The EDP Cup Fall Showcase 2019 for Girls and Boys is a flagship EDP tournament, part of EDP’s Pathway to College™, that allows players to feature their talents against other top-level college prospects.
EDP Cup Fall Showcase 2019 is held over two weekends and features teams from US Youth Soccer National League, US Soccer Development Academy (GDA), USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference, EDP, ECNL, and other top leagues.
The first weekend features a girls-only event on November 23rd and 24th that will include among other top clubs: Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth GDA, New York Soccer Club GDA, New Jersey Rush USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference , Alleycats SC USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference, FC Revolution USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference, SUSA ECNL, and PDA ECNL.
Open to girls 15U-19U, EDP Cup Fall Showcase 2019 is a prime recruiting opportunity for both players and college coaches. Last year, college coaches from Division I, Division II, Division III, and JUCO programs were in attendance, including coaches from the Big Ten Conference, Big East, ACC, Ivy League, NESCAC, NJAC, and other conferences.
College coaches will again be on the sidelines at EDP Cup Fall Showcase 2019. See the full list here.
Check out the EDP Cup Fall Showcase preview from our Coaches couch — featuring EDP Director of Coaching & Former Huddersfield Player, Simon Collins and EDP Regional Rep & Coach, Sean Sweeney
Hear from a participating club coach about this year’s Showcase tournament:
“The Fall Showcase is always important for us for two reasons. One, it marks the beginning of the showcase season as high school and college seasons are wrapping up. So, it allows the girls to showcase their talents. Secondly, our team as a collective uses it as an opportunity to play quality opponents, on quality surfaces, ahead of our National League campaign that starts in December. The EDP team always does a great job of matching up teams based on their abilities and needs. It’s always high-level play and provides the girls the opportunity to show themselves in the best light as individuals and a collective unit to any prospective college coaches.” - Chris Pettit, Coach of NJ Rush 02, National League and USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference
“The EDP Cup Fall Showcase is important for our club. First of all, it provides our teams with the opportunity for high level competition with college exposure. Also, since it is the first event for many of our players returning from high school soccer, it sets the stage and reinforces the high expectations and standards we have for our teams and players that we want to carry over through the rest of the season.” - Chris Lee, Coach of the Alleycats, USYS Mid Atlantic EDP Conference
Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program Soccer (EDP) is one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the U.S. EDP operates youth leagues for boys and girls ages 9-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-11, and operates U20/23 men’s and women’s leagues. EDP also runs over 20 tournaments each year. The key emphasis for EDP’s leagues and tournaments is its Pathway to College™ programming which enables soccer players to reach their full potential with an emphasis on attending college. More than 3,500 teams participate in EDP’s leagues and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP tournaments annually. For more information on EDP, visit www.edpsoccer.com.