Posted On: 06/28/21 9:33 PM

ECI is the most prestigious and tenured AAU program in North Dakota. They have players on their squads from all corners of North Dakota as well as players from western Minnesota and eastern Montana. In the early years, ECI had a South Dakota team as well. ECI has players that move on and play at the next level every year. ECI produces players at every level from junior college, D-3, D-2, and D-1. 

At the beginning of ECI Dan Hodgson had boys and girls AAU teams. When Kittell and Kraft ran ECI they also had boys and girls AAU teams. ECI had a great run with female teams at the top level in the nation when Kittell and Kraft ran the operations. At one point when Kittell and Kraft ran the show, ECI also had volleyball camps/teams, tennis camps, paint-ball tournaments, and many other activities/programs. 

Timeline and History of ECI:

2004 - Dan Hodgson founded and created ECI (Every Childs Important) in Wahpeton, ND. 

2006-2010 - Joe Kittell and Travis Kraft take over as Directors of ECI, run out of Wahpeton, ND. 

2010-2014 - Joe Kittell becomes owner and Director of ECI. 

2014-2021 - Luas Moormann takes over as

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