This tournament has been approved for outside competition for U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams.


This event will follow optimal player development standards and has been added to the list of approved outside competitions for teams participating in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.


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:

  • EDP US Youth Soccer Conferences Showcase 2020 Girls
  • EDP US Youth Soccer Conferences Showcase 2020 Boys
  • EDP Cup Spring
  • EDP Cup Fall
  • EDP Cup Fall Showcase Boys
  • EDP Cup Fall Showcase Girls


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).

View or Download the DA Outside Competition Standards





Team Authorization

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.

Download The Application


Requests to participate in outside competitions and all tournament/roster information must be submitted to 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

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.


Substitution Passes

This card is to be used for substitutions during all Academy games.

Download the Card



For showcase events, coaches can use this form to provide team game information for attending scouts.

Download the Game Scouting Form


Learn More: Academy Operations


Additional questions? Please contact EDP at 732-432-7200 or