Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program (EDP) is one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the U.S. EDP operates youth leagues for boys and girls ages 8-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-10, and operates U20/23 men’s and women’s leagues. EDP also runs over 20 tournaments each year. One of the major priorities of EDP’s leagues and tournaments through its Pathway to College™ programming is to enable youth soccer players to reach their full potential, with an emphasis on attending college. More than 5,000 teams participate in EDP’s leagues and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP tournaments annually.
The mission of the Central League is:
1) to build a locally-based league centered around the Route 476 and Route 30 corridor in an effort to reduce travel time for youth players to and from games;
2) to focus on technical player development and sportsmanship as well as to create an overall positive competitive environment that allows for appropriate levels of competition for all players that does not emphasize winning as the ultimate objective;
3) to create a fun and positive experience for players, families, coaches, and officials to generate a life-long love for the game of soccer; and
4) to afford mobility of players within club teams to have competitive and developmental balance. The Central League is travel soccer with "more soccer... less travel."