Soccer, one of America’s leading operators of youth leagues and tournaments, is excited to announce that its events will follow optimal player development standards and have been added to the list of approved outside competitions for teams participating in the¬†U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
will host Development Academy teams at¬†some of their¬†most competitive tournaments and showcases.
To meet this selective criteria, the 'DA Division' of EDP
events will follow play-to-rest standards that are ideal for player health, safety and performance. Those teams will play only one game per day, with no more than two consecutive play dates. Additionally, in order to provide the best competition model for player development, the games will feature a limited number of substitutions (no re-entry) and three sub moments per team.¬†
With over two decades of event management experience, as well as direct experience working with clubs across the county, EDP
Soccer creates world-class environments within which the most competitive players can compete and further their growth and development.
The addition of U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams will enhance the meaningful competition and professionalism of these events, which in turn will have a positive impact on the overall event experience.
Effective January 1, 2019, the following events are designated as approved outside competition¬†by U.S. Soccer to host Development Academy teams:
Cup Fall Showcase - Boys
Cup Fall Showcase - Girls
- National League EDP
Conferences Spring Showcase - Boys
- National League EDP
Conferences Spring Showcase - Girls
“Having DA games as part of EDP
events makes perfect sense. The EDP
leagues and tournaments are some of the strongest in the country.”¬†-¬†
John Ellinger,¬†Baltimore Armour¬†
Development Academy teams elicit significant interest from college coaches looking to recruit top talent. The inclusion of Development Academy teams in EDP
Showcases will provide an additional draw for college coaches. ¬†
"Cedar Stars Academy have had a great experience at EDP
Cups and EDP
Showcases. Our teams regularly attend these events; the competition and playing facilities are excellent.¬†Our last showcase was very well attended by college coaches.
Our club is looking forward to continuing to support these events."¬†-¬†
Tab Ramos,¬†U.S. Soccer
¬†Youth Technical Director
"Last season, our two oldest DA teams, as well as our gap year team, attended the EDP
Fall Cup Showcase and were extremely pleased to compete there against fellow DA teams from Cedar Stars Monmouth.¬†College coach attendance was superb.¬†
The playing surface and the venue as a whole was superb and the games our teams played were a great prep for the DA Showcase Florida event that was held just after the EDP
, Director of Operations
Questions: Any inquiries can be addressed by contacting Ashley Wells, Director of Tournament Operations, EDP
. Please visit the¬†EDP Soccer¬†tournament page
¬†for more information about events.