EDP Soccer League and Tournament Update -- April 2, 2020
In light of the recent guidelines announced by the federal government, EDP Soccer will suspend ALL League activities through April 30, 2020.
Due to US Youth Soccer’s recent announcement cancelling the 2020 National Championship and Regional Championships, and in support of their recommendations, EDP Soccer is revising its schedules for ALL league play to extend into late Spring and Summer.
For your reference, here are three potential schedules, all with different start dates, which are being considered at this time.
In response to our member club and team inquiries we’ve received, please view the updated 2020 EDP Soccer Tournament Calendar, which includes new and existing tournament dates, as well as backup dates for any events impacted by COVID-19.
Until our next communication, stay safe.
Yours in Soccer,
CEO, EDP Soccer
For the latest updates from EDP Soccer, 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.