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Youth Boys May 11, 2018

Five Cedar Stars Academy branches join National League EDP

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East Brunswick, NJ (Via EDP) –Five Cedar Stars Academy Divisions are the latest to announce they will be playing in the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-19.

Cedar Stars Academy announced that it will participate in the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences for this coming season with top teams from the following Divisions:

  • Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen
  • Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen West Girls
  • Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth
  • Cedar Stars Academy – Newark
  • Cedar Stars Academy – Staten Island

EDP, one of the country’s largest leagues with over 3,500 teams located on the east coast of the United States, announced last month that it had entered into a long-term agreement with US Youth Soccer to manage four National League conferences in the East Region starting in 2018-19 – the US Youth Soccer National League New England EDP Conference; the US Youth Soccer National League North Atlantic EDP Conference; the US Youth Soccer National League Mid Atlantic EDP Conference; and the US Youth Soccer National League South Atlantic EDP Conference.

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Beginning in the fall of 2018, these US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will provide local/regional regular season league play, cup competition and regional/national showcase events, with top teams advancing directly into the US Youth Soccer National League and the Regional Championships in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS). Club v. club and team v. team models will both be offered in the US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences.

“We are very excited to play in US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-2019 and for all of the opportunities this nationally recognized platform brings our teams, players and coaches,” said Kieran Patrick, Cedar Stars Academy – Newark, Director of Coaching. “US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences provide our players with a true national pathway and recruitment opportunities from top athletic and academic collegiate programs across the country.”

“We’ve enjoyed working with all divisions of Cedar Stars Academy over the last few years,” noted Alan Shilling, EDP CEO. “Cedar Stars Academy have lots of good soccer people involved and we look forward to working collaboratively to ensure that US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will continue to provide the best opportunities for young soccer players across the region.”

The five Cedar Stars Academy Divisions are the latest to commit to the new US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences in 2018-19. To see other committed clubs, visit edpsoccer.com/usyouthsoccer.

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