LARGO, FL – Florida Celtic Soccer Club is excited to announce that the boys and girls competitive program has been awarded promotion to the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Regional League. Starting in the upcoming 2023-24 season, Florida Celtic players U11-U19 will participate as members of the ECNL RL in Florida.
ECNL is a nationally based soccer league, and one of the most competitive in the country. The ECNL represents the epitome of excellence in youth soccer, for boys and girls, as the league and its clubs, players, coaches, and everyone involved seeks to constantly “Raise the Game” for the future.
“Participation in ECNL RL provides Florida Celtic Soccer Club players with exposure to top college programs, showcases and above all the opportunity to develop their skills alongside some of the best players in the state and country,” says Florida Celtic Director of Coaching Robbie Milner.
“Our decision to join the ECNL is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches, staff and board. We are excited to take on this new challenge and to continue to provide our players with the best possible development opportunities.”
Florida Celtic is the only soccer club based in Pinellas County to offer both boys and girls participation in the ECNL Regional League.
Tryouts are open to players from all clubs, and the coaching staff in attendance will evaluate individuals for participation in the new program. Any players looking to tryout for the ECNL Regional League program at Florida Celtic must pre-register at www.floridaceltic.com. Tryouts begin May 1 at the Belcher Road Soccer Complex in Largo, and the SJWAA Soccer Complex in Seminole. Click Here for the Full 2023/24 Tryout Schedule.
About Florida Celtic Soccer Club
Founded as Belleair Youth Soccer, Inc. in 1979, Florida Celtic Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving residents of Largo, Seminole, Belleair, Palm Harbor and Pinellas County for more than four decades. Florida Celtic has four soccer campuses; Dimmitt Community Center in Belleair, Belcher Road Soccer Complex in Largo, Putnam Park in Palm Harbor, and SJWAA Soccer Complex in Seminole. It believes all children should have the opportunity to participate and play soccer in a healthy, safe and supportive environment. It seeks to prepare young men and women for the next generation, while teaching accountability and respect for others. The organization strives to help as many families as possible participate in recreational and competitive soccer by offering high-quality, affordable programs for players ages 3-18 and financial aid to families in need.