Ages and Formats:
League: 8U: 4v4, 9U-10U: 7v7
Teams will be bracketed based off of geography, competitiveness, and by like-minded clubs. Teams will play the other teams in their division in a league format.
Teams will be grouped together on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in either four 20-minute games or three 25-minute games depending on age group. These games are designed to:
- Provide an accelerated player development with an enjoyable atmosphere
- Education of the game while allowing the players to make mistakes
- Participate in a level of soccer that the player is comfortable with
U8: 4v4 – 6, 40-minute games (10-min quarters)
U9 & 10U: 7v7 – 6, 60-minute games (30-min halves)
Each team will play four 20-minute matches
All teams will use US Youth Soccer passes
EDP and MD SoccerPlex are creating a positive game day environment for players, coaches, spectators and referees. EDP REP and Fair Play Please initiatives will be enforced. The 7v7 field size will be consistent with build out lines.
Read the official press release: EDP Futures Kicks Off Spring 2019 at Maryland SoccerPlex