Until 2020, US Club Soccer and the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) collaborated to create a national competition and development platform for 13-U through 18/19-U boys. The Elite National Premier League (ENPL) provided local and national regular-season competition, national showcase events and postseason playoff competition for top teams across the country.
The ENPL included both member Boys ECNL Conferences and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition included 13-U, 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U boys age groups, and included participating teams from two independent qualification paths: (i) qualifying teams from National Premier Leagues across the country; and (ii) qualifying teams from Boys ECNL club-based conferences across the country. A full recap of the 2019 postseason, and coverage of all ENPL postseason events can be found can be found here.
By providing qualification paths for both team-based and club-based competitions, the ENPL featured the best boys players in US Club Soccer. The regular season competition within each NPL and Boys ECNL Conference are unique and independently structured; however, consistent technical and competitive standards applied, and all teams focused on the same postseason destination: the ENPL Playoffs.
For more information on the 2018 and 2019 ENPL postseasons, including archived live streamed games, visit their respective archives pages below.
No teams were guaranteed entry into the ENPL Playoffs. Whether qualifying through an NPL or a Boys ECNL Conference, all teams earned their place into the ENPL Playoffs through a full season of regular league play.