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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

2019 Spring Season
New England and New Jersey

Maryland

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New Jersey League/Festivals
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Maryland & Delaware League/Festivals
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New England Spring League
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EDP Futures - New Jersey Spring League & 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

Carding:
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes

 2020 NJ League & Festival Registration:

 

 2019-20 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


2019 NJ Fall Festival Dates:

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 19, 26

2020 NJ Spring Festival Dates:

April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16

2019-20 NJ Festival Locations:

North, Northwest, Central - Location details coming soon!

2019-20 NJ League Locations:

EDP Futures League games will be played at a location determined by the home team.

*Locations subject to change


EDP Futures - Maryland & Delaware Spring League & Festivals

Ages and Formats:

League:  8U: 4v4, 9U-10U: 7v7

Festivals: 8U-10U

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 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:

League
U8: 4v4 – 6, 40-minute games (10-min quarters)
U9 & 10U: 7v7 – 6, 60-minute games (30-min halves)

Festivals
Each team will play four 20-minute matches

Carding:
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes

EDP and MD SoccerPlex are creating a positive game day environment for players, coaches, spectators and referees. EDP REP and Fair Play Please initiatives will be enforced. The 7v7 field size will be consistent with build out lines.

Read the official press release: EDP Futures Kicks Off Spring 2019 at Maryland SoccerPlex


2019 MD Leagues Fees (MD Soccerplex):

  • 8U: $620 per team
  • 9U & 10U: $675 per team
  • Includes 6 league games
  • Includes referee fees for U9 & U10 league games, U8 no referees

 

2019 MD Leagues Fees (Eastern Shore):

  • 9U & 10U: $445 per team
  • Includes 6 league games & 2 futures festivals
  • No referees

2019 MD & DE Festival Fees: 
$85 per team

  • 9/14 Maryland Soccer Plex (Boyds, MD)
  • 10/26 Maryland Soccer Plex (Boyds, MD)

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON


League Referees:

  • One-Man System


EDP Futures - New England Spring League & Festivals

Ages and Formats:

League: U9-U10

Festival: U7-U8

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 either four 18-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
U9 - 7v7 – 60 Minutes
U10 - 7v7 – 60 Minutes

Festivals
U7 - 4v4 – 18 Minutes
U8 - 4v4 – 18 Minutes

Carding:
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes

2019 New England League Fees:

  • EDP Futures League U9-U10: $250

2019 CT Festival Fees:

  • EDP Futures League U7-U8: $360
    (Fall & Spring Season included)


Referee Fees:

League: U9-U10 - $60

  • One-Man System
  • Fee split between both teams

Festival: No referees


2019-20 CT Festival Dates:

Sept 14, 21, 28
Oct. 5, 19, 26

April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16

2019-20 CT Festival Locations:

CFC Park (Bethany, CT)



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!

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!


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 Ambler 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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