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Use the form below to register for our Virtual Open House and Player ID Sessions and to join our mailing list to receive program announcements. 

Any questions regarding these ECNL events, please contact:
Jenn Perkins
ECNL Girls Program Staff

Join us for the following events to prepare for the 2021/2022 Season.

  • Events are open to any interested female player born 2009-2003 from any club, including current ECNL players and new players. 
  • Registration is required.  



Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00pm
For female players 2003-2009 and their parents

Open House presentation will provide an overview of ENCL Girls leagues, including both the ECNL and ECNL Regional League, as well as available season information for our teams.

Meeting link will be sent to all registered participants at noon on the day of the event.



Wednesday, April 14
UWM Sports Complex, 867 South Blvd E., Pontiac (OUTDOOR FIELD)
2008 & 2009  //  6:00-7:15pm
2006* & 2007  //  7:30-8:45pm
*Open to 2006 players not currently playing in high school.

COVID Testing: Participants age 13-19 will require a COVID-19 test as mandated by the current MDHHS Emergency Order in effect through April 19, either through their club’s testing program or independently.  Participants must also follow our SAFETY PROTOCOLS which include self-monitoring for symptoms, temperature check upon arrival, facial covering/mask, and social distancing (to the extent possible while participating in training activities).  


Wednesday, May 26
UWM Sports Complex, 867 South Blvd E., Pontiac (OUTDOOR FIELD)
Schedule and age groups to be announced



Sunday, May 23, 8:00am-2:00pm 
UWM Sports Complex, 867 South Blvd E., Pontiac (FIELD 3)
Schedule to be announced

High school sessions will be in compliance with MHSAA rules.


Monday, June 7 - Friday, June 11
UWM Sports Complex, 867 South Blvd E., Pontiac
Schedule to be announced



Click here to view the The ECNL Town Hall from April 13


LFC Michigan To Combine Older Girls Program with Vardar, Join ECNL Girls

Andy Wagstaff and Morris Lupenec

LFC Michigan's Andy Wagstaff and Vardar's Morris Lupenec

Pontiac, Michigan, March 16, 2021—Liverpool Football Club International Academy Michigan (Liverpool FC Michigan) reached an agreement with Vardar Soccer Club (Vardar) to bring together their U13-U19 Girls programs under Liverpool FC Michigan. In addition, the club has been approved by the Board of Directors of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) to join ECNL Girls in the 2021/22 season.  ECNL is the top development, identification and competition platform for youth female soccer players in the US. 

“This is another milestone in our club’s growth over recent years,” said Andy Wagstaff, Owner & President of Liverpool FC Michigan.  “There will be great synergy with Vardar—a complete player pathway, top level training environment, and exposure to the top college coaches in the country.”

The combined girls U13-U19 program will result in more than 600 female players across six Liverpool FC Michigan sites in Southeast Michigan and Windsor, ON.  The club intends to add more to their ranks at tryouts in June when they form ECNL girls teams for ages U13-U19, as well as USYS teams for National League and MSPSP teams.  Competition will begin in the fall 2021.

“Vardar’s experience in the ECNL and track record of producing championship talent, combined with Liverpool’s holistic coaching philosophy will create an unstoppable force that puts player development at the forefront,” said Vardar Owner and Director of Coaching Morris Lupenec. “This is a relationship born out of longstanding respect between our two clubs, and the joint vision to further the success of our talented players to compete at exciting new levels.”

Wagstaff and Lupenec will jointly oversee the unified Girls U13-U19 program with Vardar’s Demir Muftari joining Liverpool FC Michigan as ECNL Girls Academy Director and ECNL coach.  Muftari is a seasoned and highly respected youth, collegiate and semi-professional coach with more than 20 years experience, including coaching youth and semi-professional national championship teams like the 2019 USL League Two National Champions Flint City Bucks.

The Vardar Soccer Club of Michigan is dedicated to the development of excellence and sportsmanship in its members. Since 1983, Vardar has been consistently recognized as one of Michigan’s most successful soccer clubs with state, regional and national accomplishments, including three USYS National Championships and one US Development Academy Championship. Vardar’s talented players excel at the youth and high school levels, with an elite majority continuing on to college, national, and professional teams.  The club operates four sites in Rochester, Lake Orion, Shelby Charter Township and Windsor, Ontario, with approximately 755 male and female travel players and 700 house players in the United Soccer League ages U7-U19.

Liverpool FC Michigan is a premier player development academy where players learn to play “The Liverpool Way” from licensed and Liverpool FC accredited coaches and the authentic coaching program of the English Premier League club.  The program uses the same curriculum, coaching philosophy, and player development model of the Liverpool FC Academy in England.  As of the 2020/21 season, the club has nearly 130 teams and approximately 1,500 travel players ages U7-U19 at its five sites—Central at UWM Sports Complex in Pontiac, Ann Arbor, Clarkston/North Oakland, Ferndale, and Windsor, Ontario.  The club recently announced a Hartland site will open in the 2021/22 season.

For more information, contact:

Andy Wagstaff
Liverpool FC Michigan Owner & President 

Morris Lupenec
Vardar Owner & Director of Coaching