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Youth Girls Aug 25, 2021

Girls Academy and ECNL Girls embark on 2021-22 campaign

By Adam Schwager
SoccerWire Staff Writer

This past weekend marked the start of a brand new season for the Girls Academy, while kickoff for ECNL Girls is not far behind.

The second GA season began with a small slate of games in the Northwest Conference. A series of matchups between crosstown rivals Santa Cruz Breakers and Santa Clara Sporting took place Saturday, in addition to a matchup between Palo Alto SC and FC Bay Area. About half of the GA’s remaining conferences will kick off this coming weekend, with most others starting their season over Labor Day weekend.

ECNL Girls haven’t officially started their season yet, but they have made a couple key announcements regarding play in the 2021-22 campaign. First, they updated their conferences for the new season. They have also updated their website with new dates for the planned 2021-22 national events, a list that can also be found at the bottom of this article.

Similarly, Girls Academy also released their conference alignment for their second season and official list of events. Listed below is the combined schedule of national events for both the ECNL and Girls Academy, all subject to change.

Event Date
ECNL Girls California (U12-U14) – San Diego, California October 9-11, 2021
Girls Academy West Regional (U13-U14) – Oceanside, California October 22-25, 2021
ECNL Girls Arizona Fall (U15-U18/19) – Phoenix, Arizona November 12-14, 2021
ECNL Girls Tennessee (U15-U18/19) – Murfreesboro, Tennessee December 3-5, 2021
Girls Academy Champions League I (U13-19) & Showcase (U15-U19) – Norco, California December 8-13, 2021
ECNL Girls Florida (U16-U18/19) – Lakewood Ranch, Florida January 8-10, 2022
ECNL Girls Texas (U15-U17) – Houston, Texas February 26-28, 2022
Girls Academy Champions League II (U13-U19) – Bradenton, Florida March 9-15, 2022
Girls Academy Central/East Regional (U13-U14) – TBD, TX March TBD, 2022
ECNL Girls Arizona Spring (U12-U17) – Phoenix, Arizona & Scottsdale, Arizona April 2-4, 2022
Girls Academy East/Northeast Regional (U13-U14) – Greensboro, NC April 22-25, 2022
Girls Academy Spring Showcase (U15-U19) – Greensboro, NC April 28-May 2, 2022
ECNL Girls South Carolina (U12-U14) – TBD, South Carolina May 6-8, 2022
ECNL Girls New Jersey (U15-U17) – Somerset, NJ May 28-30, 2022
Girls Academy Summer Playoffs (U13-U19) & Showcase (U15-U19) – Oceanside, CA June 22-29, 2022
ECNL Girls National Playoffs – Redmond, WA June 22-29, 2022
ECNL Girls National Finals – Richmond, VA July TBD, 2022
Girls Academy National Finals (U14-U17) – TBD July 8-10, 2022

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