RISE Elite is the highest competitive level of programming we offer. The Elite Program is incredibly rewarding but tremendously demanding. RISE Elites must demonstrate the highest level of commitment to training at all times in order to maintain physical and mental readiness for competitions as roster positions and playing time are 100% earned on merit and never guaranteed. Elite teams are formed from the strongest players across our entire player pool and require a yearly commitment.
The Elite program at RISE consists of 3 leagues that sit at the top of the soccer development pyramid for every top club in the United States. The Girls Academy (GA), Boys MLS NEXT, and the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) provide top level national competition platforms for elite youth athletes in the country. The purpose of these platforms is to provide a player-centric environment, meaningful games, high standards that member clubs are required to adhere to, and most importantly to maximize player opportunity and visibility. RISE Elite teams follow a highly challenging and intricately designed curriculum aimed at preparing players for top college programs, professional trials or opportunities with national teams.
RISE will work relentlessly to be recognized as a top youth soccer club in the country by developing impact players and outstanding citizens who will flourish in an environment that seeks to provide the highest technical standards in youth development along with an unparalleled environment, and support structure.
RISE dedicates significant resources to ensure that we provide your player with an environment that includes: elite national competition platforms, excellent facilities, top-caliber coaches, cutting-edge technology, carefully curated talent management systems, and flexible cost structures to assist your player in achieving their development goals.
MLS NEXT marks a new era for soccer development in North America. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.Learn MOre
The Girls Academy (GA) is a new, member-led league that currently includes 59 elite level clubs, including 45 former U.S. Soccer Girls’ DA clubs across the country. The GA consists of like-minded clubs who insist on a standard driven approach that enhances development for our players, coaches, and club.Learn MOre
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 postseason Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.Learn MOre
The ECNL Boys Regional League (ECNL Regional League) was founded to improve the daily environment for boy’s youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNLRegional League will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams will advance to the ECNL RegionalLeague Post Season event, held in conjunction with the ECNL Boys Post Season.Learn MOre