For Immediate Release:
East Brunswick, NJ (May 8, 2018) –Five Cedar Stars Academy Divisions are the latest to announce they will be playing in the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-19.
Cedar Stars Academy announced that it will participate in the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences for this coming season with top teams from the following Divisions:
Cedar Stars Academy - Bergen
Cedar Stars Academy - Bergen West Girls
Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth
Cedar Stars Academy - Newark
Cedar Stars Academy - Staten Island
EDP, one of the country’s largest leagues with over 3,500 teams located on the east coast of the United States, announced last month that it had entered into a long-term agreement with US Youth Soccer to manage four National League conferences in the East Region starting in 2018-19 – the US Youth Soccer National League New England EDP Conference; the US Youth Soccer National League North Atlantic EDP Conference; the US Youth Soccer National League Mid Atlantic EDP Conference; and the US Youth Soccer National League South Atlantic EDP Conference
Beginning in the fall of 2018, these US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will provide local/regional regular season league play, cup competition and regional/national showcase events, with top teams advancing directly into the US Youth Soccer National League and the Regional Championships in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS). Club v. club and team v. team models will both be offered in the US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences.
“We are very excited to play in US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-2019 and for all of the opportunities this nationally recognized platform brings our teams, players and coaches,” said Kieran Patrick, Cedar Stars Academy – Newark, Director of Coaching. “US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences provide our players with a true national pathway and recruitment opportunities from top athletic and academic collegiate programs across the country.”
“We’ve enjoyed working with all divisions of Cedar Stars Academy over the last few years,” noted Alan Shilling, EDP CEO. “Cedar Stars Academy have lots of good soccer people involved and we look forward to working collaboratively to ensure that US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will continue to provide the best opportunities for young soccer players across the region.”
The five Cedar Stars Academy Divisions are the latest to commit to the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-19. To see other committed clubs, visit edpsoccer.com/usyouthsoccer.
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. One of the major priorities of EDP’s leagues and tournaments is to enable 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.
About United States Youth Soccer (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer – "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 Member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer National League
The US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program is for the nation’s top teams in the 13U through 19U boys and girls age groups, offering additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches. In the 2018-19 soccer season, the program will include the national tier called the National League, which will feature a total of 352 teams, as well as the multi-state tier, which will be comprised of a network of several high-level competitive conferences throughout the country.