EDP Soccer Tournament & League Update -- May 21, 2020
As a result of recent decisions by state governments and soccer governing bodies, EDP Soccer has once again reevaluated and made changes to tournament dates. Please see the new tournament schedule as of 5-26-20.
In addition, EDP Soccer continues to monitor health and safety best practices and protocols that will be utilized once we return to play. EDP Soccer is committed to providing the safest possible environment for participants, spectators and staff at all EDP Soccer tournaments and events.
For EDP Leagues, each of the state associations' return to play policies are being reviewed, and a final decision on the spring leagues will be announced by May 29.
For the latest updates, visit edpsoccer.com/covid19.
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 Conferences managed by EDP 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 both levels 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. Futures festivals is our grassroots program where U7-U8 boys & girls can come together, in an unpressurized environment, and learn the beautiful game.
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.