NPL Qualifier: Elite Development Program

Qualifying boys’ teams in five age groups from 14-U to 19-U from the Elite Development Program will advance to the ENPL Playoffs in June 2018. These teams will earn qualification to the postseason ENPL Playoffs based on their performances throughout the regular season.

The Elite Development Program includes the following clubs:

  • Bethesda SC (Md.)
  • Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth (N.J.)
  • Delaware FC (Del.)
  • FC Copa Academy (N.J.)
  • Ironbound SC (N.J.)
  • Manhattan SC (N.Y.)
  • PDA (N.J.)
  • Pipeline SC (Md.)
  • Soccer Association of Columbia (Md.)
  • SJEB Rush (N.J.)
  • TSF Academy (N.J.)
  • Ukrainian Nationals (Pa.)

The EDP – NPL Division includes teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic, with the primary concentration in New York and New Jersey. EDP teams also shined at the 2016 NPL Finals, matching the NEP with three NPL national championships and two runner-up finishes.

“ENPL gives our members the opportunity to compete on a regional and national stage, which gives them a little something extra to play for throughout the year. Importantly, ENPL will push our membership to continue to create top notch development environments for their players,” said Alan Shilling, EDP CEO. “The most intriguing aspect of ENPL are the people and clubs who are involved. Surrounding ourselves with great minds who are committed to the game will allow our league and our members to stay at the forefront of player development within this sport.”

Quotes from member clubs:

  • Ray Selvadurai, Manhattan SC Director of Coaching: “The EDP NPL has provided Manhattan Soccer Club with an extremely competitive league format for several years. The member clubs are top-notch in the region and exemplify outstanding coaching leadership, long-term player development programs, youth national team players, strong college placement records and success at a national level at the NPL Finals. We are excited about the heightened level of competition that the ENPL will provide and look forward to competing for a true league-based national championship in the future.”