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2019 ENPL National Playoff

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Overview:

The 2019 Elite National Premier League (ENPL) National Playoff will be held June 28-July 2 at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Rockford, Ill., as the postseason platform debuts a new structure. The impressive complex – featuring 29 fields and an indoor sports center – has been awarded hosting privileges.

In 2018, the ENPL postseason was held in two locations on the East and West Coasts. New in 2019, the ENPL National Playoff will feature qualifying 14-U through 19-U boys teams in one location and will welcome teams from all NPLs and Boys ECNL Conferences. The new format provides a pathway for all member teams to compete for national championships on the field.

For 14-U through 17-U teams, this tournament is the first of a two-stage postseason with top teams advancing to the 2019 ENPL National Finals (July 11-15 in Commerce City, Colorado): top four from 14-U bracket and top eight of each 15-U, 16-U and 17-U divisions. For 19-U teams, the 2019 ENPL National Playoff is a single-stage postseason with one national championship being awarded in Illinois.

Postseason graphics for the 14-U, 15-U through 17-U and 19-U tournaments are available via the links below.



Groupings:

On June 4, US Club Soccer released the groupings for the ENPL National Playoff on the @ENPLsoccer Twitter account:

Stay tuned for the release of the official schedule.

Looking for specific information about the 2019 ENPL National Playoff? View the event FAQs below:


Venue:

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two
8800 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111

Teams interested in scheduling training time at the facility prior to the competition must make requests through US Club Soccer. Training will be limited to one hour sessions on artificial turf, and time slots will be filled first-come first-served. To request a training time, please email Alexandra Rieben at arieben@usclubsoccer.org.

NOTE: For travel considerations, games on the final day will be held at either 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. local time. Please plan your arrival for the day before competition begins. 


Team Check-in:

At check-in, teams must present the following:

  1. Official team roster (up to 26 players), downloaded and printed from US Club Soccer’s registration platform
  2. US Club Soccer passcards for all players, coaches and managers on the roster
  3. Copies of all Player Medical Treatment Authorization forms

Please note that players do not need to be present. Team check-in takes place at two places for your convenience; you only have to show up to one:

  1. Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. ET at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center 
  2. 90 minutes prior to your team’s first game at the US Club Soccer facility headquarters tent at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two (field map linked above)***

*** If you would rather check in via the second option, you must give advance notice to US Club Soccer Director of Events Alexandra Rieben at arieben@usclubsoccer.org.


Travel:

Hotel rooms for all ENPL postseason events, including the ENPL National Playoff, ENPL National Finals and ENPL 19-U National Finals, must be booked through Tournament Housing Services (THS), the Official Travel Partner of US Club Soccer. Teams that fail to comply with this policy are subject to disciplinary measures. 

Hotel options in the Rockford area are limited. There are few hotels in close proximity to the facility and a majority of hotels will be a 30-60 minute drive. We want to prepare teams accordingly and ensure all teams, despite qualification date, have an opportunity to book some of the closer inventory. With this in mind, we will have three (3) release dates for hotel inventory. Each release date will include inventory varying in distance to the facility. Teams are not restricted to a specific release date. We understand teams will be coming from all over the country to compete and want to present a clear picture of the hotel situation.

  • Click on this link to reserve via THS website or call (888) 536-8326 for THS to guide you through the booking process.
  • THS has reserved hotels well in advance at the lowest available rates with the most suitable amenities for your team. 

Hotel inventory release dates:

  1. March 6
  2. May 15
  3. June 5

Collegiate Recruiting:

For participants: 15-U through 19-U age groups are required to have their online scouting profiles completed with our college recruitment partner, www.scoutingzone.com. Team manager instructions for creating a team profile can be found here.  Instructions will also be emailed to managers upon qualification. Teams that already have profiles set in SCOUTINGZONE only need to make sure player rosters and profiles are updated. Contact SCOUTINGZONE for more information: support@scoutingzone.com. You can monitor the growing list of college coaches registered to the ENPL National Playoff here.

For college coaches: Please log in or create a free account to register to attend.


VIDEO SERVICES:

The 2019 ENPL National Playoff will offer Trace Soccer's video and player performance technology. Trace uses an automated camera from an elevated height to provide the optimal view for players, coaches and recruiters. In addition to game film, teams will receive automated player moments and individual player stats which can easily be shared with friends and family.

Trace is a subscription-based model, so all Trace equipment will be shipped directly to your home prior to the event. Once you've uploaded all of your footage after the event, you can easily upgrade your package to a Choice or Elite Subscription. Game Film Packages must be pre-booked, and all bookings will close one week prior to event. Click here to see all of the Trace packages.

Trace services are limited. If you wish to have Trace film your games, please book online by e-mailing q@traceup.com or call (888) 568-3264.


Photo Services:

National Sports Images continues to offer its photography services to US Club Soccer members pursuing championships on the national stage. You can browse photo packages and make reservations on this web page, and if you register your athlete or team before June 22, you'll receive 15 percent off the booking. Services include: individual athlete photo request downloads , team action photo request downloads, custom design ENPL tournament posters, along with team photo packages. For more information, please call the studio at 732-842-5100.


Referee Assignor Contact Information:

Referees: Interested in being a ref for this event?  For more information, please contact Christina Nelson at christina.nelson05@hotmail.com

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