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
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ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference

The ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference joins the ECNL platform this fall beginning with the 2020-21 season.

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 join the ECNL for Boys Regional Heartland Conference beginning in Fall of 2021 with teams for U13 (2009), U14 (2008), U15 (2007), U16 (2006), U17 (2005) and U18/19 (2004/ 2003 – 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 2021/2022 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 8-10, 2021.

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 1st-3rd 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 2014 through 2003 (you do not have to be a current member of Puma FC to participate).