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What is EDP Futures?

EDP Futures is the initial stage of the EDP program, establishing a focus on the development and fundamentals of a soccer player in an unpressured environment. The Futures program is open to soccer players from the age of U7 to U10. The aim of the program is to install a sense of enjoyment for playing soccer with a commitment to grassroots.

EDP Futures comprises of small sided games working in teams of 4v4, 5v5 and 7v7. By using these small sided games players are encouraged to take more touches of the ball which is a key stepping stone on their pathway to becoming a better soccer player. They will gradually become more comfortable with a soccer ball at their feet as well as becoming more technically skilled players. The EDP Futures program operates under both festival and league formats. 

EDP Futures

EDP Futures

2018/2019 Season

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EDP Futures - New Jersey League & Fall Festivals

Ages and Formats:

League: U8, U9, U10 - 7v7

Festivals: U7, U8, U9, U10 - 5v5


Structure:

League
Teams will be bracketed based off of geography, competitiveness, and by like-minded clubs.  Teams will play the other teams in their division in a league format.

Festivals
Teams will be grouped together on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in four 20-minute games. These games are designed to:

  • Provide an accelerated player development with an enjoyable atmosphere
  • Education of the game while allowing the players to make mistakes 
  • Participate in a level of soccer that the player is comfortable with


Game Lengths:

League
U8- 7v7 – 60 Minutes
U9- 7v7 – 60 Minutes
U10- 7v7 – 60 Minutes

Festivals
Each team will play four 20-minute matches


Locations:

League
Games will be played at a location determined by the home team

Festivals
Games will be played at a neutral location determined by the league


Carding:
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes

NJ League & Festival Fees:

  • EDP Futures League U8-U10: $445
  • EDP Futures Festivals U7-U10: $595
  • League/Festivals Combined U8-U10: $895

Referee Fees:

League: U8-U10 - $60

  • One-Man System
  • Fee split between both teams

Festivals: No referees


NJ Fall Festival Dates:

  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3

Locations:

  • North New Jersey - Mahwah: 345 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Central New Jersey - Mountain Park:  Mountain Park, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

*Locations subject to change


EDP Futures - Maryland & Delaware Fall Festivals

Ages and Formats:

Festivals

  • U8-U10 - 5v5
  • U9-10 - 7v7


Structure:

Festivals
Teams will be grouped together on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in either four 20-minute games or three 25-minute games depending on age group. These games are designed to:

  • Provide an accelerated player development with an enjoyable atmosphere
  • Education of the game while allowing the players to make mistakes 
  • Participate in a level of soccer that the player is comfortable with


Game Lengths:

Festivals

  • U8-U10 teams will play four 20-minute matches
  • U9-U10 teams will three 25-minute matches


Locations:

Festivals
Games will be played at a neutral location determined by the league


Carding:
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes

MD & DE Fall Festival Fees:

  • EDP Futures MD & DE Festivals: $75 per event

Referee Fees: No referees


MD & DE Fall Festival Dates & Locations:

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to event

9/9 - MD - Linover Park

9/16 - MD - Annapolis HS Bermuda 3A & 3B 

9/23 - DE - Eastern Shore - DE Sports Center

10/14 - MD - Allen Pond Park - Huston Field

10/21 - DE - Eastern Shore - DE Turf Complex 

10/28 - MD - C Milton Wright High School

Locations subject to change


Special Charity Event—Exclusive Opportunity!: 
EDP Futures & Grassroot Soccer Challenge hosted by Sky Blue FC

EVENT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

Saturday, August 18, 2018   |  3:30 - 5:30PM 

Boys & Girls Teams Ages U7-U10

Existing EDP Futures Clubs and Teams:
Participate in this fun youth soccer challenge to develop your players skills, and allow them to experience the excitement of a professional women's soccer game (NWSL).

New Clubs and Teams:
Take our Futures Festivals for a test drive. Find out what it's like to play through this one-day event that follows our Festivals format. EDP's Futures Festivals typically run over an 8-week season. This one-day event allow your teams to discover what it's like to participate.

Sky Blue FC Game:
"Sky Blue Health & Wellness Night featuring EDP Futures and Grassroot Soccer" - After the EDP Futures Challenge ends, participants are welcome to attend the Sky Blue FC vs. Utah Royals FC game. All players receive 1 ticket to the game, an event t-shirt, and can march in the halftime parade!

Kickoff at 6:30pm @ Yurcak Field (SBFC Home Stadium):  
Yurcak Field, 83 Fitch Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Reserve Game Tickets Now! 
Use the discount code GRS to receive $5 off all tickets!

 

Challenge Format (same as Futures Festivals):

  • 4 x 20-minute games
  • No referees
  • No scores

Location:

  • Grass field adjacent to Yurcak Field

Registration:

  • If interested in participating, please contact Josh Amber via email at josh@edpsoccer.com

Proceeds for this Event Benefit:

Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.

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Based in New Jersey, Sky Blue FC is one of the nine member clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League, which boasts the entire U.S. Women’s National Team and some of the greatest international players in the world.

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THANK YOU TO OUR EDP FUTURES EVENT SPONSORS:


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