College Nights

College Nights help your players and their families on their Pathway to College by providing an informal, open and interactive forum where parents and student-athletes are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the college recruitment, application, and admissions process.

Partner with us to educate your parents and players. We are here to help them learn more about the value of obtaining post high school education.


EDP Foundation College Night at Baltimore Union SC

It was a great evening at Archbishop Curley High School as Baltimore Union and the EDP Foundation co-hosted a College Night for the club’s high school-aged players.

This program is specifically designed to provide high school soccer athletes and their parents an informative and educational meeting on the college recruitment and admissions process.

Working closely with EDP Soccer and its valued member clubs, these events will be fully funded by the EDP Foundation as it continues its mission to enable young soccer players to reach their full potential on and off the fi eld by creating connections to college.

College Nights can be held at the location of your choice and will be hosted by the EDP Foundation Chair, Peter Gooding, who has coached at the college level for over 30 years, and Milton Gooding who also has extensive college coaching experience at Kenyon College, Amherst College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Additionally, Milton has built a successful college placement company, serving families from across the country with educational and athletic consulting.

“The EDP Foundation College Night was a fantastic event for our club to host, and provided valuable insight into the college recruitment process for players and parents. EDP’s inclusive approach to player education and development for their member organizations is just one of the many tools that make them standout within US Youth Soccer. We are delighted to be a part of the EDP League and benefit from the knowledge and support that they provide for their clubs.”

– Dennis O’Leary, Director of Coaching, Fox Soccer Academy

“I think that this lesson was very eye opening. In the way that the information was communicated was candid and forthright. This was a good opportunity as it has made me realize that it is time for me to step up and stop relying on my parents for everything.”

– Cameron Raymond, Player, Future Soccer Academy

“This event was a great complement for what we’re trying to do as a club. We love partnering with the EDP Foundation and all the resources they offer. Anything we can have for our membership, our players, and their families is a great thing.”

– Mike Griffith, Director of Coaching and Soccer Operations, Baltimore Union SC

“It means a tremendous amount to us, for a company like EDP to reach out and collaborate on an event like this. It demonstrates a consistent level of commitment and dedication to youth soccer. We have never had a league do anything like this before…That just shows you the kind of consistent level of dedication and transparency and access that our club feels we have with EDP.”

– Ellis Pierre, Director of Coaching, Maryland Montgomery Rush

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College Nights Schedule

12.10.19 | 5:00-6:30PM – Baltimore Union SC (MD) – READ THE ARTICLE
3.9.20 | 7:00-8:30PM – Maryland Rush Montgomery (MD)
1.30.21 | 7:00-8:00PM – Treasure Coast United SC (FL)
4.8.21 | 6:00-7:00PM – PA Dominion FC (PAE)
4.9.21 | 7:00-8:30PM – Westchester Flames F.C. (NYE)
5.12.21 | 7:30-8:30PM – FC Dutchmen (NYE)
5.13.21 | 7:00-8:00PM – Park Slope United (NYE)
6.29.21 | 7:00-8:00PM – Future Soccer Academy (NJ)
9.30.21 | 6:00-7:00PM – New Amsterdam FC (NYE)
10.13.21 | 6:30-7:30PM –  Union County FC / Mexisoccer – Perth Amboy (NJ)
3.1.22 | 6:30-7:30PM – Coppermine FC (MD)
4.7.22 | 7:00-9:00PM – Next Level Soccer Limited (MD)
5.17.22 | 6:30-8:30PM – Stateline SC (NJ)
5.24.22 | 7:00-8:30PM – Greater Flemington SC (NJ)
6.13.22 | 6:30-8:00PM – NJ Santos FC Rush (NJ)
11.7.22 | 7:00-8:30PM – Yardley Makefield Soccer (PAE)
11.28.22 | 6:00-7:30PM – PA Dominion / FC Bucks (PAE)
1.11.23 | 7:30-9:00PM – Rahway JFC (NJ)
1.17.23 | 7:00-8:30PM – Fox Soccer Academy (NYE)

Get Essential Knowledge for College

College Nights provide an informal, open and interactive forum with parents and students encouraged to discuss and ask questions that are pertinent to them. Topics include, but will not be limited to:


GPA vs. Standardized testing

Curriculum advice

College application essays

Meeting your HS guidance officer

High School teacher recommendations

Timing of the application process

Creating a prospective college list

Size of a college and the location

Soccer and Academic resumes

Recruiting e-mail account

Scholarships vs. Financial aid

Merit Scholarships

DI, DII and DIII – What is the best fit?

College visits and tour info sessions

Introduction letter to college coaches

Extra-curricular activities

Highlight videos vs. game tapes

Club coach recommendations

College ID clinics & camp pros and cons

Please note, EDP Foundation College Nights are designed to provide insight and recommendations and are not intended to replace High School guidance programs. They are one-time events and will not be an ongoing service.

“EDP Foundation College Nights provide players and parents with a unique and invaluable experience by bringing college recruiting experts right to their club. They can ask questions and gain insights in a focused forum that’s not available from any other organization.”

– Peter Gooding, Chair, Board of Directors, EDP Foundation

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