ECNL Northeast Regional League
The ECNL was founded in 2009 by forward-thinking Directors of Coaching across the country who saw a need for change in and special commitment to improving the daily environment for American elite female youth soccer players. These Directors came together and collaborated to build what would become the top female youth development platform in the world. The grass roots leadership and cooperation was unprecedented in American youth soccer, and the ECNL continues to be the most progressive and innovative development platform in the country.
USYS National League (Mid Atlantic)
The US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic EDP Conference is part of the US Youth Soccer National League. The Mid Atlantic EDP Conference is one of thirteen Conferences across the country. The National League Conferences represent one of the highest levels of league play in US Youth Soccer. The Mid Atlantic EDP Conference consists of teams primarily from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.
EDP Premier Divisions are for mid to high level teams suited to a regional model. Teams are bracketed appropriately based on competitive level with travel distances being slightly longer in order to play the most suitable teams for development. EDP Championship Divisions are more localized models. The travel is less as teams compete with similar level opponents inside a smaller radius. The league finds coaches, players and parents who value a good balance of appropriate competitive level and sensible travel prefer to play in this environment. Promotion and relegation takes place within both levels as they look to find the optimal competition for each team.
EDP Futures League is for players taking their first steps into organized league play. The format is 7v7 and the brackets are organized by geography first and competitive level within that geography. Futures festivals is our grassroots program where U7-U8 teams can come together, in an unpressurized environment, and learn the beautiful game.