcases
  • Top Level Coaching
  • US Soccer ID Process
  • Ability to Play High School Sports
  • Innovative player centered programming

2019-20 Program Fees

Program Staff
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