ECNL Returns to Host Girls & Boys National Youth Soccer Events in Seminole County, FL

340 Teams will Travel to Seminole County for the Soccer Showcases

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Central Florida Sports Commission, Orlando North, Seminole County CVB, Orlando City Youth Soccer, and Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) will continue their partnership as they co-host the inaugural Boys ECNL Florida national event in Sanford, FL from December 31, 2017 - January 2, 2018. The Girls ECNL Florida national event will be held from January 6 - 8, 2018 for its eighth consecutive year in Central Florida.      

“We are so pleased to welcome both the Girls and Boys events. With each tournament attracting over 160 premier youth soccer teams and over 300 college coaches from across the country, we can confidently say that Seminole County and Central Florida are well on their way to becoming the ‘preferred youth soccer destination’ in the southeast,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission.  “We know that the participants and their families will have an incredibly positive experience when they visit our wonderful destination.”

Chairman John Horan, Seminole County BCC adds, "We are proud to host the Girls and Boys ECNL national soccer events in Seminole County. These two events combined are expected to generate over 4 million dollars in economic impact in our area. We welcome ECNL players, families, friends and fans, and hope all will enjoy your time here.”

All games will be held at the Seminole Soccer Complex, Sylvan Lake Park and Central Winds Park.

“The ECNL is excited to launch the Boys ECNL National Event Series in Sanford, Florida for the inaugural season,” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Commissioner. “The strong relationship with Seminole County, Orlando City Youth Soccer and the Central Florida Sports Commission make it possible for the league to hold a top notch event for both the Girls and Boys ECNL.  We look forward to our continued partnership and bringing ECNL competition to Seminole County.”

For more information, contact Shalisa Griffin at 407-515-6559 or

About The Central Florida Sports Commission:
The Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) is a private, non-profit organization that plays a vital role in attracting and managing sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive economic development in the City of Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County and Lake County. Founded in 1993, the CFSC has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,200 events in Central Florida with a total economic impact exceeding $1.4 billion in direct spending within our community. For more information, please visit

About Orlando North, Seminole County:
A short drive from all the major attractions of Central Florida and home to Orlando Sanford International Airport, Orlando North, Seminole County offers first-rate accommodations for less, varied meeting & event venues, and diverse dining and shopping in its charming communities. Known as “Orlando’s Natural Oasis,” the destination offers visitors a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from an aerial adventure course with Zip Lining to paddling alongside manatees in clear freshwater springs and rivers. Long known as an exciting and affordable meetings/groups destination, Orlando North also offers an array of sports and training facilities, including the new 102-acre Seminole County Sports Complex. For destination information call 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit