2012-13 NEPAL Playoffs - PDP

U-13:  PDA
U-14:  New York Red Bulls
U-15:  New York Red Bulls


Champion Photos:

U-13:  PDA U-14:  New York Red Bulls
U-15:  New York Red Bulls

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:
For the purposes of determining champions, Northeast Pre-Academy League playoffs included the top eight teams in the U-13, U-14, U-15 and U-18 age groups.
 
Northeast Pre-Academy League champions advanced to the 2013 NPL Champions Cup, where NPL national championships were awarded. That event was held July 18-22 at Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.
 
AGE GROUP STRUCTURE:
  • U-13: Players born on or after January 1, 1999
  • U-14: Players born on or after January 1, 1998
  • U-15: Players born on or after January 1, 1997
  • U-18: Players born on or after January 1, 1994
Players are roster-tied to their teams for the duration of the event, even if a club has multiple age groups qualify. Regular Northeast Pre-Academy League roster rules apply to the playoffs.
 
PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS AND COMPETITION STRUCTURE:
The top eight teams in each age group based upon points per game qualify for the Northeast Pre-Academy League playoffs.
 
  • Sat., June 8 or Sun., June 9: Quarterfinal Games (No. 8 at No. 1 / No. 7 at No. 2 / No. 6 at No. 3 / No. 5 at No. 4)
    At the home field of the higher seed. Date and time to be scheduled by home team in conjunction with the visiting team.

The quarterfinal matchups are (full schedule details available here):

U-13:
 
PDA @ Match Fit
FC Westchester @ New York Red Bulls
Baltimore Bays @ BW Gottschee
Oakwood @ FC Delco
 
U-14:
 
Met Oval @ New York Red Bulls
DC United @ PDA
Albertson @ PA Classics
Baltimore Bays @ BW Gottschee
 
U-15:
 
Match Fit @ BW Gottschee
FC Westchester @ PDA
Oakwood @ Albertson
Baltimore Bays @ New York Red Bulls

  • Sat., June 15: Semifinal Games
    At Classics Park in Manheim, Pa.
  • Sun., June 16: Championship and Consolation Games, and Player Development Program (PDP)
    At Classics Park in Manheim, Pa.

 

SEMIFINALS AND FINALS – JUNE 15-16, 2013:
All quarterfinal winners advance to the semifinals and finals weekend, June 15-16 at Classics Park in Manheim, Pa.
 
Semifinals games are played on Sat., June 15 Championship and consolation games are played on Sun., June 16. All teams play two games.
 
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP):
In conjunction with the Northeast Pre-Academy League playoffs, US Club Soccer also hosted a Player Development Program (PDP) event for the top boys born in 2000.
 
The PDP event took place on Sun., June 16, with a morning session and afternoon session, scouted by U.S. Soccer technical staff and US Club Soccer id2 Program staff. Players identified through the PDP event were considered for inclusion in U.S. Soccer National Team programming and US Club Soccer’s id2 Program Training Camps.
 
US Club Soccer solicited recommendations for the PDP event from Directors of Coaching during the spring, and will select participants based on these recommendations and independent scouting during the Spring Showcase and during the spring season. PDP sessions will be “staggered” with the U-13 and U-14 Northeast Pre-Academy League playoffs, enabling scouts to observe players in both events.