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)
- FC Copa (NJ)
- Ironbound SC (NJ)
- Manhattan SC (NY)
- New York SC (NY)
- Pipeline SC (MD)
- SAC (MD)
- South Jersey Elite Barons (NJ)
- TSF Academy (NJ)
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."