SALEM, Ore. — CFC announces its arrival into the Elite Academy League (EA), Northwest-Pacific Conference. The EA exists to provide enhanced player development opportunities for Elite Academy clubs inside a national youth platform, extending best in class standards and providing clubs with an elite platform to perform.
“We are excited to be offered the opportunity to join the Elite Academy League,” said CFC’s Director of Coaching, Joe Wentworth. “This league offers our players a Regional and National platform to complete against other likeminded clubes and provide a clear player pathway. This will only enhance the experience for players by playing in a standards-based league where player development is highly valued.”
Launching in 2020, the EA started with two divisions – the Southwest and Northeast – bringing in 30 clubs in the boys age groups of U13-U19. In 2021, they plan to add eight divisions across the country, furthering Elite player development in the United Sates while providing top competition and a clear player development platform.
Executive Director, Collin Box, had this to say about joining the league –
“We’re excited to be part of the NW Conference of the Elite Academy and compete against other like-minded clubs who share our values of competition and development.”
Joining this league will add more regional competition and development to the current boys programming at CFC.