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Arsenal Colorado joins the ECNL Regional League - Boys

Date: 4/27/2023

April 27th 2023

The club has decided that it is in the best interest of the membership to join the existing Elite Clubs National League’s Regional League’s (ECNL-RL) newly formed Mountain Conference.  Our teams will compete in the Mountain Conference which will consist of the following clubs:

                Arsenal Colorado

                Colorado Edge

                Real Colorado

                Pride Soccer Club

                Colorado Rapids



This league will run concurrently with Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) and begin with the shoulder months of the season; November through March.  This platform will also allow our teams to continue participating with CSA and in State Cup.  One of the biggest benefits of a conference composed of all Colorado clubs is, no conference travel.  This equates to spending travel dollars on showcase events and the college pathway.

Teams will have the opportunity to attend ECNL-RL showcase events (November & January) with an additional event being added and have the ability to qualify for post-season competition (June).  Below is an example of the 2022 Showcase events, please note that a third event will be added for the 2023/24 seasonal year:


ECNL RL Virginia  |  Richmond, VA  |  November 18-20, 2022 

ECNL RL Florida  |  Kissimmee, FL  |  January 20-22, 2022


Based on the club’s philosophy and the most recent membership survey, the club will continue to meet the expectations of the following:

                Provide a positive soccer experience

                Provide a competition platform that will enhance player development

                Provide our membership with a viable college pathway through ECNL-RL showcase events

Provide teams with an adequate number of games per season

The following link will provide you with additional information on ECNL-RL  

Please stay tuned for more information.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Peter Nash at (U13-U19 Competitive Boys Director).


April 14th 2023

ECNL Regional League - Boys

Arsenal Colorado joins the ECNL Regional League

Fort Collins, CO – Arsenal Colorado is pleased to announce that it has been invited to join the Boys ECNL Regional League for the 2023/24 season. The ECNL Regional League is widely recognized as one of the top leagues in the country, providing high-quality competition for elite youth soccer players.

As an organization committed to developing the next generation of players, we believe that joining the ECNL Regional League will offer our players an excellent opportunity to successfully compete at a high level and showcase their skills to college coaches and professional scouts.

"We are excited to become part of the ECNL Regional League," said Dave Shaffer, Technical Director for Arsenal Colorado. "Our club has a long history of success in developing young soccer players, and we believe that joining the ECNL Regional League will help us continue to build on that legacy."

The ECNL Regional League offers a highly competitive environment for elite youth soccer players, providing exposure to top-level competition and high-quality coaching. The league also offers a clear pathway to college soccer, with many of its players going on to play at some of the top programs in the country.

"We believe that our top teams and players will benefit greatly competing in a strong competitive platform that allows for both development and success”, said Peter Nash, Director of Coaching Boys. “Based on feedback from our members, we feel that ECNL Regional League provides our players the best opportunity to compete at a high level, while reducing expenses with travel for inner-conference play, and providing recognized Events for players to showcase themselves."

Arsenal Colorado is 501c3 non-profit organization based in Fort Collins, CO. With a focus on player development and a commitment to excellence, we provide a high-quality soccer experience for players of all ages and abilities.

For more information on the ECNL Regional League please click here.

Additional details will be shared with appropriate teams in the coming days.