ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference


The Elite Clubs National League Boys (ECNL Boys) 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. ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the ECNL Boys will advance into the ECNL Boys Post-Season.

ECNL provides a platform that is:

  • focused on long-term player development
  • for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent and meaningful high-level games that are appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios
  • integrated with the id² Program, which includes Player Development Programs (PDPs) in select local markets, and that works closely with U.S. Soccer staff regarding player identification, and player and coach development
  • providing an avenue for qualification for the ECNL National Finals and full Elite National Premier League
ECNL boys regional league

ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference

The ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference The 2022-23 ECNL season will be our second year in the ECRL.

This conference provide U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 teams (Boys) the same and consistent platform to play at.  Top Clubs from Kansas and Missouri make up the newly established Heartland Conference. League winners and qualifiers advance to the ENCL National Playoffs.

Puma FC ECNL Boys Regional League

Puma FC will continue with ECNL for Boys in the Regional Heartland Conference in Fall of 2022 with teams for U13 (2010), U14 (2009), U15 (2008), U16 (2007), U17 (2006) and U18/19 (2005/ 2004 – merged birth year team).

The Puma FC ECNL Boys Regional League teams will be part of the elite tier of the club and therefore have higher expectations & requirements for commitment, training and some travel as opposed to our other competitive teams.

All of Puma FC ECNL Boys Regional League teams will practice 3 times per week (2 in the winter months) and play ECNL games as well as local league games and college showcase events / elite level tournaments.  All age groups have the potential to move onto the ECNL National playoff series. All high school aged players will be able to participate in High School soccer as the seasons do not conflict.

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Tryouts for 2022/2023 Season

If you are interested in trying out for a Puma FC Premier or Puma FC ECNL Regional League Boys team tryouts will be June 10-12, 2022.

Please be sure to register PRIOR to tryouts to ensure a quick and easy check in and potential team offers post tryout.  Please reach out to Ryan Pow for any and all ECNL regional league questions.

Pre-Tryout Camp

Camp Dates: June June 6-8 pre trout camp (5-10p on field #10-12) Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex

Join our Puma FC staff, including current and expected ECNL regional league coaches for the coming seasonal year, for our Pre-Tryout Camp.

This camp is open to any individuals born in 2015 through 2004 (you do not have to be a current member of Puma FC to participate).