EDP is pleased to offer a wide range of competitive league play throughout the calendar year in-line with developmentally-appropriate practices in the following programs :
US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences provide regional, regular season, league play, cup competition and regional/national showcase events.
Through these Conferences, teams will have the opportunity to advance into the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, US Youth Soccer National Championships and the US Youth Soccer National League.
EDP Premier Divisions are for mid-high level teams suited to a regional model. Teams are bracketed appropriately based on competitive level with travel distances being slightly longer in order to play the most suitable teams for development.
EDP Championship Divisions are more localized models. The travel is less as teams compete with similar level opponents inside a smaller radius. We find that coaches, players and parents who value a good balance of appropriate competitive level and sensible travel prefer to play in this environment.
Promotion and relegation takes place within these levels & brackets as we look to find the optimal competition for each team.
EDP Futures League is for players taking their first steps into organized league play. The format is 7v7 and the brackets are organized by geography first and competitive level within that geography. The younger ages have less of an appetite to travel so we are sensitive to that while also striving to make sure that all teams are challenged within their respective brackets.
Futures festivals is our grassroots program where U7-U8 boys & girls can come together, in an unpressurized environment, and learn the beautiful game. There are 6-8 festivals per season and the format is 4v4 to keep in line with US Soccers Player Development Initiatives. There are no referees and we encourage sideline coaching be kept to a minimum.
Stay sharp with a collegiate and professional soccer competition for top soccer players, U20 and over. The EDP U20/23 Classic Summer League is for returning collegiate players, as well as other players who want to extend their career beyond youth soccer and recent college graduates still looking for a competitive place to play.
Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor soccer game designed to improve both fitness and ball control. Stay competitive in winter by playing indoors! EDP offers an eight week Futsal season from mid-December to end of February. The games are 40 minutes long and are played in Central NJ locations such as Rutgers University and Rutgers Preparatory School.