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USYS Apr 07, 2021

Seven clubs join EDP Soccer Florida Competitive Leagues

The EDP Soccer Florida Competitive Leagues program has announced that seven clubs in the North Florida region have committed to play in the 2021-2022 season.

These seven clubs join those from the Central and South Florida regions who have participated in the inaugural 2020-2021 season.

The seven founding clubs are:

Additional clubs that will be part of the EDP North Florida region will be announced shortly.

EDP Soccer Technical Director Simon Collins remarks: “EDP Soccer is happy to support the clubs and offer them a league solution that creates a proper pathway for all of their teams. With like-minded clubs working together, everyone is able to put player development first. We will be able to create the best environment possible for everyone involved.”

“As one of the oldest, and most decorated youth soccer organizations in Tallahassee, we are relentless in our pursuit to promote and inspire a passion for the game of soccer. And it is that passion that drives us to seek the very best in competition to challenge our players. Clearly, EDP Soccer has established the most competitive and professional environment in North Florida, which is the perfect fit for our club.”
— Andy Warner, Warner / ASG Soccer President & DOC

“At Southern Soccer Academy, we are all in this together. In our efforts to help each other reach their full potential, we are excited to join a group of well-respected, professionally-managed clubs as we launch EDP Soccer this coming fall. Together with the team at EDP and their like-minded club directors who are involved, I have no doubt that this will be the home for our teams for years to come.”
— Lee Swafford, Southern Soccer Academy – Coastal

“In just a few short months, we have laid the foundation for what will no doubt be one of the premier youth soccer organizations in the state of Florida. Our full-time, professional coaching staff is committed to individual development both on and off the field. And our network of clubs with whom we are launching this exciting new initiative represents the very best of youth soccer in North Florida. The future is Prime!”
— Felipe Munoz, Florida Prime Executive Director

“We are excited to be part of the elite youth soccer organizations of North Florida as we forge a new path forward. Having worked with EDP Soccer in the past, we are confident that together, we will create the ideal environment to foster the development of young players as they strive to reach the highest levels of youth soccer in America.”
— Pat Cannon, Jacksonville FC Executive Director and MLS Next Director

“As North Central Florida’s largest and most distinguished youth soccer organization, we take great pride in providing an elite level curriculum to support OUR soccer players of all ages and levels. We are constantly looking for opportunities to challenge our players and what better way than to go toe-to-toe with top talent from across North Florida, as well as the rest of the state in EDP.”
— Jeremy Witt, Gainesville Soccer Alliance Director

“We feel strongly that if you do things the right way, positive results will follow.  In this case, the collaboration between EDP Soccer and the top clubs of North Florida will yield something special for all players in our area. We are excited to be a Founding Member of EDP North Florida and look forward to what the future holds!”
— Matt Hollyoa, Clay County SC Director of Coaching

“The opportunity to work in soccer at both the youth and professional levels, both domestic and abroad, has provided a unique perspective on this beautiful game.  While there are certainly many ways to approach player development, like-minded organizations coming together in support of our youth creates the optimal environment in which development may occur. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting new initiative and to serve our community through the game of soccer!”
— David Gough, Ancient City SC