EDP will host Development Academy teams at some of its most competitive tournaments and showcases. The following EDP events are designated as approved outside competition by U.S. Soccer:
To meet this criteria, divisions containing DA teams will follow approved DA formats.
Please see these important notes for securing your participation in this event.
To be considered for approval, all outside competitions must follow the Developmental Academy Technical Framework (Playing Guidelines, Scheduling Format, and Tournament Structure).
Per Academy Operations Procedures, DA teams need to complete the Outside Competition Participation Application and provide it to US Soccer to get authorization to participate.
Requests to participate in outside competitions and all tournament/roster information must be submitted to Academy@ussoccer.org at least 10-weeks prior to the event taking place.
Players participating in outside competition without prior approval will result in a fine and possible deduction of points in the standings, as well as potential player suspensions.
Documentation required to be submitted to for review:
Player passes are handled differently in the DA that in typical events. Players do not need an individual pass. Teams must bring their official DA roster that has all player information and a picture.
This card is to be used for substitutions during all Academy games.
For showcase events, coaches can use this form to provide team game information for attending scouts.
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Additional questions? Please contact EDP at 732-432-7200 or email@example.com