For Immediate Release:

Club Contact: Jacob Born; 314-440-0644 Press Contact: Erica Bates; 917-559-4984



RICHMOND, VA (May 14, 2021) – The ECNL Girls is excited to announce that Arkansas Rising and FC Dallas West Texas will join the ECNL Girls Regional League - North Texas for the

2021-22 season. By continually adding top-level clubs and competition to the ECNL Regional Leagues, the league is continuing its mission to Raise the Game across the country. For more than a decade, the ECNL has supported the nation’s leading clubs as they develop the next generation of college and professional stars.

“We are delighted to have Arkansas Rising and FC Dallas West Texas join the ECNL Girls Regional League - North Texas and expand its geographic and competitive scope,” said ECNL Girls Commissioner Jen Winnagle. “These players will experience unrivaled competition and face new match-ups in the ECNL platform, and this growth further emphasizes the depth of talent in this area and adds to the vibrancy of the ECNL Regional League platform.”


Arkansas Rising Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Rising’s unwavering commitment is to developing top quality soccer players, but more importantly, to develop strong and confident young athletes that desire to pursue excellence.

The club is focused on its goal to provide a single environment in which players can train, develop together, and compete at the highest level possible. The name Arkansas Rising reflects the journey of like-minded clubs, families, and players coming together to elevate competitive soccer in Arkansas.

“Arkansas Rising is excited and honored to be the first and only club in Arkansas to be a part of the ECNL Regional League - North Texas,” said Michelle Cox, Arkansas Rising Executive Director. “The ECNL Regional League - North Texas delivers a high-level environment for our teams to achieve their goals and provides our players a pathway to the highest, most prestigious platform in the United States. We are ready to hit the proving ground!”

About Arkansas Rising


The purpose of Arkansas Rising is about players playing at the appropriate level to enhance their individual player development instead of just forming teams.  We believe that the overall level of training will improve, therefore creating a more challenging playing environment for each player, regardless of their placement within the club.  Research shows that when a player is placed at the appropriate level, their opportunity for growth will 'rise'.  This partnership expands our talent and the depth created will lead to more accurate player placement thus allowing more room for individual players to grow from within the organization. 

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Arkansas Rising Soccer Club
Phone: 501-603-9880