Girls Academy - Sister club Affiliate is a Founding member of Northeast Conference of the Girls Academy League - (Cedar Stars Academy - Bergen)
The girls academy (ga) is the leading youth development platform for the best female soccer players in the united states. The ga is the only national youth soccer platform that represents the collective vision of member clubs and actively engages the voice of the players to take real ownership in the ga. This collaborative philosophy creates a culture guided by a shared set of core values, which produces an unparalleled experience uniquely designed in the best interest of the players. The ga embraces the desire of club members and ga players alike to maintain an unrivaled standard of excellence in coaching, competition, and regional and national showcase events throughout the year. Lastly, the ga is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers each player to reach their best potential as an exceptional athlete and human being by celebrating the player’s journey with a lifelong love of the game through competition, showcases, and camaraderie.
USYS National League (Mid Atlantic)
The US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic EDP Conference is part of the US Youth Soccer National League. The Mid Atlantic EDP Conference is one of thirteen Conferences across the country. The National League Conferences represent one of the highest levels of league play in US Youth Soccer. The Mid Atlantic EDP Conference consists of teams primarily from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.
EDP Premier Divisions are for mid to high level teams suited to a regional model. Teams are bracketed appropriately based on competitive level with travel distances being slightly longer in order to play the most suitable teams for development. EDP Championship Divisions are more localized models. The travel is less as teams compete with similar level opponents inside a smaller radius. The league finds coaches, players and parents who value a good balance of appropriate competitive level and sensible travel prefer to play in this environment. Promotion and relegation takes place within both levels as they look to find the optimal competition for each team.
EDP Futures League is for players taking their first steps into organized league play. The format is 7v7 and the brackets are organized by geography first and competitive level within that geography. Futures festivals is our grassroots program where U7-U8 teams can come together, in an unpressurized environment, and learn the beautiful game.