--Winners of Event Qualify for the US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences Spring Showcase--


Milton, Ontario (Feb 8, 2019) – Milton Youth Soccer Club today announced it will partner with EDP, one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the United States, to host the EDP Canada Qualifier. The winners of the event’s brackets will earn their way to the US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences Spring Showcase, to be held in New Jersey in April of 2020.  The event will be for boys and girls in the 13U – 18U age groups.

Milton Youth Soccer Club and EDP will conduct the EDP Canada Qualifier on August 30th- September 2nd, 2019 at the Milton Community Sports Park in Milton, Ontario.  

The EDP Canada Qualifier will also host a coaches reception, which will feature keynote speakers who are experts in the college recruitment space. 

“We have been attending EDP events for years and have always been impressed with their quality,” stated Kevon Celestine, Milton Youth Soccer Club President.  “Milton Youth Soccer Club is excited to be partnering with EDP on what will no doubt be a must-attend event for the most competitive teams in Canada.”

“We have long known of the talent that exists in Canada and Milton Youth Soccer Club is a great partner with which to navigate that landscape,” commented Alan Shilling, EDP CEO.  “Providing a pathway to college is at the heart of EDP programming and we look forward to be working with Milton Youth Soccer Club to make this pathway available to our neighbours to the north.”

The winners of each age bracket will advance to the US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences Spring Showcase, a major U.S. event that will feature 300 plus top boys and girls teams from the United States, including several clubs that are members of the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy program.  The showcase is expected to attract more than 300 college coaches to the world-class Tuckahoe Turf Farms Soccer Complex in Hammonton, NJ, located outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Registration is now open. Learn more at

About EDP

Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program Soccer (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 9-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-11, 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 is to enable soccer players to reach their full potential, with an emphasis on attending college. More than 3,500 teams participate in EDP’s leagues and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP tournaments annually. For more information on EDP, visit

About United States Youth Soccer (US Youth Soccer)

US Youth Soccer – "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 Member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit

About the United States Youth Soccer National League

The US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program is for the nation’s top teams in the 13U through 19U boys and girls age groups, offering additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches. In the 2018-19 soccer season, the program will include the national tier called the National League, which will feature a total of 352 teams, as well as the multi-state tier, which will be comprised of a network of several high-level competitive conferences throughout the country. 

About the Milton Youth Soccer Club (MYSC) - Milton Magic

The Milton Youth Soccer Club (MYSC), is one of Canada’s fastest growing Soccer clubs and ranked one of the top title clubs in the Peel Halton District Association (PHSA).  PHSA is Canada’s largest soccer district in Canada. The 2017/2018 soccer season produced 2 Ontario Cups and several PHSA league titles. The MYSC has been serving the GTA for over 50 years and offers competitive development soccer starting at age 5 and up. The (MYSC) also know as Milton Magic has over 5000 cumulative yearly members, full-time technical staff, and cater to the boys and girl’s soccer players. MYSC is the largest not for profit community-based user group in Milton Ontario, Canada for more information visit