The goal of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States with innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach and club development model.
The Sting Soccer organization is committed to providing excellence in all areas of development, from Academy age young girls and boys, through Club age ladies and gentlemen, and eventually collegiate and professional young women and men.
Sting Soccer Club proudly presents the “Emerging Talent Academy” (ETA). Sting’s Emerging Talent Academy is an exclusive program that serves to provide Sting Soccer Club Academy players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Click here to learn more
The Sting Academy program is an alternative to the traditional recreational team program. It offers girls and boys between the ages of 7-10 years old, the opportunity for advanced development in soccer through a progressive and sophisticated curriculum and unique academy structure. Read more.
Academy Game Conditions
Our Academy teams will generally play in the following formats but can change dependent on developmental needs and league/tournament regulations.
U5-U7 – 4v4 (No Goalkeepers).
U8-U10 – 7v7 with a goalkeeper and a retreat line.
U10 – When development requires teams may play 9v9 with a goalkeeper and no retreat line.
The Little Stingers program and Sting Pre-Academy programs are professionally coached skills and game training programs for the littlest soccer stars! Instruction is imaginative, fun, and engaging with age appropriate and developmentally specific curriculum. With boys and girls between 3-5, we begin with developing kicking, dribbling, running, and control. Learn More.
Sting offers boys and girls programs at multiple levels of play with teams placed in a number of leagues that compete locally, regionally and/or nationally. In addition to league play, these teams often participate in tournament play and/or showcases throughout the year. Teams are required to practice a minimum of two times per week and is a year-round program with scheduled breaks.