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As states reopen, youth soccer organizations are creating return to play guidelines. EDP Soccer is sharing these resources below as they become available, as well as our own health and safety protocols, mitigation plans and best practices.


EDP Soccer is here to support your team(s) through the Return to Play process and will be taking extra precautions to make sure you, your players, and families are safe at all of our tournaments and league events. 


Coaches and Team Managers: EDP Soccer needs your help to follow and implement best practices to ensure the safety of your teams. Please stay tuned to this page for details to help your club plan its return to play and share this important information with your parents, players, and their families. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact EDP at



Please review our protocols and guidelines using the tabs below.

Reporting Confirmed COVID-19 Infections:

If a player, coach, or spectator that has attended an EDP Tournament or EDP League event becomes infected, please inform EDP Soccer by emailing


The health, safety, and welfare of all event participants is the top priority of EDP Soccer. This plan is dynamic and a work in progress. It will be adjusted and updated regularly to reflect new information and guidance from federal and state governments, as well as health organizations, and soccer governing bodies. All communicable disease mitigation recommendations and best practices outlined within are intended to deliver the safest gameday environment possible. However, following these guidelines does not eliminate 100% of the risk and potential for exposure. Please check your State and State Soccer Association's guidelines before traveling to soccer tournaments.


By registering, attending, and entering event facilities, all participants, including, but not limited to, coaches, players, parents, spectators, event staff, vendors, partners, medical and training staff, facility staff, public safety, and administrators agree to follow all national, state, local, and EDP Soccer event guidelines, and assume all responsibility of risk in attending EDP Soccer events. By entering the facilities where EDP soccer events are held, participants agree to not indemnify EDP Soccer, SAJE Enterprises, or its staff nor hold them responsible for any sickness or health conditions that may result from attending an EDP Soccer event.


A representative of every team must sign a waiver before attending, to confirm that this information has been shared with all team members and their families.

Stay tuned to EDP social media channels and for more information and event updates. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact EDP at

EDP Resources


EDP Return to Play Priorities: What We’re Doing to Keep Your Players and Families Safe. READ THE ARTICLE

EDP Return to Play: Creating Safe Playing Environments. READ THE ARTICLE

View or download our League COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
(Plan as of July 9, 2020. Details are subject to change, revisions, and improvements.)

View or download our Tournament COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
(Plan as of July 9, 2020. Details are subject to change, revisions, and improvements.)

View an example of a staggered schedule and optimized format organized by age groups.


View examples of expanded field layouts and markings:  7v7 Field - 8U-10U  |  9v9 Field - 11U-12U  |  11v11 Field - 13U-14U  |  11v11 Field - 15U-19U


NJ State Travel Advisory List - Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?


EDP Summer League : COVID-19  Referee Operations
Referees will utilize the following EDP procedures, protocol and guidance for EDP Summer League Operations:

Download the EDP Summer League - Referee Operations Protocols and Procedures PDF

US Youth Soccer - Return to Activity:  USYS has released guidelines to provide athletes, parents, coaches, and soccer organizations with information they can use to assist them with developing their return-to-activity programming in the context of COVID-19.

USYS Return To Activity Notice: 5-19-20

USYS Return to Activity Resources Page

State Guidelines


EDP Soccer is closely monitoring and working with all youth soccer organization under its regional footprint. Below are links to state association return-to-play guidelines.

U.S. Soccer will be sharing a host of resources in line with federal, state and national sporting organization guidelines under a new initiative called U.S. Soccer PLAY ON.
These guidelines and best practices are intended for use WHEN AND IF your local authorities have deemed it safe to return to the practice field. U.S. Soccer is in no way endorsing holding practices or games in violation of any federal, state or local mandates.

Return to Play Phases
Recommendation Guides

U.S. Soccer is also encouraging all players, coaches, parents, referees and administrators to take the PLAY ON Pledge, which is an oath to stay informed and to follow recommendations from medical professionals, to be honest in their self-evaluation and to be responsible to themselves, their family and their communities.

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.