The Elite Academy League (EA) is composed of member clubs representing elite competitive clubs in their market and have shown to be of the standard and will benefit from being part of this platform. By unifying clubs from within the conferences, the EA has maintained the defining standards of previous elite platforms with a collective approach to making sure the platform sits atop the youth landscape.
The EA has a mission to provide a National Platform with a standards-based league giving clubs the ability to provide a full developmental model and pathway with top competition and exposure. In addition, this league will serve to provide a seamless elite pathway for our players to excel in the competitive landscape.
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.