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JUNE 22, 2020 - EDP SOCCER RETURN TO PLAY: TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE UPDATE


June 22, 2020

Dear Club Leadership, Coaches, Team Managers, and Supporters:
 

The Governor of New Jersey has just released the latest status update for Return to Play for youth sports. As a result of this news, EDP Soccer is excited to announce that it will be able to resume outdoor tournaments as of July 6.

 

EDP Soccer has been diligently planning for a Return to Play and has compiled guidelines to maximize the safety of all participants, spectators, and staff. We have developed protocols based-off of guidance from the CDC, State Health Departments, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and State Soccer Associations. For complete details, please visit edpsoccer.com/return-to-play. Please check your State and State Soccer Association's guidelines before traveling to soccer tournaments.

 

To provide our clubs and teams with several meaningful competitive opportunities, EDP Soccer has updated its tournament schedule. Please read through the following update details carefully as most of our events have been improved to provide value to as many age groups and competitive levels as possible for the remaining Summer season.

 

 

WEEKEND OF JULY 3-5:

 

All activity on the July 3-5 dates has been cancelled.

 

The EDP CUP SPRING  [11U-14U] in Hammonton, NJ has been moved to the weekend of July 18 & 19. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM THE DATE CHANGE AND REGISTRATION HERE. (If you had previously withdrawn, but would like your application reinstated, please use the link to confirm you can make the new date.) Deadline to reply is 6/25/20. 

 

The EDP MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC in Pittsgrove and Bordentown, NJ has been moved to the weekend of July 11 & 12 at Hammonton, NJ only. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM THE DATE CHANGE AND REGISTRATION HERE. (If you had previously withdrawn, but would like your application reinstated, please use the link to confirm you can make the new date.) Deadline to reply is 6/25/20. 

 

The EDP HEROES CHALLENGE in Allentown, PA has been cancelled.

 

To apply to other EDP Tournaments, please go to EDPSoccer.com/Tournaments.

 

 

WEEKEND OF JULY 11-12:

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC in Hammonton, NJ for Boys and Girls teams 8U through 19U. (Yes, we know it's not Memorial Day anymore. The name and registered teams have carried over to this new date). IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM REGISTRATION HERE. (If you had previously withdrawn, but would like your application reinstated, please use the link to confirm you can make the new date.) Deadline to reply is 6/25/20. 

 

The EDP CUP SPRING SHOWCASE has been cancelled. (Note: NCAA D1, D2 and D3 colleges cannot recruit off-campus until at least August, so that was a significant factor into this decision.) IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO ANOTHER EVENT OR ELECT TO RECEIVE A CREDIT.  Deadline to reply is 7/1/20. 

 

The STEEL CITY SHOWDOWN BOYS scheduled for Allentown, PA has been cancelled. 

 

To apply to other EDP Tournaments, please go to EDPSoccer.com/Tournaments.

 

 

WEEKEND OF JULY 18-19:

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP CUP SPRING [11U-14U] in Hammonton, NJ. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM THE DATE CHANGE AND REGISTRATION HERE. (If you had previously withdrawn, but would like your application reinstated, please use the link to confirm you can make the new date.) Deadline to reply is 6/25/20. 

 

EDP Soccer will be hosting the CENTRAL JERSEY INVITATIONAL in Pittsgrove, NJ and this event has been expanded to include both Boys and Girls on that weekend. The event will encompass all team ages from 8U through 19U. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM REGISTRATION HERE. Deadline to reply is 6/25/20. 

 

The STEEL CITY SHOWDOWN GIRLS scheduled for Allentown, PA has been cancelled. 

 

To apply to other EDP Tournaments, please go to EDPSoccer.com/Tournaments.

 

 

WEEKEND OF JULY 25-26:

 

EDP Soccer will conduct the EDP SUMMER CLASSIC in Hammonton, NJ for boys and girls 8U through 19U as originally scheduled. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM REGISTRATION HERE. Deadline to reply is 7/1/20. 

 

The EDP SUMMER SHOWCASE has been cancelled. (Note: NCAA D1, D2 and D3 colleges cannot recruit off-campus until at least August, so that was a significant factor into this decision.)

 

The EDP SUMMER JUNIOR SHOWCASE has also been cancelled. Any teams interested in this weekend date can participate in the EDP Summer Classic that has moved into this weekend.
 

To apply to other EDP Tournaments, please go to EDPSoccer.com/Tournaments.

 

 

WEEKEND OF AUGUST 1-2:

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP US YOUTH SOCCER CONFERENCES GIRLS SHOWCASE in Hammonton, NJ for teams 15U through 19U. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM REGISTRATION HERE. Deadline to reply is 7/1/20. 

 

 

WEEKEND OF AUGUST 8-9:

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP US YOUTH SOCCER CONFERENCES BOYS SHOWCASE in Hammonton, NJ for teams 15U through 19U. IF YOUR TEAM IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONFIRM REGISTRATION HERE. Deadline to reply is 7/1/20. 

 

 

WEEKEND OF AUGUST 15-16: 

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP SUMMER CHALLENGE (one day event) in Pittsgrove, NJ for boys (August 15) and girls (August 16) teams 8U through 19U.

 

 

WEEKEND OF AUGUST 22-23:

 

EDP Soccer will host the EDP FALL KICKOFF MD in Germanton, MD for boys and girls teams 8U through 19U and the EDP FALL KICKOFF NJ in Hammonton, NJ for boys and girls teams 8U through 15U.

 

 

HOTEL & TRAVEL

 

Our travel partner, Titan Travel has secured hotel accommodations for all of the events listed. If you would like to secure rooms for one or more of these events, please use the link on the 'hotel & travel' tab on the tournament webpage, or contact Marina from Titan Travel at Marina@titanlodging.com. Please check your State and State Soccer Association's guidelines before traveling to soccer tournaments.

 

 

EDP Soccer wants to thank all of you for your support. We know you have a choice of which tournaments you attend and we’re honored that you choose to come to our tournaments. EDP Soccer is proud to help you get your players back on the field.

 

We’ll see you in July!

 

Sincerely,

Don Rawson
Executive Director, Tournaments and Facilities, EDP Soccer

Coaches and Team Managers: Please share this important information with your team’s parents and players.

 

JUNE 18, 2020 - EDP SOCCER RETURN TO PLAY: LEAGUE & TOURNAMENT UPDATE


June 18, 2020

Dear Club Leadership, Coaches, Team Managers, and Supporters:

We are very happy to support New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to allow soccer teams to begin practice June 22 and return to competition on July 6.
 
EDP Soccer has been diligently planning to Return to Play and has compiled guidelines that follow strict health and safety protocols to maximize the safety of all participants, spectators, and staff. We have developed protocols based on guidance from the CDC, State Health Departments, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and State Soccer Associations. For complete details, please visit edpsoccer.com/return-to-play.
 
With the Governor’s approval to return to competition, EDP Soccer will offer youth summer leagues, 20U/23U leagues and  tournaments. In addition, fall registration is now open.

EDP Summer League

EDP Soccer will be conducting a Summer League mini-season program for New Jersey clubs/teams in the 9U-19U age groups. This will be a competitive platform to get the teams ready for the 2020-2021 season.

  • League dates:  July 11 - August 15
  • League fee:  $300
  • 5-6 league games
  • Midweek games will be permitted 
  • Localized travel:  Brackets will be built based on geography to limit travel
  • Ages group will be mixed if needed
  • Roster flexibility:  Players can be moved between rosters within a club
  • No substitution limitations
  • Registration link:  https://events.gotsport.com/forms/app/Default.aspx?EventID=80090
  • Deadline to apply is June 29
  • Note:  As other states in the East Region begin to allow league play, EDP will look to operate league programs in these states.

 
EDP 20U/23U Summer League

The league is aimed at players entering their collegiate playing careers, for returning collegiate players and recent college graduates still looking to play competitively.

  • League dates:  July 7 - August 1
  • League fee:  $800
  • Carding fee:  $23 per player—The league is sanctioned by United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA)
  • Six (6) games guaranteed—One midweek and one weekend game per week
  • Men’s and women’s brackets
  • Geographical alignment
  • Referee fees split between teams
  • Registration link:  https://events.gotsport.com/forms/app/Default.aspx?EventID=79345
  • Deadline to apply is June 29
     

EDP Tournaments
 
EDP Soccer will post the 2020 schedule and registration will open in the next day or two.
 
Looking Ahead

As we look forward to the fall season, EDP is continuing fall league and tournament registration for all clubs and teams.
 
While we are excited to get this information out, there is a lot of work to be done and we expect there are questions and clarifications, please contact info@edpsoccer.com. As we answer questions, we will establish a Frequently Asked Questions page.
 
We are so glad that we can now take the steps necessary to help your teams return to play and we look forward to seeing everyone on the field in the very near future.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jen Marcella, Executive Director, Leagues, EDP Soccer
Don Rawson, Executive Director, Facilities and Tournaments, EDP Soccer



If an event status changes, such as postponements, schedule changes or cancellations, EDP Soccer will inform team contacts prior-to or during the event via email, text message, phone call, social post, or public announcement. Team contacts includes club coaches, team managers, and other contacts as provided during registration.

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Like many businesses across the nation, our clubs and coaches may be experiencing unexpected difficulties during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). EDP Soccer is here to support you during this crisis and will be sharing information as it becomes available. 


Previous Updates

June 22, 2020: EDP Return to Play: League & Tournament Update

We are very happy to support New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to allow soccer teams to begin practice June 22 and return to competition on July 6.
 
EDP Soccer has been diligently planning to Return to Play and has compiled guidelines that follow strict health and safety protocols to maximize the safety of all participants, spectators, and staff. For complete details, please visit edpsoccer.com/return-to-play.
 
EDP Summer League: EDP Soccer will be conducting a Summer League mini-season program for New Jersey clubs/teams in the 9U-19U age groups.

  • League dates:  July 11-August 15
  • Deadline to Apply is June 29
  • Register Now
  • Note:  As other states in the East Region begin to allow league play, EDP will look to operate league programs in these states.

EDP 20U/23U Summer League: The league is aimed at new and returning players, and recent college graduates still looking to play competitively.

  • League dates:  July 7 – August 1
  • Deadline to apply is June 29
  • Register Now 

EDP Tournaments:  EDP Soccer is currently updating its tournament schedule and will announce revisions in the next day or two.
 
We are so glad that we can now take the steps necessary to help your teams return to play and we look forward to seeing everyone on the field in the very near future. Read More>

 

June 10, 2020: EDP Soccer Tournament & League Update

EDP League Update:  It has been inspiring to see and hear the support from our fellow EDP League participants after making the difficult decision to cancel our Spring Season due to COVID-19. EDP Soccer is incredibly proud to serve you and excited to announce that registration for the EDP League Fall 2020 season will be opening this coming Monday, June 15th.
 
EDP Tournament Update:  EDP Soccer is continuing to work very closely with USYS, NJYS, and all of the State Associations within the EDP footprint to try to obtain a clear date to return to competitive play. This may vary by state. We remain hopeful that the tournaments currently planned for the July 4th weekend will run as scheduled. A final decision on these events will be announced no later than Friday, June 19th.

We are here to help you through the re-opening process and encourage you to stay tuned to edpsoccer.com/return-to-play for the latest guidelines. Read More>

 

May 29, 2020: EDP Soccer League Update

Following the guidelines of State Governments, US Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer State Associations, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the Spring 2020 EDP season. A credit will be issued once all operational costs have been determined. Details regarding your credit, including how to use it, will be emailed to your team. More details will follow as "return to play" guidelines are clarified at state and local levels. Read More>

 

May 21, 2020: Memorial Day Tournaments & League Schedule Updates

As a result of recent decisions by state governments and soccer governing bodies, EDP Soccer has once again reevaluated and made changes to tournament dates. Please see the new tournament schedule as of 5-21-20.

For EDP Leagues, a final decision on the spring leagues will be announced by May 29. Read More>

 

May 1, 2020: Memorial Day Tournaments & League Schedule Updates

The EDP Cup Spring and EDP Memorial Day Classic 2020 events will NOT be held on their originally scheduled Memorial Day Weekend dates of May 23, 24 & 25.

EDP Soccer is advising all applied teams that it is moving these events to their backup dates.Registration is still open for these events. Please view the latest tournament schedule for all tournament dates and backup dates.

In accordance with guidance from US Youth Soccer and the local state associations within the EDP footprint, EDP is continuing the delay of the start of the EDP League season until at least May 17th. With that date in mind, you can view a few scheduling options click here, which are being considered based on when it is safe to resume league play. Read More>

 

APRIL 23, 2020: EDP Soccer League & Tournament Schedule Updates

In accordance with US Youth Soccer’s programming and advisory notice, issued on April 15, 2020, EDP Soccer is delaying the start of the league season until at least May 15. With that date in mind, you can view a few scheduling options, which are being considered based on when it is safe to resume League play.  You can also view the updated tournament schedule.
 

In the coming days and weeks, EDP Soccer will be working with various health officials to establish additional health and safety protocols for both League and Tournament play. Read More>

 

April 8, 2020: EDP Soccer Tournament Update - Register With Confidence

The 2020 EDP Soccer Tournament calendar has been updated. This document includes new and existing tournament dates, as well as backup dates for some events that may yet be further impacted by COVID-19.


Under the Register with Confidence plan, teams can register for EDP Tournaments (through July 2020) with no upfront registration fees processed until after EDP Soccer knows with certainty that no state or federal restrictions related to COVID-19 will prevent the event from occurring.  Read More> 


April 2, 2020: EDP League & Tournament Update
EDP Soccer provides three potential league schedules, all with different start dates, which are being considered at this time, and an updated 2020 EDP Soccer Tournament Calendar, which includes new and existing tournament dates, as well as backup dates for any events impacted by COVID-19.  Read More>

 

March 26, 2020: EDP League Update
EDP Soccer and its Leadership Council Identify Solutions for 2020.  Read More>

 

March 24, 2020: EDP April Showcases Update
After careful consideration, we have made the decision to suspend all tournament activity through the end of April 2020. Specifically: The EDP Easter Showcase, originally scheduled for April 10 & 11 has been cancelled.

The EDP US Youth Soccer Conferences Showcase (Girls: April 18 & 19; Boys April 25 & 26) have been postponed. EDP is working on contingency plans for rescheduling these events and will provide options as soon as they become available.  Read More>

 

March 19, 2020: EDP League Update
EDP Soccer and Its Leadership Council Team Up to Explore Solutions for 2020.  Read More>

 

March 12, 2020: EDP League Update
EDP League Update:  Announcement from US Youth Soccer (March 12, 2020) – “ALL 2020 US Youth Soccer Leagues Program and Conference activities nationwide are SUSPENDED through April 15, 2020.  US Youth Soccer will be evaluating conditions on a bi-weekly basis to determine when it’s appropriate to reinstate USYS activities.” As a result, the US Youth Soccer Conference managed by EDP are postponed.
 

Announcement from US Youth Soccer (March 12, 2020) – “State, local league or member play, practices, etc. should be made on a case-by-case basis. Organizers should evaluate the local conditions to determine appropriate action steps.” As a result, ALL EDP League and EDP Futures games will be SUSPENDED through the end of March 2020.  Read More>

 

March 12, 2020, 5PM: EDP Spring Classic 2020 Boys - Event Update
The EDP Spring Classic 2020 Boys will NOT be held as scheduled next weekend, March 21 – 22, 2020. This decision was made as a result of the rapidly evolving situation as it relates to COVID-19, and the announcement made today by NJ Governor Phil Murphy recommending the cancellation of all public gatherings of 250 or more people, including parades, concerts, and sporting events.  Read More>

 

March 12, 2020, 12PM: EDP Spring Classic 2020 Girls - Event Update
The EDP Spring Classic 2020 Girls will NOT be held as scheduled this weekend, March 14 – 15, 2020. This change in plans is due to the rapidly evolving situation as it relates to COVID-19, including guidance from public health and medical professionals regarding large group gatherings, which has been made available in the last 24 hours.  Read More>



 

Everyone Can Help Follow Preventative Measures and Best Practices


Everyday preventative actions can be proactively taken to reduce risks. EDP Soccer strongly recommends the following precautionary guidelines be followed by your players and families:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water (at least 30 seconds) especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing the nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching the mouth, eyes or nose with hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean up team and training areas after every use (e.g. throw used water bottles in the trash).
  • Use alcohol-based sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol in addition to frequent hand washing.
  • Bring sanitizing products. Carry small bottles of alcohol-based sanitizers to use when hand-washing facilities are unavailable.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Do not share water bottles or food.
  • If anyone associated with a team (coach, player, family member) feels ill prior to a scheduled event, please have them stay home and not attend the event in order to reduce risk to others.
  • If anyone associated with a team (coach, player, family member) becomes ill during an event and has symptoms such as coughing, fever, or general malaise, please contact a medical professional; to reduce exposure, consider self-isolation until evaluated by medical personnel; immediately exit the facility; do not come into personal contact with other participants.
  • Coaches and team managers: Please be sure to have updated medical information and contact information for all minors’ parents or guardians that may not be present.

Less Risks to Youth

Some infectious disease specialists and scientists say older adults may be more vulnerable to the virus. World Health Organization officials say the majority are over 40 years old and it’s hitting those with underlying health conditions and the elderly particularly hard. A small study published Jan 30 in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet found that the average age of coronavirus patients was roughly 55 years old. The CDC advises that risks increase for patients over 60 years old. More studies are in progress.

Please review these resources for more information:

CDC: Coronavirus Children FAQ
WEBMD: Coronavirus top targets
CNBC: Coronavirus seems to be sparing kids
Stat News: Coronavirus Risks by Demographic Factors

 



 

Be Prepared by Being Informed


Below are additional resources and links to learn more. Please review and share this information.

The State of New Jersey Department of Health provides a 24-Hour Public Hotline to address questions about the COVID-19. Call 1-800-222-1222. They also provide additional information, including frequently asked questions at: nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
 
 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


For more information about COVID-19, its symptoms, how it spreads and other frequently asked questions, visit the CDC website, here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
 

CDC Coronavirus FAQ Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.
 
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). 

 

Travel Advisories

 

If you wish to stay informed of any US Government travel advisories, please review current US State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
 
CDC Travel Health Notices:  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
 
CDC Travel Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html