ECNL-RL and Showcase Team Player Evaluations

Every year in late May and early June, soccer clubs conduct their annual tryouts to place players on a team based on their abilities. Those tryouts take hundreds of man hours to look at hundreds, possibly thousands of players in a short period of time. While majority of the players receive a phone call and are placed appropriately, many fall through the cracks, some cannot attend these tryouts, and many are too nervous to show their true ability.

When we look at the athletes, we measure their technical and tactical abilities along with their physical and psychological attributes. A tryout period does not allow us to fully rate players accurately. For these reasons, players will be observed throughout the entire year by their team Head Coach and Directors at training sessions and games. They will then be consequently placed more accurately within the Coastal Rush system. Evaluations will be based on the previously mentioned components in addition to attendance, attitude, team chemistry, and consistency, to name a few.

Players need to be registered and participate with a GulfSouth Competitive Team in order to be eligible for ECNL-RL and Showcase Teams.

Please contact the DOC for any questions or assistance with this process -


GulfSouth Soccer Club ECNL-RL is a part of Coastal Rush’s Competitive division which is for the area’s top players who are looking to compete and play at a highest level possible. Led by a highly experienced coaching staff, players will experience an increased volume of soccer in a focused, goal-oriented, competitive environment.

The Coastal Rush ECNL teams are made up of the best players from our Home Club Partners. GulfSouth Soccer Club is one of 8 home clubs that make up Coastal Rush.  They get extra training sessions outside their home club with the Coastal Teams to further develop their technical skills and tactical understanding of the Rush style of play.

Teams will complete in the Florida ECNL-RL League. You can learn more about the league here

Tryout Information

Ashton Brosnaham Fields

10370 Ashton Brosnaham Drive

Pensacola, FL 32534.

Showcase Teams

Showcase teams will be our extended ECNL RL player pool. These players will enjoy extra training at least 1-2 times a month and have the opportunity to participate in Coastal Rush Fest which takes place in July at the University of West Florida.

The players will also have an opportunity to participate in an August Event (TBD), and the Gulf States Showcase in December in Foley, Alabama.

These players will also be closely monitored for potential ECNL RL roster spots in the future but the main goal is to offer a fun and competitive training environment while offering extra game play for those seeking more involvement during the season in addition to their home club schedule.