This weekend, the ECNL’s 2023-24 National Events schedule got underway with ECNL Atlanta. Not only did the event mark the first National Event of the season, but for the U12 teams and some of the U13 teams, it was their first opportunity to ever experience an ECNL National Event.

Baltimore Celtic Executive Director Stephen Basso believed the weekend was a great opportunity for his teams to see the different levels of play from around the country and showed them that they need to continue to consistently put in the work if they want to continue to be successful.

“It was great for them to see that all over the country there are clubs at their level, some are better than them, and there’s teams that they are going to be better than,” Basso said. “It was an eye opener for them to really step up their level.”

Basso emphasized that getting an experience like ECNL Atlanta early on in the season will be extremely beneficial to his players as the season progresses.

“Being able to travel to…

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