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Elite Development League U7,U8,U9 & U10

2024-25 EDL Team Formation

U8,U9 & U10 EDL Teams will be formed following a Identification events that are scheduled for May 1-7.   If you are unable to attend the ID event near you, and would like to be considered, please contact Kevin Carmichael.  U7 & U8 aged players may attend the assessment or sign up for the Intro to EDL program during REC registration.

Players will attend ID events at Gulfport Sportsplex, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula or Stone Soccer Complex.   Teams will be formed with regional geography as a priority with six boys and six girls teams per age group as the target for the 2024-25 program. 

EDL teams are coached by paid SMSC staff coaches, practice 2-3x per week and have a Fall and Spring season.  Travel is generally within an hour for match play with no over night stays expected.  This is an optimal developmental experience for a young player wishing to grow their game.

Questions or need to request an evaluation ?  Contact:  Kevin Carmichael 

Intro to EDL Program Info

SMSC will be offering a U5,U6,U7 and U8 I-EDL program for Boys and Girls in the 2024-25 season for players born in 2016 and 2017.  This program will be an open enrollment program that begins October 1st and runs until mid March.  Teams will train 2x per week under the guidance of SMSC staff and team coaches and will play games locally and incorporated into the REC league.

Players may also register for the I-EDL program for U9/10 and U11/12 - which is an open enrollment program and runs October through March.


EDL U5, U6 Intro to EDL I-EDL $150.00 
EDL U7, U8 Intro to EDL I-EDL $275.00 
EDL U9, U10 Intro to EDL I-EDL $275.00 
EDL U11, U12 Intro to EDL I-EDL $350.00 


For more information or if you wish for your child to be enrolled, please contact Kara Worthington, I-EDL Program Director.

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