Force FC is excited to announce that we have been accepted into the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) platform and will participate as one of the founding members of the Girl's Regional League in the Northeast Division starting in the 2023 - 2024 season!
The girls ECNL platform is widely recognized as being the highest level of play nationally league wise for girls soccer and the exposure our players will get at the ECNL RL national events will be a great benefit for our players looking to continue playing at the collegiate level. Becoming a member of the ECNL Regional League for the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 season (U13-U19 girls) is another a great step forward for the club and our members.
Like all great organizations, you learn from the past and use prior experiences and leagues as stepping stones to reach new heights. Just over a year ago the club was proud to be accepted into the USYS National League Club v Club division and that was a great step forward. That recognition helped push the club to new heights with our now acceptance into the best National Platform for Girls Soccer - Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), now being a member of the Northeast Regional League division.
USYS National League - North Atlantic Conference
Promoted Clubs - Girls Club v Club Premier I
We are extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to compete in the USYS National League North Atlantic Conference Club v Club Premier I Division. Not only will this help the club take the next step in helping our players develop to their fullest potential but it will truly bring a club mindset and feel to each and every game day, as all of our girls U13 and up teams will play back to back at the same location. With Force FC being Promoted to the Club v Club Division of the USYS National League, this acknowledges the hard work and dedication that our players, coaches and families (past and present) have put into our player's, team's and club's overall development.
From our Director of Player and Coach Development, Brendan Lawler:
“Force FC is excited and proud to be welcomed into the EDP USYS Club vs Club National League format. Excited because we are able to strengthen our relationship with a top class organization like EDP and the other high level clubs in the league. Proud to have EDP recognize the success of our long term, player centric development model. We can’t wait to get started!”
- Director of player and coach development, Brendan Lawler - will be able to see all of our coaches and players regularly on game days. Having coach Brendan's input and guidance both at games and in constructing sessions based on what the team/players/coaches performance is in games will be great for player/team/coach development.
- Having a true club feel on game day - as the teams U13 and up will play games back to back at the same location for each league match.
- By being promoted to the National League (NL) North Atlantic Conference, we are joining an outstanding group of clubs with a similar vision as Force FC and knowing that we'll be consistently playing with them for the better development of all our players. Club v Club Members: Force FC. Chelsea Piers (CT), NY Surf, Albany Alleycats, Long Island SC, Manhattan SC, NJ Crush, Long Island Slammers and STA-MUSC.
- Provides consistency among all our teams - consistency in training, game day routines and familiarization with all of our coaches on the girls side across the ages. This consistency will pay dividends as players play from team to team if needed as well as when they get to the U14-U16 ages, where coach Brendan gets directly involved with coaching the teams and then when coach Mike Eckberg takes over coaching at the U17/U18 age.
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THE NEXT LEVEL IS NOW
Force FC Competitive Soccer Program
The Force FC Competitive program is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advanced development of youth soccer in the Monroe-Woodbury area and lower Hudson Valley region. The competitive program began in 1999 and is thriving today with 20 competitive teams. Our coaches are USSF (United States Soccer Federation) certified and trained by professionals in the field. Our coaches, assistants, board members and boosters are all dedicated volunteers that make our club unique & special. We provide top level coaching for our players to provide the highest level of training available in the New York/New Jersey area. We encourage and value players who demonstrate team loyalty, commitment & sportsmanship while being dedicated to giving the effort needed to develop to their fullest.
The year is broken down into two seasons for league play (U14 and under), 8-10 games in the fall and 8-10 games in the spring. Players and parents need to make a commitment to practice twice a week and a game (normally) on Sunday during the season. During the winter months (January to March), there is indoor practice two days a week which are typically dedicated to team training with a professional/qualified trainer. The games per season are split with half being in the Monroe-Woodbury vicinity and the half being in Rockland and Bergen Counties area. Away games are typically a 25 minute drive with usually a maximum of 45-50 minutes for the younger player. As the players progress to the older teams (U15+) and participate in the high level leagues, travel can get further as we could play teams from Long Island, NYC or the Albany area. As part of the Force FC program, the club also offers a club skills session once a week during the Fall / Indoor / Spring seasons - typically 8-9 sessions per season. These skills sessions are an ideal way for the players to continue to work on the foundation skills and techniques needed to develop to their potential and are included as part of the overall program offered by Force FC. Tournaments are completely at the discretion of the team/club but typically reserved for the holiday weekends. At the younger age groups tournaments are usually at venues that are less than an hour drive. The older teams with aspiring collegiate players, will compete in more higher level tournaments - typically 2 in the fall and 2-3 in the spring.