This Winter, EDP Soccer held its inaugural Winter 7’s across three weekends. The one-day events were ideal for teams looking to stay sharp over the Winter, and were hosted at Mountain Park in Basking Ridge and Ranney School in Tinton Falls. Teams each played three games within a three hour window, with all games played in a 7v7 format.
“In working with the EDP Member Clubs, the goal was to find a solution to keep teams playing over the Winter months, and provide a low-cost solution without a season-long commitment. The Winter 7’s fit perfectly into what the clubs were looking for, and the 7v7 format created a fantastic environment for the players. We look forward to continuing and growing the program based on the terrific feedback from the clubs after each event,” said Neil Aldred, EDP New Jersey Regional Manager.
Throughout the three events, the program saw excellent growth due to its popularity, with 44 teams participating in the first event, 52 in the second event and 70 in the third event. Over 35 clubs participated throughout the winter with clubs from NJ, PA and NY. Clubs included AS Junior Elite, Bridgewater SA, Cedar Stars Academy Hudson Valley, Elizabeth Youth Soccer, FC Berna Legacy, Freehold SL, Future Soccer Academy, Holmdel FC, Hulmeville SC, Hunterdon FC, Ironbound SC, Jackson SC, Jersey Knights SC, Lacey SC, Match Fit Academy FC, Medford SC, Middletown SC, Monmouth United Soccer, Monroe Township SC, Morris Elite SC, New Jersey Rush, Northern Valley Soccer Club, Patriot FC, PDA, Peninsula SC, Princeton SA, Quick Touch Futbol, Scotch Plains/Fanwood SA, Silver Lake Soccer Academy, Soccer Club of Springfield, Summit SC, The Football Academy of NJ, The Soccer Academy of NJ, TSF Academy, Union County FC, Watchung Hills SA, and Winslow Township YSA.