EDP COLLEGE COMBINE 2021
Friday, December 3, 2021  |  4:30-8:00PM
Taunton Fore Kicks III: Taunton, MA


THE ULTIMATE RECRUITING EXPERIENCE

The EDP College Combine, sponsored by the EDP Foundation, provides opportunities for sophomore, junior and senior boys & girls to showcase their talents to college scouts.


The EDP College Combine is an opportunity for players to compete in front of a large number of college coaches within a smaller, more targeted gameplay environment.


The event consists of just 128 players (64 boys and 64 girls), so each athlete will get more focused watch time from college coaches than they would at a typical showcase.

 

ELIGIBILITY
This event is open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior players who wish to play in college (but are not yet committed to a program) on teams registered and accepted for the EDP New England Winter Showcase.


The EDP College Combine will be hosted in conjunction with the EDP New England Winter Showcase for 15U through 19U boys and girls, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2021 at Taunton Fore Kicks III in Taunton, MA.

 

COLLEGE COACH EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
The EDP Foundation will also host educational sessions with college recruiting experts for all boys and girls teams, and their parents. 


After competition has concluded, EDP Foundation staff and select college coaches will provide valuable insight into the college experience, and what it's like to play at the next level for prospective college-bound athletes. There will also be a Q&A session and opportunities for networking after the session.

 

GAME FILM - NEXT LEVEL VIDEO
All games will be filmed by Next Level Video and EDP Soccer will also provide game film directly to participating college coaches. They will receive access to all game film video footage compliments of EDP Soccer.

 

Parents and players will be able to purchase video to add to thier player profiles and enhance their recruiting experience. Game film as well as standard and premium highlight reels are available.
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" The EDP Foundation is proud to provide these aspiring players with the opportunity to learn more about the recruiting process, connect with college coaches, and hopefully advance on the EDP Pathway to College™. "
- Peter Gooding, Chair, EDP Foundation


BENEFITS FOR PLAYERS: 

The EDP College Combine targets the needs of the individual player, providing them a focused environment while removing the team objective of a must win situation. Players are encouraged to be expressive, confident and play without fear. The aim is to capture the attention of the college coach, so they find you and your games over the EDP Showcase weekend - creating more watch time for you!

 

BENEFITS FOR COLLEGE COACHES: 

With just two fields to watch at a time in each gender, college coaches will be able to recruit efficiently at the EDP College Combine. As a prequel to the weekend’s EDP Cup New England Winter Showcase, the EDP College Combine allows coaches to do focused recruiting in a short window, making the rest of the weekend less stressful and more productive.


ITINERARY 

 

4:30 - 5:10 pm - Player Registration, Team Formation, Uniform Distribution
 
5:10 - 5:25 pm - Player/Team Photos
 
5:30 - 5:35 pm - Welcome, Players & Parents
Facilitator: EDP Soccer Leader
 
5:35 - 5:45 pm - Parent & Spectator Briefing
Facilitator:  EDP Soccer Leader
 
5:30 - 5:50 pm - Team Warm Up
 
5:55 pm - Team Walk-Out
 
6:00 - 7:20 pm - Games (2-35 minute halves, 10 minute halftime)
 
Boys: 
Game 1 - Field #12 - Dark Team vs White Team  
Game 2 - Field #13 - Dark Team vs White Team 
 
Girls:
Game 1 - Field #14- Dark Team vs White Team 
Game 2 - Field #15 -Dark Team vs White Team 
 
7:25 - 7:30 pm  - On Field Wrap Up (with all players)
 
7:30 - 8:15 pm - Q&A Session: The College Admission Process & Recruiting (Parents & Players)
Presented and Moderated by Milton Gooding, EDP Foundation
 
Thank You & Closing Remarks
 
Schedule and itinerary are tentative and subject to change.

 

 

This event has been cancelled for 2021. Thank you for your interest.

Players and College Coaches - Registration is Closed


Friday, Dec. 3, 2021  |  4:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Fee: $50 per player
Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021

 

The EDP College Combine is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, and/or gender.


Format

The EDP College Combine will be limited to 64 girls and 64 boys. Within each gender, players will be divided evenly and assigned to one of four teams of 16 players. 

 

Games will operate in single game format where each team plays in a 70-minute game (2-35 minute halves with a 10 minute halftime).


Venue

Taunton Fore Kicks III: Taunton, MA
223 Fremont St, Taunton, MA 02780
Google Map  |  Directions  |  Website


Links

Field Layout
Registered College Coaches - Coming Soon
Boys Team & Player Rosters - Coming Soon
Girls Team & Player Rosters - Coming Soon


Deadlines

Player Application: Dec. 1, 2021
Team Roster Release: Dec. 2, 2021
College Coach Registration: Dec. 2, 2021
Player Recruiting Profile Updates:  Nov. 26, 2021



“EDP Soccer is extremely fortunate to have the EDP Foundation sponsor this event and offer its support to players seeking their own ‘Pathway to College’. Playing competitive soccer in college is not easy, what is even harder is finding a place on a team. It is with great excitement that we can offer this opportunity for aspiring players and area college coaches!”

John Tait - Regional Director, Northeast, EDP Soccer