EDP Soccer announced today that they have entered into a multi-year relationship with SportsRecruits to leverage their recruiting platform and on site evaluation tools as EDP Soccer’s exclusive recruiting technology.
Over the course of its 20+ year history, EDP Soccer has focused on the development of student-athletes both on and off the field. Further emphasizing their commitment to this mission, EDP Soccer has named SportsRecruits, the market-leading recruiting network for student-athletes, the exclusive recruiting partner for all of their showcase events. SportsRecruits, founded in 2008, has been creating solutions for student-athletes and their families to navigate the complicated recruiting process.
“Our mission has always been to use technology to empower student-athletes as they navigate the recruiting process,” said Chris Meade, Co-CEO of SportsRecruits. “EDP Soccer represents an organization that is committed to helping their student-athletes reach their full academic and athletic potential, and this partnership will give student-athletes participating in EDP Soccer Showcases the tools they need to do just that.”
This partnership will enhance the EDP Soccer Pathway to College™ initiative by providing each participating student-athlete with a free SportsRecruits account prior to their events, giving them full access to the recruiting platform and suite of tools, including:
- Full control over what information appears for college coaches in the books at recruiting events.
- Access to the Advanced School Search and Favorites List Tool to explore our database of every college program in the country
- Ability to upload unlimited videos & create highlight reels using the built in Highlight Reel Editor
- Instant notifications any time a college coach interacts with their profile
“Together with SportsRecruits, EDP Soccer is helping clubs and their prospective student-athletes connect with college coaches and scouts as part of the EDP Pathway to CollegeTM initiative,” said Alan Shilling, President, EDP Soccer. “This powerful technology platform empowers players to learn about the recruiting process; find colleges that fit their athletic and academic goals; and use advanced tools to create digital profiles, helping them stand out at EDP Soccer showcase events and reach the next level.”
College coaches will receive free access to EventBeacon, the digital recruiting tool powered by SportsRecruits. Through EventBeacon, coaches will have access to complete team rosters, event schedules, and SportsRecruits profiles for all athletes in attendance. Any evaluations made within the app can be directly exported to be added to a program’s CRM of choice. Following each recruiting event, EDP Soccer will host all game film on EventBeacon On Demand, the virtual recruiting experience for college coaches that allows them to recruit long after the event has ended.
This best-in-class technology will allow coaches to recruit more efficiently before, during, and after EDP Soccer events. All of these tools are completely free for college coaches.
About EDP Soccer – Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program (EDP) is one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the U.S. EDP Soccer operates youth leagues for boys and girls ages 9-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-11, operates U20/23 men’s and women’s leagues, and manages multiple conferences of the US Youth Soccer National League. EDP Soccer also manages more than 25 tournaments each year. One of the major priorities of EDP Soccer’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 4,500 teams participate in EDP Soccer leagues, and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP Soccer tournaments annually. For more information about EDP soccer, please visit www.edpsoccer.com
About SportsRecruits – SportsRecruits is the leading sports recruiting network, connecting athletes, clubs, events, and college coaches in the recruiting process. The company’s network and tools are trusted by sports organizations such as the IWLCA, IMLCA, and Junior Volleyball Association. Every year, millions of connections are made on the network, resulting in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions. SportsRecruits is headquartered in New York City.