FRISCO, Texas (June 30, 2020) — The USYS North Atlantic EDP Conference, one of the 13 Conferences within the USYS National League, is excited to announce the boys clubs that will compete in the Club vs. Club Divisions for the 2020-21 season.
The standards-based North Atlantic EDP Conference Boys Club vs. Club Divisions will include 11 clubs, with each club fielding a team in the 13U-19U Boys age groups. The 13U and 14U teams will compete in a season spread out during the fall and spring, while the 15U-19U age groups will play their full schedule in the spring.
The 11 clubs include: AC Connecticut (CT), Barca Academy (NY-E), Brentwood Soccer (NY-E), Brooklyn Italians SC (NY-E), Eastern FC (NY-E), NY Hota Bavarians S.C. (NY-E), Inter Connecticut (CT), NY Elite (NY-E), Quickstrike FC (NY-E), SUSA FC (NY-E) and White Plains Youth SA (NY-E)
“The North Atlantic EDP Conference is excited for the inaugural season of Club vs. Club Division play, and we are happy to have 11 well-qualified boys clubs ready to participate,” said Jen Marcella, League Manager for the North Atlantic EDP Conference. “The Club vs. Club format has been successful in other Conferences in the Northeast and around the country, and we expect that to continue with many highly-competitive divisions in the North Atlantic EDP Conference.”
In the North Atlantic EDP Conference, the Club vs. Club Division winners will meet the winners of the team-based Premier I Division to determine the conference’s representative to the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships.
Each of the National League’s 13 Conferences, including the North Atlantic EDP Conference, provide a pathway for their top teams to advance to their respective Regional Championships. Conference teams also have access to the new National League Showcase Series, which provides teams with a chance to play cross-conference matches in a national setting with increased exposure to college, professional and national team scouts.
Click here for more information on the North Atlantic EDP Conference or visit the National League homepage for access to all conferences and information on the National League Showcase Series.
Hear from some of the clubs that are set to compete in the North Atlantic EDP Conference Club vs. Club Division:
“White Plains Youth SA is excited to be joining the Club vs. Club Division of the USYS National League North Atlantic EDP Conference. The quality of competition in the Conferences, as well as at Regionals, Nationals and National League Showcase events, will provide the perfect environment for our players to develop. With so many top clubs now playing with USYS in the Northeast, we can place each of our teams appropriately with regards to travel and competitive level. We look forward to getting back out on to the field!” – Alejandro Galeano – Director of Coaching, White Plains Youth SA
“The Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club is looking forward to the new partnership between the NYCSL and the North Atlantic EDP Conference of the USYS National League. The Conference will provide regional league competition and national showcase opportunities for all our players. Additionally, our 71-year-old organization is excited about the merge of the NYCFC youth league clubs with the NYCSL Premier based teams and clubs. We are hopeful this new league program will have a positive impact on our overall club and player development model.” – Antonio Superbia Jr. – Director of Coaching, Brooklyn Italians SC
“Inter Connecticut FC are thrilled to be invited to join the North Atlantic EDP Conference’s Club vs. Club Division. This is a significant step for our club in terms of club growth and player development. Playing in the National League Conferences will provide our players with more exposure and opportunities to progress their game and reach the next level. This level of exposure will really allow Inter Connecticut FC to raise our game on a local, regional and national level.” – Marty Walker – Technical Director, Inter Connecticut FC
“With the merge into the National League platform, we are confident that this is the next step to providing our members with both growth and development opportunities. Continuing on a joint venture with our fellow Club vs. Club based members and building upon the long-standing competitive relationships we have is something we are looking forward to.” – Jesse Kolmel – Executive Director, Quickstrike FC
“SUSA is happy to be a part of the National league platform. Our focus is always about creating the right environment for our members to play competitively with other like-minded clubs.” – Eddie Hackett – Boys Director of Coaching, SUSA FC
“Our top priority at AC Connecticut is to offer our players the best available platform for their development. The National League will create a high-quality division which will continue to utilize a Club vs. Club structure — something we have found very beneficial to our player development.” – Robin Schuppert – General Manager, AC Connecticut
NY Elite is pleased to announce its entry into the National League. With its high level of competition, excellent exposure to college coaches at both a regional and national level, and the professionalism of all involved organizations, this benefits all of our players.” – John Bain – Boys Director of Coaching, NY Elite
“NY Hota Bavarians S.C. is constantly evolving on the player development side. We feel the structure and competition of the National League will benefit our club. NY Hota’s philosophy has always been to develop, challenge and give the right pathway and opportunities for our youth players to move on to the next level.” – Dan Fisher – Director of Coaching, NY Hota Bavarians S.C.
“For Barca Acdemy Pro NY, it will be always a priority to find the best environment for our players’ development in all senses. For this reason, we are more than happy to be part of the National League platform, which will allow us to continue being part of such good and healthy competition for all of our teams.” – Guillem Costa – Director, Barca Academy